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Northerleigh Park
Northerleigh Park is among the most cherished of Staten Island’s many natural treasures. Located between North and Burn...

Norway Triangle
Norway Triangle was developed as a Greenstreet in 1996 and named for the adjacent avenue. Previously, this traffic island had...

Old Town Playground
This playground is named for Old Town, the surrounding neighborhood which was the first European settlement in Staten Island, ...

Osprey in New York City
Saw Mill Creek Park, named after the brackish creek that carves through the park and empties into the Arthur Kill River behind...

Peregrine Falcons in New York City - Arthur Von Briesen Park
This park, which occupies the former site of the estate of Arthur von Briesen (1843-1920), is a prime spot for sighting peregr...

Pinocchio Playground
Pinocchio is one of the most beloved children’s characters ever created. The touching tale of a wooden puppet who striv...

Playland Playground
This playground is reminiscent of the old South Beach Happyland Amusement Park. Originally part of a small Dutch communit...

Pleasant Plains Memorial
The bronze victory figure created by sculptor and Tottenville resident George Thomas Brewster (1862–1943) was originally...

Pleasant Plains Plaza
This plaza is named for the surrounding neighborhood of Pleasant Plains. This area west of Prince’s Bay has also been k...

Prall Playground
Anning Smith Prall (1870-1937) was born to William Henry Prall and Josephine Rebecca Cartwright. The Pralls had lived on Stat...

Prall’s Island
The origin of the name Prall’s Island, located in the Arthur Kill, is uncertain. It was named either for Arent Jansen V...

Reed's Basket Willow Swamp Park
This park’s unusual name is inspired by the Read family, owners of the land for several generations. John Read (1786-18...

Robert Richard Randall Monument
This monumental bronze sculpture nestled in the northwestern corner of Snug Harbor Cultural Center depicts Robert Richard Rand...

Salt Marshes in New York City Parks - Lemon Creek Park
Salt marshes play a critical role in the support of human life, acting as natural filtration systems by trapping pollutants th...

Salt Marshes in New York City Parks - William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge
Salt marshes play a critical role in the support of human life, acting as natural filtration systems by trapping pollutants th...

Saw Mill Creek Marsh
A marsh is a wet area of mineral soil located around the edges of a lake or on the floodplain of a river. The marshlands of t...

Seguine House
A stately Greek Revival structure, the Seguine House faces Prince’s Bay on the southern shore of Staten Island. Built i...

Shellfish in New York City - Alice Austen House & Park
Alice Austen House and Park rests on Northern Staten Island overlooking New York Harbor. At one time, the waters of this area...

Shellfish in New York City - Crescent Beach
Crescent Beach is located on Staten Island, in the neighborhood of Great Kills. At one time, the waters of this area were fill...

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