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M’Finda Kalunga Garden
The M’Finda Kalunga Garden is named in memory of an African-American burial ground that was located on nearby Chrystie S...

MacArthur Park
In a career that spanned four wars and five decades, General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) established himself as an important...

MacDonald Park
This park is named in honor of Captain Gerald MacDonald (1882-1929), a World War I soldier and former resident of Forest Hills...

Macombs Dam Fountain
Situated on a parcel of Macombs Dam Park across from Yankee Stadium, the Macombs Dam Fountain features a large Stony Creek gra...

Macombs Dam Park
This park was named for the Macomb family of millers who, in the 19th century, operated a dam and mill on the site. In 1813...

Macombs Dam Park - Atlantic Flyway
The bald eagle, a national symbol of strength and freedom, was formerly listed as an endangered species. Although this majest...

Madison Square Park
Madison Square Park is named for James Madison (1751-1836), a Virginian who was the fourth President of the United States (180...

Mae Grant Park
This park is named for Mae Grant, a local activist and tenant of the Carver houses. Mae Grant served as president of the tena...

Magenta Playground
Magenta Playground and Magenta Street bear the name of the reddish color coined by French designers after an 1859 victory at t...

Mahoney Playground
Michael J. Mahoney (1897-1918) was a Marine from New Brighton, Staten Island, who was killed in World War I. Mahoney was one o...

Maine Monument
The Maine Monument stands at Merchant’s Gate, a park entrance named in 1862 to recognize the importance of commerce and ...

Major Deegan Expressway
This expressway honors Major William F. Deegan (1882-1932), an influential Bronx veteran, architect, and politician. William ...

Major Mark Park
This park honors Major John W. Mark, who lost his life fighting for the U.S. Army in World War I (1914-1918). Mark, a member ...

Manhattan Beach - Horseshoe Crabs in New York City Parks
Every May and June, horseshoe crabs emerge from the Atlantic Ocean onto Manhattan Beach. Female horseshoe crabs arrive on the...

Manhattan Beach Park
Manhattan Beach was created by real estate developer Austin Corbin (1827-1896) in 1877 as a self-contained summer resort on 50...

Manhattan Schist in New York City Parks
Schist—which can be seen in Morningside Park, Marcus Garvey Memorial Park, and J Hood Wright Park—is an extreme...

Manhattan Schist in New York City Parks - Bennett Park
Schist, which can be seen in Bennett Park, is an extremely strong and durable rock type. Deep below the buildings and busy st...

Manhattan Schist in New York City Parks - J. Hood Wright Park
Schist, which can be seen in J. Hood Wright Park, is an extremely strong and durable rock type. Deep below the buildings and ...

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