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

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

Bayview Terrace Park
This park, whose garden overlooks the beach, was once bound by Boardwalk Avenue. Though the seaside road remains on maps, in ...

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

Beavers in New York City - Mariner's Marsh Park
In the early 17th century, the Dutch East India Company sent navigator Henry Hudson westward to discover the Northwest Passage...

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

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

Bloodroot Valley Park
While this site’s name may hold a macabre intrigue, it actually refers to the bloodroot plants (Sanginaria canadensis) t...

Blue Heron Park
This park is named after the gray-feathered predatory bird with a yellow bill, the blue heron (Ardea herodias). A hand-sculpt...

Bobby Thomson Field
This field, located along the northernmost segment of Staten Island’s FDR Boardwalk and Beach between Fort Wadsworth and...

Bunker Ponds Park
At various times over the past million years, global cooling allowed massive glaciers to form over much of the northern Un...

Buono Beach
Matthew “Giggy” Buono (1942-1968) was the 39th Staten Islander to be killed in the Vietnam War. A graduate of New...

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