NYC Honorary Street Names
William Sunners Playground (Brooklyn)
Location:South side of Avenue H between East 48th 49th Streets.
Honoree: William Sunners (1904-1988), who lived for more than 50 years at 1269 East 49th Street, was a master maker and solver of puzzles. Educated at Hunter College and NYU, he taught in public high schools for 30 years. In 1960 he retired to write professionally. Ultimately, he wrote over 100 books on puzzles and related subjects, and created many crossword puzzles for the New York Times. Sunners was also active in his community. He lobbied vigorously for the creation of the playground now named for him.
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