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

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

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 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 ...

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...

Basil Behagen Playground
Throughout his lifetime, Basil Behagen (1927-1993) demonstrated his commitment to youth and to his community. Born in St. Cro...

Bathgate Playground
For more than a hundred years, Crotona Park has been one of the most important public parks in the Bronx, a sanctuary of rolli...

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 ...

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