Over the years, Bensonhurst has become increasingly populated by Chinese immigrants while Bath Beach remains to be a popular neighborhood amongst Russian immigrants. The park in turn, acts as a meeting point between the two – with the most prominent immigrant groups making use of the park being primarily of Chinese and Russian descent. Built on December 8, 1924, the park was constructed when the City of New York acquired the land. Although a name was not officially given to the park, residents called it Seth Low Park because of its proximately to Seth Low Intermediate School. In 1987 the name was officially changed to Seth Low Playground.1


1 Pierre-pierre, Garry. “A Slow Boil In the Melting Pot.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 08 Aug. 1993. Web. Apr. 2012. <http://www.nytimes.com/1993/08/08/nyregion/a-slow-boil-in-the-melting-pot.html?pagewanted=all>.

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