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Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn

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3.6/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
Cadman Plaza is a park located on the border between the Brooklyn Heights historic neighborhood and Downtown Brooklyn in New York City. Named for Reverend Doctor Samuel Parkes Cadman (1864-1936), a renowned minister in the Brooklyn Congregational Church, it is built on land reclaimed by condemnation in 1935 and was named as a park in 1939. The park borders Cadman Plaza West and Cadman Plaza East and the west and east sides of the plaza, respectively.LocationThe plaza is bounded by Cadman Plaza East and Cadman Plaza West, and by the Brooklyn Bridge on the north and Tillary Street on the south. South of this park, between Tillary and Johnson Streets, lies the small Korean War Veterans Plaza. South of Johnson, the Kings County Supreme Court Building and Columbus Park, featuring a statue of Christopher Columbus, sit on land formerly used as a station for trolley cars. These parks, together with Whitman Park, form a mall from Brooklyn Borough Hall to the Brooklyn Bridge.MemorialsGaynor MemorialA statue of William Jay Gaynor (1849–1913) is located in the northern end of Cadman Plaza Park. He was Mayor of New York City from 1910 to 1913. Beforehand, he was a journalist, a lawyer, and a New York Supreme Court justice, known for his tough stance on corruption. During his tenure as mayor, he tried to diminish the influence of Tammany Hall on city government. Gaynor was wounded in an assassination attempt by an irate former civil servant in 1913. Gaynor was also well known for his social life, and he walked over the Brooklyn Bridge to New York City Hall and back to his home in Park Slope every day.
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  • Somewhat bland but quiet Park compared to Manhattan's. I guess the lack of crowds is since everyone comes out of there soon looking for stairs rise to the Brooklyn Bridge or the Brooklyn Bridge Park (much better).
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  • Nice park in Brooklyn Heights. Not far from Dumbo! Pleasant park and safe. Nice connection from Heights to Dumbo. 
  • Kinda of been an abandoned park for years but what a great space very close to the post office and entrance to bklyn bridge 
  • My dog Wallace really gets excited about his visits to the shop. He practically drags me through the door to get in. That says alot. J.Miuccio
  • Very nice and shady park, clean and not too crowded. Good for walking and running, no kiddie play areas
  • It's a small intimate park with lots of benches and beautiful green space. Quite a few people are playing ball, tossing frisbees, and walking dogs - a lovely green break from the big buildings.
  • Great place to scout pokemon.. lol
  • My purpose of going there is to walk my dog. So it completely good for that- you can always find shadow there and play in the grass. Woof approved :))
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