Finn Square

Finn Square (HM2E0T)

Location: New York, NY 10013 New York County
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N 40° 43.133', W 74° 0.406'

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encounter with three bulldogs on his way to a court session in the Bronx. Under attack, he climbed a lamppost and yelled for help. Local papers carried the story and New York loved it.
A New York Times editorial at the time of his death in 1910 praised him as "an idealist," "a friend of the people," and added, "He was fairly adored by thousands as leader, friend, a protector." Crowds of mourners lined the streets as Finn's funeral procession ked to St. Peter's Church.
Today the working class Irish neighborhood in what was Manhattan's West Ward has become the fashionable Tribeca (TRiangle BElow CAnal Street), and Finn Square reflects the change. For almost 70 years, it was a weed-cover slab of concrete. Today it contains a triangle shaped garden bordered by cobblestones that is a profusion of flowers and shrubs. Thornless honey locust trees (Gleditsia triacanthos inermis) and flowering dogwoods (Cornus florida) provide a green canopy, and grassy plots separate the flowerbeds.
The transformation, which took place in April 1998, is the product of Greenstreets, a joint program started in 1986 and revived in 1994 by Parks and the Department of Transportation, to turn drab traffic islands into attractive green spaces with the help of community volunteers. Parks planted the trees, and Tribeca residents planted the flowers



and maintain the garden
City of New York Parks and Recreation
Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor
Adrian Benepe, Commissioner
December, 2001
www.nyc.gov/parks
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HM NumberHM2E0T
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Year Placed2001
Placed ByCity of New York Parks and Recreation
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Date Added Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at 10:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583886 N 4508025
Decimal Degrees40.71888333, -74.00676667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 43.133', W 74° 0.406'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 43' 7.9800000000002" N, 74° 0' 24.36" W
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Area Code(s)212, 646, 914, 917, 516,
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , New York NY 10013, US
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