Duane Park

Duane Park (HM25G8)

Location: New York, NY 10013 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 43.031', W 74° 0.563'

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Duane Park
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Originally an open commons, the park was later enclosed by an iron fence. By 1870 it had been enlarged and landscaped with trees, lawn and shrubs accorded to a design by Parks Chief Engineer Montgomery A. Kellogg and Chief Gardner Ignatz A. Pilat.
In 1887, as part of a citywide effort to improve public access to enclosed park lands, Parks Superintendent Samuel Parsons Jr. and Landscape Architect Calvert Vaux designed a plan with paths curving in from each surrounding street.
In 1940 Chief Consultant Landscape Architect Gilmore D. Clarke and Parks Landscape Architect Janet Patt redesigned the park in a formal Beaux-Arts style, and a central flagpole inscribed with Duane Park's history was added.
The 1999 plan, by Landscape Architect Signe Nielsen, replaced paved areas with planting to evoke the more pastoral 1887 design of the park.
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HM NumberHM25G8
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Date Added Monday, February 12th, 2018 at 7:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583668 N 4507834
Decimal Degrees40.71718333, -74.00938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 43.031', W 74° 0.563'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 43' 1.8599999999999" N, 74° 0' 33.78" W
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Area Code(s)212, 646, 914, 917, 516,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 165 Duane St, New York NY 10013, US
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