Petrosino Square Park

Today in LES History: Officer Petrosino is Gunned Down in Sicily

Posted March 12, 2015 at 10:31 am

On this day in… 1909 – Giuseppe “Joseph” Petrosino was gunned down in Palermo, Sicily. Petrosino was the first Italian-speaking police officer in the NYPD and commander of the “Italian Squad” – a pioneering anti-mafia outfit based out of the Fifth Precinct on Elizabeth Street. A law passed in 1909 allowed deportations of criminals in […]

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Nolita Natural Opens Tomorrow on Cleveland Place

Last modified April 3, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Spring Street Natural, it’s time to meet your latest competition.

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Petrosino Prison Arrives on SoHo Median

Posted November 8, 2012 at 6:28 am

Petrosino Park has another new short-term resident on its tiny island.

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Urban Golfing with Patrick Barr on Jersey Street

Posted August 9, 2012 at 10:33 am

He don’t need no caddy. Just a dozen or so stuffed lunchbox milk cartons, a pitching wedge, and a trash can target.

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Early Edition: June 21

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

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Olek Crochets Children’s Tricycle in Petrosino Square

Posted March 9, 2011 at 6:28 am

No rest for the weary. That seems to be Olek’s mantra of late.

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No Skateboarding in Petrosino Park

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 8:21 am

Two squads of enforcement personnel were needed Friday afternoon to apprehend a pair of skaters in the northern section of Petrosino Park. Amidst the hubbub of the evening rush, NYC Park Enforcement officers were issuing tickets to the youths for skating in a no-skate zone.

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Petrosino Park Update

Posted May 27, 2009 at 9:15 am

Thanks to a tip from a resident of Cleveland Place, we now have an update on Petrosino Park, which has been under construction for many months. Dear Friends, A number of you have asked about the timetable for the renovation to be finished and why there has been quite a stretch now during which construction […]