This 8 plus acre park is located in New York City, and was named for Michael J. Coffey (1839-1907), a former state senator who was born in County Cork, Ireland.
Michael immigrated to the US with his parents when he was 5-years old. He served in the Union navy during the Civil War. Following the war he returned to NY and became a politician representing the area known as Red Hook Point, but locally known as "Coffeyville."
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