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Udalls Park Preserve
According to local Native American lore, there once lived on the shores of Long Island Sound two tribes of giants. When they ...

Ulysses S. Grant
This large bronze equestrian statue by William Ordway Partridge (1861-1930) depicts Civil War General and 18th United States P...

Umma Park
Translated from the Arabic, “Umma” means something close to “community.” Conceptually the word refers...

Underhill Playground
This playground and nearby street are named for one of New York’s first settler families, the Underhills. Among the...

Underhill Playground
This playground is part of a series of open spaces acquired as Kissena Corridor Park in 1947. The park addition of 45.6 acr...

Underwood Park
This park, located in the Clinton Hill Historic District, was the site of the mansion of typewriter manufacturer John Thomas ...

Union Square
For nearly 170 years Union Square has been a gathering place—for commerce, for entertainment, for labor and politica...

Union Square Drinking Fountain
Located in an alcove on the west side of the park, this ornamental fountain is one of the oldest in the city's parks. C...

Unisphere
The Unisphere, located at the center of the radial pathways in the northern half of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, was commi...

Unity Gardens
Unity Gardens is one of the many parcels of land that was converted from vacant lots into vest pocket parks. In the wake of t...

Unity Park
Unity Park is named for the community group that once owned the property, Unity Place Incorporated. East 167th Street in t...

University Malls
University Malls are a series of traffic islands on University Avenue, which are named for New York University. NYU occupied ...

University Woods
University Woods is a forested area situated on a steep slope overlooking the Harlem River. It commands an impressive view of...

Utopia Playground
Utopia Playground takes its name from a housing development in Queens that was never built. The Utopia Land Company planned t...

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