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Maria Hernandez Park, named after a Bushwick Hispanic hero

Hipsters may not know it, but Maria Hernandez Park is named after a Bushwick Hispanic hero. Photo by Lore Croghan

 

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Maybe you already frequent the city park on Knickerbocker Avenue and Suydam Street.

It has a newish dog run that's populated with beautiful, expensive-looking canines and their beautiful, expensive-looking owners.

But maybe you don't know the park is named after a Hispanic neighborhood hero, Maria Hernandez. The community organizer battled tooth and nail to get drug traffickers off the streets of Bushwick. She was shot to death through the window of her home on Starr Street in 1989.

Come fly away … to Maria Hernandez Park. Photo by Lore Croghan

Handball in the park, now that it is (finally) spring - Photo by Lore Croghan

April 23, 2014 - 3:45pm


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