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Galileo Park
Galileo Galilei was born near Pisa on February 15th in 1564 - the same year in which Shakespeare was born, and in which Michel...

Garden of Happiness
This garden was built by community members in 1988 on three former city-owned lots. Its name refers to the hopes of area res...

Garden of Union
The Garden of Union lies on Union Street, but the name derives as much from its character as its location. The property is co...

Garden Playground
The name of this playground, and the adjacent street, honor Tunis Joralemon’s (1760-1840) prized garden. Joralemon, ...

Garibaldi Playground
This playground was named for Italian patriot and leader Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) by a local law passed by the City Coun...

Garlinge Triangle
This parkland commemorates the soldiers from the Maspeth area of Queens who gave their lives in World War I. The park&rsquo...

Garrison Playground
“I will be harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice.” -William Lloyd Garrison William Lloyd Garrison (...

Gates of Life
The animal motifs for these fanciful bronze grillwork gates, designed by architects Clarke and Rapuano, and dating to 1968, we...

Gateway Triangle
Gateway Triangle, bounded by Fulton Street and Gates and Vanderbilt Avenues, is aptly named. It stands at the entrance to the...

Gay Liberation Monument
This sculpture by George Segal (1924–2000) honors the gay rights movement and commemorates the events at the Stonewall I...

Gene Gray Playground
This playground is named in honor of Broad Channel community activist Eugene Gray (1927-1973). Gray was born on March 14, 192...

General Daniel Butterfield Statue
Daniel Butterfield (1831–1901) was born October 31, 1831. His father John was a leader in the express mail business, an...

General Douglas Macarthur Park
Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) established himself as a key figure in American military history in a career that spanned four...

General Edward Fowler Statue
This statue by Henry Baerer (1837 – 1908) honors Brooklynite and Civil War hero Brigadier General Edward Fowler ...

General Henry Warner Slocum
This bronze statue of General Henry Warner Slocum (1827–1894) depicts the Civil War hero atop his horse with a raised sa...

General Josiah Porter Statue
This sculpture of General Josiah Porter (1830–1894) was created by William Clark Noble (1858–1938) and dedicated ...

General Philip Henry Sheridan
This expressive bronze portrait of General Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888), created by Joseph Pollia (1893-1954), was unveil...

General Slocum Disaster
On the morning of June 15, 1904, the steamboat General Slocum caught fire in the East River with approximately 1,300 people on...

General Warren Statue
This sculpture by Henry Baerer (1837–1908) honors the distinguished Union Army general Gouverneur Kemble Warren (1830&nd...

General Winfield Scott Hancock Statue
This monumental bronze portrait bust, dedicated in 1893, depicts Civil War General Winfield Scott Hancock (1824–1886), a...

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