Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn

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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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  • To Cadman Plaza Park, across the Brooklyn Bridge from the Brooklyn side of Manhattan subway at Jay St - MetroTech is attended during the walk to get off at the bridge in Central Park. Around City Hall, of the Odori Park, quiet location.
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  • Was visiting during a film industry program. Easy access for walking. Take public transportation due to federal court building, parking limited, if non-existent.  more »
  • Spend some time watching the locals in the park, there are people strolling, jogging and many nannies looking after their children, a great experience.  more »
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  • Nice little park in downtown Brooklyn. Do you need to use the bathroom? Go to the north side of the building whose south wall is a war memorial. You'll see an ugly door that looks like it would never open. It will in fact open. You will find a hallway with all sorts of Parks Dept stuff. But there are public restrooms in there. Really.
  • We arrived by foot and subway, and I don't think the trek was worth the destination. If you live local to the area within a few blocks, I suppose it's a nice place to relax. But as a journey from elsewhere in NYC, I'd head to Central Park or Prospect Park for a more relaxing experience.
  • Nice quiet park near the stairway that leads to the Brooklynn Bridge stairs to walk back across to Manhattan! Also they have Bikes you can rent and ride on the bridge!
  • Good food and location. Excellent for late night.
  • Nice little park to walk through. Nothing special really about it, but nice walking

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