Mapleton, Brooklyn

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PS 48

Mapleton is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City. Mapleton is sometimes mixed up with Bensonhurst or Borough Park According to the website of Public School 48, The Mapleton School, the area was originally part of Borough Park and developed around 1913-1919. It is located between the neighborhoods of Borough Park, and Bensonhurst and is bounded by 16th Avenue on the West, Dahill Road on the East, 57th Street on the North and 65th Street on the South. The Mapleton School is located at 18th Avenue and 60th Street, and the Brooklyn Public Library has a Mapleton Branch at 17th Avenue and 60th Street.

The neighborhood of Mapleton was sometimes known as Mapleton Park. The park named Mapleton Park, also Mapleton Oval, existed from at least 1916 to 1920, located at 62nd Street and 20th Avenue. The field was the home of the Mapleton Park Nine baseball team.[1] The oval may have been named after an old neighborhood name for the area. Today, the legacy of the name Mapleton Park exists in a local synagogue, the Young Israel of Mapleton Park, near 65th Street and Bay Parkway (22nd Avenue).

Mapleton contains Washington Cemetery, the largest inhabited Jewish cemetery in New York. Many Orthodox Jews are buried there, as are many prominent people. The cemetery is located on Bay Parkway and stretches from 59th Street to East 3rd Street

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Coordinates: 40°37′05″N 73°58′48″W / 40.618°N 73.980°W / 40.618; -73.980