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Prospect Playground
Located in the South Bronx neighborhood of East Tremont, this playground, like the adjoining thoroughfare takes its name from ...

Puerto Rican Sun Sculpture
Puerto Rican Sun, a 25-foot-tall, brightly colored painted Cor-Ten steel archway, is by  Puerto Rican born artist Rafael ...

Pugsley Creek Park
Pugsley Creek, which divides Clason Point (on its west) from Castle Hill Neck (on its east), was originally used...

Pulaski Park
Pulaski Park is one of two parklands in New York City (the other is in the Brooklyn) that honors Casimir Pulaski (1748-1779), ...

Quarry Ballfields
This parkland, like the road that bounds it, is named for a nearby rock quarry that, according to local lore, became the cella...

Railroad Park
This park at the intersection of Courtlandt Avenue, East 161st, and East 162nd Streets in the Bronx neighborhood of Melrose...

Ralph H. Hoist Triangle
Ralph H. Hoist Triangle honors a diligent community steward. Ralph H. Hoist (1922-1990) was born in Philadelphia and attended...

Ranaqua
Ranaqua, the Bronx headquarters of the Department of Parks & Recreation of the City of New York, is located in...

Randall Playground
Randall Playground serves the residents of the Castle Hill Houses. This sprawling group of buildings is one of the housing pr...

Randall Playground - House Sparrows in New York City Parks
If you look around Randall Playground, you will probably see house sparrows (Passer domesticus). This small, brown bird has a...

Red Light Park
These two lots were assigned to the Parks Department by the Department of General Services Division of Real Pr...

Reiss Field
This field and nearby Reiss Place both honor George Reiss, a landowner whose pond once occupied this land. Local children onc...

Reverend Polite Playground
This playground and the avenue that forms its western boundary are both named for Reverend James Arthur Polite (1899-1980), a ...

Richman (Echo) Park
For almost one hundred years, local residents have called this site Echo Park, after the well-defined echo that can be heard b...

Rienzi Playground
The land for Rienzi Playground was developed by the City of New York as a school and community play area. The ...

Riverbend Playground
Riverbend Playground is located in Kingsbridge Heights, near the bend of the Harlem River, where it skirts the northern tip of...

Riverdale Park - the Forests of New York City
Riverdale Park is known as a haven for birds. Twenty-seven species, including the screech owl (Otus asio), have been confirme...

Riverdale Playground
The Riverdale section of the Bronx began as a real estate venture in 1856, financed in part by the prominent Dodge, Goodrich, ...

Rockefeller Fountain
This elaborate sculptural fountain has a long and controversial history. Known as the Rockefeller Fountain, after the benef...

Rodman’s Neck
The peninsula of Rodman’s Neck is located south of Orchard Beach between Eastchester Bay and City Island. The peni...

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