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Hunts Point Playground
Hunts Point playground, located in the neighborhood of the same name in the southwest Bronx, is named for Thomas Hunt, one of ...

Hutchinson River Parkway
This parkway is named for Anne Hutchinson (1591-1643), a woman whose intelligence and conviction made her an exile in life but...

Hutton Square
This square honors local Bronxite and World War I veteran Cecil F. Hutton. Hutton served as a private in the 105th Infantry a...

Hylan Park
This South Bronx park is named for New York City’s 96th mayor (1917-1925), John F. Hylan (1869-1936), who began his care...

I Am Park
There is substantial speculation and very little fact to explain for the origin of the name of I Am Park. However, the park w...

Indian Field
This tract of land honors Chief Abraham Ninham and the 17 Mohican Indians who died here during a mission to aid the Americans ...

Indian Lake and Boathouse
Indian Lake and the Boathouse are at the heart of 127.5 acre Crotona Park, located in the South Bronx. The name “Indian...

Jacobo Field
Astin Jacobo (1929-2002), was an activist who fled his native Dominican Republic and came to settle in the Bronx in 1970. Her...

Jennie Jerome Playground
This playground is named to honor Jennie Jerome (1854-1921), best known as the mother of Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965), th...

Jerome Park
Jerome Park is located next to the Jerome Park Reservoir and between the Bronx High School of Science and Lehman College, two ...

Jerome Playground - Beavers in New York City
In the early 17th century, the Dutch East India Company sent navigator Henry Hudson westward to discover the Northwest Passage...

Jerome Playground South
This park takes its name from adjacent Jerome Avenue. The avenue bears the name of Leonard W. Jerome (1817-1891), a prominent...

John Mullaly Park
This park honors John Mullaly (1835-1911), a newspaperman and civic official who was a tireless proponent of green space and t...

John Mullaly Park - Atlantic Flyway
The bald eagle, a national symbol of strength and freedom, was formerly listed as an endangered species. Although this majest...

John Philip Sousa Playground
John Philip Sousa (1854-1932), also known as the "March King," enjoyed a lengthy career as a composer, bandmaster, and mu...

John R. Brown Triangle
This triangle honors Major General John R. Brown (1908-1992), a Massachusetts native who moved to the Bronx and served in the ...

Joseph Rodman Drake Park
The property of Joseph Rodman Drake Park in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx was once the site of a Weckquaesgeek Indian vill...

Joseph Yancey Track and Field
In 1936, Joseph James Yancey, Jr. (1910-1991) co-founded the New York Pioneers Track and Field Club. This interracial track t...

Joyce Kilmer Park
This park, bounded by the Grand Concourse, Walton Avenue, 164th and 161st Streets, is named after Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918), po...

Julio Carballo Ballfields
These ballfields honor Julio Carballo (1950-1996), a community-minded Bronx resident who ran a neighborhood baseball program f...

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