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174th Street Playground
Located in the West Farms neighborhood of the Bronx, the 174th Street Playground is named after the adjacent 174th Street. Th...

Abigail Playground
Abigail Adams (1744-1818), for whom this playground is named, was the wife of the second United States President, John Adams. ...

Admiral Farragut Playground
“Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” -Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870) Admiral David Glasgow F...

Agnes Haywood Playground
This playground is named to honor local resident and civic activist Agnes Haywood (1907-1983). Haywood was born in New York C...

Aileen B. Ryan Recreational Complex
The Aileen B. Ryan (1912-1987) Recreational Complex honors a true New Yorker and ardent supporter of Parks. Born Aileen Barlo...

Alexander's Alley
Alexander’s Alley, located on 140th Street and Alexander Avenue in the Bronx, is named for a family of Mott Haven landow...

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Fountain
This ornamental horse trough and drinking fountain honors jurist Algernon Sydney Sullivan (1826–1887). It is adjacent to...

Allen Shandler Recreation Area
Born January 9, 1951, to Frank and Sylvia Shandler, Allen Shandler was a local boy known for his vigor and integrity. In 1962...

Allerton Ballfields
These ballfields honor Daniel Allerton (1818-1877) an early Bronx settler who purchased and farmed this area with his wife Hus...

Allerton Playground
Allerton Playground and the avenue on which it lies are named in remembrance of Daniel Allerton (1818-1877). Allerton was an...

Ambrosini Field
“It’s not winning that counts, it’s the good sportsmanship.” —Anthony Abraham Ambrosini This...

American Boy
This massive salvaged limestone sculpture by the French-born artist Louis St. Lannes of a partially clad male youth once ad...

Arcilla Playground
This playground, which is jointly operated by Parks and the Board of Education, has had several names since it was first opene...

Bailey Playground
Nathaniel Platt Bailey (1809-1891), the namesake of both this playground and bounding Bailey Avenue, was a 19th century Bronx ...

Barnhill Triangle
This triangle honors Reverend Oliver Paul Barnhill (d. 1934) who led the congregation at the Fordham Manor (Dutch) Reformed Ch...

Barretto Park
This park, like the street on which it lies, honors Francis J. Barretto, a 19th century merchant who lived in the area. Many ...

Barry Plaza
William J. Barry, born in the Bronx, served in World War I as a private with the Company C, 328th Infantry. He was killed in ...

Bartow-Pell Mansion
This historic house stands on a tract of land in Pelham Bay Park that was purchased from the Siwanoy Indians in 1654 by Thom...

Basil Behagen Playground
Throughout his lifetime, Basil Behagen (1927-1993) demonstrated his commitment to youth and to his community. Born in St. Cro...

Bathgate Playground
For more than a hundred years, Crotona Park has been one of the most important public parks in the Bronx, a sanctuary of rolli...

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