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A Bird Named Goldilocks
This whimsical, intimate bronze sculpture was created by Staten Island artist Anne Marie McDonnell and installed in 1995. McD...

A.R.R.O.W. Site Queens Community Garden and Playground
This community garden is named after the neighborhood volunteer group responsible for its conception and final construction in...

ABC Playground
The name of ABC Playground reflects both its location at the northern edge of Alphabet City and its proximity to Public School...

Abe Lebewohl Park
Over a period of forty years, Abe Lebewohl (1931-1996) transformed his Second Avenue Deli into a New York institution, drawing...

Abe Stark Skating Rink and Convention Hall
This facility is named in honor of a man who loved Brooklyn, beneficence, business, and baseball – and not necessaril...

Abe Wolfson Triangle
This triangle honors Abraham Wolfson (1949-1971), an environmental activist and one of the founders of the Queens Historica...

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

Abingdon Square Doughboy Statue
This sculpture honors those servicemen from the neighborhood of Greenwich Village who gave their lives while serving in combat...

Abingdon Square Park
Abingdon Square Park shares its lineage with some of Greenwich Village’s earliest European landowners and social fig...

Abraham De Peyster Statue
This impressive bronze portrait statue, created by American sculptor George Edwin Bissell (1839-1920), depicts Mayor Abraham D...

Abraham Lincoln Statue
One of three sculptural renditions of Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) in New York City’s parks, this larger-than-life ...

Abraham Lincoln Statue
One of three sculptural renditions of Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) in New York City’s parks, this larger-than-life ...

Abyssinian Tot Lot
The Abyssinian Baptist Church was the first African American Baptist congregation in the state of New York and the fourth in t...

Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Monument
The Admiral Farragut Monument at the north end of Madison Square Park is one of the finest outdoor monuments in New York City....

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

Admiral Park Sy Seplowe Playground
Admiral David Dixon Porter (1813–1891), for whom both the park and the adjacent Public School 94 are named, was born in ...

Adventure Playground
Adventure Playground emerged from movements in 1960s Europe that worked to reclaim derelict urban spaces, many caused by the d...

Aesop Playground
Aesop (c.620 BC-564 BC) is famous for his fables, metaphorical fairly tales with moral conclusions. According to Greek tradit...

African Antelopes
These limestone reliefs by Frederick G. R. Roth (1872-1944) were created as decorative friezes for the Antelope House in the 1...

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...

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