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Babi Yar Triangle
This park was named in 1981, in a unanimous vote of the City Council, to commemorate one of the darkest events of World War II...

Badame-Sessa Memorial Square
This triangle in Williamsburg honors 16 neighborhood men who gave their lives in the Vietnam War (1964-1975). Private Michael...

Bailey Fountain
Named after Brooklyn-based financier and philanthropist Frank Bailey (1865-1953) and his wife Mary Louise Bailey, this elabora...

Bailey Playground
Nathaniel Platt Bailey (1809-1891), the namesake of both this playground and bounding Bailey Avenue, was a 19th century Bronx ...

Baisley Pond Park
Baisley Pond was created in the 18th century when local farmers dammed three streams in order to power their grain mill. The ...

Baker Square
This square, nestled behind Staten Island's Borough Hall, honors the island’s eighth borough president and municipal cou...

Balto
The glowing bronze of this statue on a rock outcropping near the East Drive at 67th Street reflects the loving pats of countle...

Banneker Playground
Banneker Playground is named in honor of Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), a noted African-American writer and mathematician. Bo...

Barclay Triangle
Located at the intersection of Astoria Boulevard, 31st Avenue, and 102nd Street, this triangle pays tribute to the memory of ...

Barnhill Triangle
This triangle honors Reverend Oliver Paul Barnhill (d. 1934) who led the congregation at the Fordham Manor (Dutch) Reformed Ch...

Barone Triangle
This triangle honors Vietnam veteran Cosmo L. Barone (1944-1971), a lifetime resident of Bergen Beach, Brooklyn who belonged t...

Barrett Park
Major Clarence Tynan Barrett (1840–1906), part of a prominent Staten Island family, distinguished himself through career...

Barretto Park
This park, like the street on which it lies, honors Francis J. Barretto, a 19th century merchant who lived in the area. Many ...

Barry ‘Sly’ Morrow Field
In 1974, Barry Morrow started a football league on this field to provide a healthy outlet for city kids in the neighborhood ...

Barry Plaza
William J. Barry, born in the Bronx, served in World War I as a private with the Company C, 328th Infantry. He was killed in ...

Bartel-Pritchard Square War Memorial
This site, at the intersection of Prospect Park West and Prospect Park Southwest, was named by the Board of Aldermen on April ...

Bartlett Playground
Both this playground and the adjacent Bartlett Street are named in honor of Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795), signer of the Declara...

Bartow-Pell Mansion
This historic house stands on a tract of land in Pelham Bay Park that was purchased from the Siwanoy Indians in 1654 by Thom...

Baruch Playground
This large, unadorned park pays tribute to two generations of New Yorkers whose work, directly and indirectly, helped bring he...

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