P.S. 162 The John Golden School

John Lionel Golden (1874-1955) was a playwright who, at one time, had a Broadway theater named after him (202 W 58 Street).

Golden and his wife opened their huge property in Bayside to the neighborhood for recreational activities. When they died, they donated the property to the city with the stipulation that it remain a park. The land is now Crocheron Park and a portion is designated as Golden Field.

According to Wikipedia, as a songwriter, Golden was best-known as lyricist for "Poor Butterfly" (196). He produced many Broadway shows and four films.


New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, John Golden Park https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/Q012B/history

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