The Department of Parks and Recreation wrapped up a major restoration project just it time to celebrate the 102nd annivesary of a historic stairway at the famous Polo Grounds site in Harlem.

The John Brush Stairway was built by the former New York Giants baseball team (now the San Francisco Giants) in 1913 to accomodate fans going to and from the Polo Grounds.

It was named for Giants owner John T. Brush and is the last reminder of the stadium, which was torn down in 1964.

Former pros, team administrators and some young players were all on hand to mark the reopening.

"Right here where we stand was a part of American history," said former Mets and Yankees player Lee Mazzilli. "Not just baseball history. This is American history."

"I think it's a major, incredible addition to the community and an even more fitting tribute to the rich history of not only the Giants, but the entire baseball family," said Staci Slaughter, representing the San Francisco Giants.

"It's important that we connect the next generation to the past so they appreciate what was done here today," said Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver.

"It's just nice to know that I'm standing on historical ground," said one person who attended the ceremony.

In addition to the San Francisco Giants, the Yankees, the Mets, the Giants and the Jets have all called the Polo Grounds home. Each team pitched in on the $1.4 million restoration.