Play Street - Little Italy

Play Street - Little Italy (HM1YZR)

Location: New York, NY 10012 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 43.424', W 73° 59.735'

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From the late 1940s to the 1980s, Mulberry Street from Prince to Houston streets in Little Italy often became a "play street" used by the neighborhood's Italian American youth. Known as "Church Walk" due to the dominance of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral and its cemetery wall, the street was a prime location for many street games. These included stickball, a game played with a bat and a pink rubber ball, a "spaldeen." It is considered to be the most exciting street game ever played by New Yorkers.

Donated by Ciao, Little Italy
The National Italian American Foundation
2011 Andrews Lefevre Studios
Placed ByThe National Italian American Foundation
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Date Added Sunday, June 18th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584825 N 4508574
Decimal Degrees40.72373333, -73.99558333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 43.424', W 73° 59.735'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 43' 25.44" N, 73° 59' 44.1" W
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Area Code(s)917, 914, 212, 646, 347
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 263 Mulberry St, New York NY 10012, US
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