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Beanstalk Playground
Inspired by a steel sculpture of a giant called “Phoenix Man” which once stood nearby, the park’s designer, ...

Bell Tower Park
Parks named this land on June 18, 1987 in honor of the site’s prominent 500-ton tower and Spanish bell, cast in 1762 for...

Belmont Playground
Belmont Playground is located on the southeast corner of Belmont Avenue and E. 182nd Street in the Belmont neighborhood of...

Ben Abrams Playground
Ben Abrams (1907-1984) operated a neighborhood luncheonette for many years on nearby Holland Avenue. He was an active member ...

Benjamin Gladstone Square
This square is named for Benjamin Gladstone (1897-1935), a New York City native who represented the Bronx’s Fifth Assemb...

Bergen Triangle
This park was named in honor of William C. Bergen (1862-1925), a one-time policeman known as the “millionaire cop”...

Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park
This park honors the men and women who have preserved, protected, and America’s armed forces throughout its history. ...

Bill Rainey Park
Bounded by Dawson and Beck Streets and Intervale and Longwood Avenues, Bill Rainey Park is named after William F. Rainey (1920...

Blackrock Playground
Blackrock Playground is located west of P.S. 119 on a block bounded by Blackrock, Virginia, Watson, and Pugsley Avenues. The ...

Boone Slope
Located on the south side of the Cross-Bronx Expressway, bounded by its namesake, Boone Avenue, and West Farms Road, the origi...

Boston Garden
Postal carriers first traveled the Boston Post Road, the first official post road in North America, in 1673. The road had bee...

Bridge Playground
Bridge Playground, on the east side of the Harlem River, takes its name from the adjacent Washington Bridge and the Alexander ...

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

Bronx and Pelham Parkway
The inception of the Bronx and Pelham Parkway dates back to 1881, when John Mullaly (1835-1915), onetime New York City Health ...

Bronx Park
Bronx Park, like the surrounding borough and the river that runs through it, is named for the 17th century Swedish sea captain...

Bronx Park - the Forests of New York City
Although Bronx Park is best known as the site of the Bronx Zoo and New York Botanical Garden, the park also contains one of th...

Bronx Park: August 2005 Park of the Month
Bronx Park is August’s Park of the Month. The 718-acre park boasts some of the city’s most ecologically signific...

Bronx River
The glad spring gushing from the rock’s bare bosom Sweet sights, sweet sounds, all sights, all sounds excelling Oh! &l...

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