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New York County Places & Things Named for Politicians

   Broome Street, in Manhattan, is named for John Broome.
   Tompkins Square Park, in Manhattan, is named for Daniel D. Tompkins.
   Straus Park (established 1895 as Schuyler Square; renamed 1907 as Bloomingdale Square; renamed 1915 as Straus Park), at Broadway and West End Avenue in Morningside Heights, Manhattan, is named for Isidor Straus and his wife.
   Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park (opened 1993 as Riverbank State Park; renamed 2017), in Manhattan, is named for Denny Farrell.
   The Herman 'Denny' Farrell Pedestrian Bridge (opened 2017), over the Henry Hudson Parkway and railroad tracks, to Riverside Park, in Manhattan, is named for Denny Farrell.
   The Francis Goldin Houses apartment building (opened 2018), in Manhattan, is named for Frances Goldin.
   Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (formerly part of Seventh Avenue), in Manhattan, is named for Adam Clayton Powell, Jr..
   The Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building (opened 1974 as the Harlem State Office Building; renamed 1983), in Manhattan, is named for Adam Clayton Powell, Jr..
   Samuel Seabury Playground (opened 1962, renamed 1989), Lexington Avenue at 96th Street, Manhattan, is named for Samuel Seabury.
   Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park (opened 1996), in Battery Park City, Manhattan, is named for Robert F. Wagner III.
   Seward Park (three acres on East Broadway, opened 1903), in Manhattan, is named for William H. Seward.
   Carl Schurz Park, in Manhattan, is named for Carl Schurz.
   Henry Street and Rutgers Street, in Manhattan, are both named for Henry Rutgers.
   The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School for International Careers, in Manhattan, is named for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
   Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, in Central Park, Manhattan, is named for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
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