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Vaccaro Playground
Located on 18th Avenue in the northwest corner of the 6.379-acre Gravesend Park, this playground honors the Borough Park commu...

Valhalla Courts
This site is part of Leif Ericson Park and is named for the hall in Norse mythology where the most valiant warriors, the Einhe...

Van Alst Playground
Van Alst Playground, adjoined to P.S. 171 and bounded by 14th and 21st Streets, 29th and 30th Avenues, is named after Peter G....

Van Cortlandt Forest - the Forests of New York City
More than half of Van Cortlandt Park’s 1,146 acres consists of forest. A varied topography of high, rocky ridges altern...

Van Cortlandt Golf Course
The Van Cortlandt Golf Course opened on July 6, 1895, as the first public golf course in the United States. That spring, ...

Van Cortlandt Mansion and Museum
As the Bronx’s oldest house, the Van Cortlandt Mansion and Museum testifies to the vivid and eclectic history of N...

Van Cortlandt Park
Around twenty thousand years ago, New York was buried beneath massive glaciers. When the ice receded, it left behind the ch...

Van Cortlandt Park - Glaciers in New York City
The characteristic sketch of Van Cortlandt Park—steep ridges, smooth hillsides, and open flats—was carved by glaci...

Van Cortlandt Park - the Wetlands of New York City
Tibbett’s Brook cuts through soft Inwood marble on its way from Westchester to Spuyten Duyvil. Before dividing into a c...

Van Cortlandt Stadium
Van Cortlandt Stadium takes its name from the Van Cortlandt Family who occupied the land from 1699 to 1888. The Wiechquaskeck...

Van Dyke Playground
This playground honors the Van Dyke family, who were among the earliest Dutch settlers of 17th century Brooklyn. Successive g...

Van Dyke Playground - Beavers in New York City
In the early 17th century, the Dutch East India Company sent navigator Henry Hudson westward to discover the Northwest Passage...

Van Nest Park
Van Nest Park began as a triangle with a monument honoring World War I soldiers from the Van Nest neighborhood who gave their ...

Van Voorhees Park
This park honors Tracy S. Voorhees (1890-1974), an attorney and decorated World War II veteran, and his family’s early c...

Van Wyck Expressway
The Van Wyck Expressway, named for former Mayor Robert A. Van Wyck (1849-1918), was built to connect John F. Kennedy Airport ...

Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
The Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, also known as Long Island Motor Parkway, survives today as a bicycle path, but began as America&...

Vault Hill
“My body I commit to the earth, to be buried in a family vault which I intend to build on my plantation. If I do not ...

Verdi Monument
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (1813–1901), one of the world’s most renowned composers, is immortalized by suc...

Verdi Square
Verdi Square was acquired by Parks in 1887 and was named in 1921. The area was formerly a part of the old village of Harsenvil...

Vernam Barbadoes Preserve (Terrapeninsula Preserve)
Vernam Barbadoes Preserve occupies the greater part of the Terrapeninsula, which extends into Jamaica Bay in the Rockaway sect...

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