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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...

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

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

Mapes Ballfield
Mapes Ballfield, located in the Bronx neighborhood of East Tremont, is named for the Mapes family, prominent Bronx landowners ...

Mapes Ballfield
Mapes Ballfield, located in the Bronx neighborhood of East Tremont, is named for the Mapes family, prominent Bronx landowners ...

Mapes Pool
For outdoor pool details, including hours and rules, please visit our Free Outdoor Pools page. Mapes Pool is bordered b...

Marble Hill Playground
Marble Hill holds the singular geographic distinction of having been a part of Manhattan, an island unto its own, and a part ...

Mario Merola Grove
This grove of pine trees is dedicated to Mario Merola (1922-1987), the pugnacious Bronx District Attorney who convicted David ...

Martin Luther King Triangle
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), was a pivotal figure in the civil rights movement. He became famous in ...

Martin Van Buren Playground
Best known as the eighth president of the United States (1837-1841), Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) was born in Kinderhook, New ...

Matthews Muliner Playground
This playground is named for two New Yorkers who lived here 200 years ago. David Mathews (d. 1800) served as mayor of New Yor...

Mayaro Playground
This playground opened in 1954 as the Melrose Houses Playground. The neighborhood of Melrose was originally settled by the Mo...

Mazzei Playground
Philip Mazzei (1730-1816), an influential early American statesman, was born in Poggio a Caiano, near Florence, Italy. He was...

McKinley Square
This public square is named for William McKinley (1843-1901), the twenty-fifth President of the United States. McKinley wa...

Melrose Houses Playground - House Sparrows in New York City Parks
If you look around Melrose Houses Playground, you will probably see house sparrows (Passer domesticus). This small, brown bir...

Memorial Grove
Memorial Grove was created to honor Bronx men who served in World War II and Korea. The grove is shaded by Pin oaks (Quercus ...

Merriam Playground
Francis W. Meriam (sic), the man for whom Merriam Avenue and Merriam Playground are named, owned land in this area in the mid-...

Metcalf Playground
Metcalf Playground is named for Charles and Hester Metcalf, landowners during the 1840s in the area surrounding today’s ...

Michel Triangle
In 1940, this triangle was named to honor August Michel (1900-1918), a native of the Bronx famous for being one of the smalles...

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