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W. Arthur Cunningham Statue
This sculpture bust of City Comptroller, W. Arthur Cunningham (1894-1934) is by Emil Sieburn (1888-1942).  The subject wa...

Wade Triangle
Private First Class Edward A. Wade lived on Valentine Avenue and later on Morris Avenue in the Bronx. He lost his life fighti...

Waldo Hutchins Bench
Though there are many benches in Central Park, few are as special as this elaborate exedra (curved outdoor bench) overlooking ...

Walker Park
Walker Park holds a distinguished place in the history of New York cricket and tennis. Initially known as Livingston Park, th...

Wallenberg Forest
This parkland is named in honor of Raoul Gustav Wallenberg (1912-1947), a Swedish diplomat who is credited with saving tens of...

Wallenberg Forest
This parkland is named in honor of Raoul Gustav Wallenberg (1912-1947), a Swedish diplomat who is credited with saving tens of...

Wallenberg Square
This square honors Raoul Gustav Wallenberg (1912-1947), the heroic rescuer of numerous Hungarian Jews from the Nazi policies o...

Walloon Settlers Monument
This nearly ten-foot-tall granite stele at the northwest corner of Battery Park by Castle Clinton was designed by noted archit...

Walt Whitman Park
"A great city is that which has the greatest men and women, If it be a few ragged huts it is still the greatest city in the w...

Walter Ward Playground
Walter Ward (1911-1994) was a member of the New York City Council for a quarter of a century, serving 13 terms from 1968 until...

Walton Park
This park is named for Mary Walton (ca.1726-1794). In 1749, Walton married Lewis Morris III (1726-1798), the only New Yorker ...

Wards Island Park
Wards Island Park is located on Wards Island, a 255-acre landmass lying in the northern end of the East River, between Manhatt...

Waring Playground
Waring Playground, like the nearby avenue, is named for Maria Waring, a local landowner between 1859 and 1872, and daughter of...

Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Plaza
For more than half a century this circular plaza at the southern end of the promenade at 83rd Street in Riverside Park has ser...

Washington Hall Park
This park, located on the north edge of the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, was originally acquired as part of the widening ...

Washington Hall Park - Monarch Butterflies in New York City
The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) may seem to be one of the most delicate creatures alive. But despite its frail appea...

Washington Heights-Inwood War Memorial
This impressive monument stands at the apex of Mitchel Square, where Broadway and St. Nicholas Avenue converge at West 168 St...

Washington Irving Statue
This bronze bust of New York author, essayist, historian, and foreign diplomat Washington Irving (1783–1859) was create...

Washington Park
George Washington (1732-1799) began his professional career as a land surveyor in Virginia and was a member of the Virginia Ho...

Washington Square Park
Washington Square Park is named for George Washington (1732-1799), who served as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army du...

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