NYC Honorary Street Names


Margaret Carnegie Playground (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Existing playground within Cooper Park, located on the northeast side of Cooper Park adjacent to Maspeth and Morgan Avenues
Honoree: Margaret Carnegie (1910-1993) was a community leader and an advocate for public housing. In 1953 she moved to the Cooper Park Houses where she was responsible for the creation of its Tenant Patrol. She worked to improve conditions for both youth and the elderly in the Greenpoint-Williamsburg area, and participated in many community organizations. She is credited with bringing Grandparents Day (the first Sunday after Labor Day) to New York.

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