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J. Hood Wright Park
Located between 173rd and 176th Streets, from Fort Washington Avenue to Haven Avenue, J. Hood Wright Park is named for the for...

J.J. Byrne Park
James J. Byrne was born April 8, 1863 on Water Street in Brooklyn to Irish immigrant parents. He was raised near the Brooklyn ...

Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese Monument
Following the death in 1999 of Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team captain Pee Wee Reese, Stan Isaacs of Newsday and Jack Newfield ...

Jackie Robinson Bust
“Life owes me nothing. Baseball owes me nothing. But I cannot as an individual, rejoice in the good things I have been...

Jackie Robinson Park
Located on Reid Avenue between Chauncey and Marion Streets, this park honors Jackie Robinson (1919-1972), the first African-Am...

Jackie Robinson Park
Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) is legendary for his pioneering role as the first black professional baseball player in the maj...

Jackie Robinson Parkway
The New York City parkway system is the collective work of two prominent park minds of the modern age, Frederick Law Olmsted (...

Jackie Robinson Playground
Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) is legendary for his pioneering role as the first black professional baseball player in the major ...

Jackson Mill Green
This property takes its name from the nearby mill that ground wheat and corn for the residents of north Queens. The mill had ...

Jackson Pond Playground
This playground is named for Jarvis Jackson. Little is known about the life of Jackson, who was a former Park Superintendent ...

Jackson Square Park
One of New York City’s oldest parks, Jackson Square Park has a long and rather obscure history. The triangular shape of...

Jacob H. Schiff Playground
This parkland honors philanthropist and financier Jacob H. Schiff (1847-1920). Born into a middle-class Jewish family in Frank...

Jacob Joffe Field
This field, located in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Flatlands, honors veteran and local civil leader Jacob Joffe (1925-1962). ...

Jacob Joseph Playground
This playground, bounded by Henry and Rutgers Streets, is named in memory of Captain Jacob Joseph (1920-1942), a member of the...

Jacob K. Javits Playground
Jacob Koppel Javits (1904-1986) was a towering figure in New York politics. He began his 34-year career in 1947 as a United S...

Jacob Riis Triangle
This tiny parkland is named in honor of Jacob August Riis (1849-1914), a crusading journalist, author, and photographer who li...

Jacob’s Ladder Playground
Jacob’s Ladder is a plant that can be found in temperate zones throughout the world. It refers to any of the 25 species ...

Jacobo Field
Astin Jacobo (1929-2002), was an activist who fled his native Dominican Republic and came to settle in the Bronx in 1970. Her...

Jaime Campiz Playground
This playground is named for an athlete and veteran, Jaime Campiz. Jaime Campiz was born on October 16, 1928, in Mayaguez,...

Jamaica Bay Park
Jamaica Bay is an 18,000-acre wetland estuary surrounded by the Rockaway Peninsula to the South, Brooklyn to the West, and Qu...

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