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Hackett Park
Bound by West 254th Street, Riverdale Avenue, and the Henry Hudson Parkway, this park honors the achievements of educator Dr....

Haffen Park
Louis F. Haffen (1854-1935) was the first Borough President of the Bronx. The son of a German dairy farmer and beer brewer, h...

Haggerty Park
This park honors Daniel A. Haggerty (1884-1965), a Queens public servant for 18 years. Born in Brooklyn on September 13, 1884...

Hall of Science
The Hall of Science was constructed for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Max Abramovi...

Hamilton Fish Park
In 1900 the park, featuring the gymnasium and playground, was completed. The Hamilton Fish Park Gymnasium is a...

Hamilton Fountain
This ornate, baroque-styled marble fountain is named for Robert Ray Hamilton (1851-1890) a prominent businessman, land owner a...

Hamilton Playground
This playground, bounded by Hamilton Place, West 140th Street, and West 141st Street, takes its name from Hamilton Place, whic...

Hamilton-Metz Field
This field honors United States founding father Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804), early 1900s legislator Herman A. Metz (1867-19...

Hammel Playground
Hammels is an area of Rockaway Beach in Queens, named for local landowner Louis Hammel (1836-1904). Originally from Germany, ...

Hancock Park
Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886) was born in Montgomery Square, Pennsylvania. Following his education at home,...

Handball Haven
Although handball is one of the most popular games in the city and has long been identified with New York, depictions of hand-...

Hank Greenberg Ballfield
This ballfield was named in honor of the Major League baseball player Henry Benjamin ‘Hank’ Greenberg (1911-1986)....

Hanover Square
The land in and around this park has been used continuously since at least 1637 when it was part of a public street and fronte...

Hans Christian Andersen Monument
“To be born in a duck’s nest, in a farmyard, is of no consequence to a bird, if it is hatched from a swan’s ...

Hansborough Recreation Center
The 134th Street Bathhouse opened to the public on June 1, 1925 under the auspices of Manhattan Borough President Julius Mille...

Happy Warrior Playground
Located at West 98th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, this playground and the adjoining school honor four-term New York Governor A...

Harding Park
In 1982 the Harding Park residents in the southeast Bronx became members of the Harding Park Homeowners Association, the first...

Hare Krishna Tree
One of Tompkins Square Park’s most prominent features is its collection of venerable American elm (Ulmus americana) tre...

Haring Playground
The Sheepshead Bay area experienced great economic growth at the turn of the 20th century. Following the success of the Sheep...

Harlem Hybrid
Harlem Hybrid was dedicated in 1976, and is a site-specific assemblage sculpture made of polished and welded industrial bronze...

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