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100% Playground
Shakespeare once asked, “What’s in a name?” In the case of parks, a name often reflects the history of the ...

Abe Stark Skating Rink and Convention Hall
This facility is named in honor of a man who loved Brooklyn, beneficence, business, and baseball – and not necessaril...

Abraham Lincoln Statue
One of three sculptural renditions of Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) in New York City’s parks, this larger-than-life ...

Aimee Triangle
Kenneth Everett Aimee (1931-1954), a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, resided in this area of Brooklyn. Foll...

Albemarle Playground
Albemarle Road, which runs from Flatbush Avenue to Nostrand Avenue, was originally named Ausable Avenue, and was renamed Butle...

Alben Triangle
Bounded by Fort Hamilton Parkway, New Utrecht, 11th Avenue, and 46th Street in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, A...

Alexander Skene Statue
This impressive sculpture bust of Alexander Johnston Chalmers Skene, M.D. (1838-1900) honors a Brooklyn-based physician, me...

American Playground
American Playground is named for the American Manufacturing Company, the second-largest industrial employer in Brooklyn in the...

Andries Playground
Located on Avenue L between Nostrand Avenue and East 29th Street, this playground, along with adjacent Junior High School 240,...

Anthony Mosomillo Memorial Courts
The Anthony Mosomillo Courts, located within Dyker Beach Park at Bay Eighth Street and Cropsey Avenue, are named for Police Of...

Arbor Place
Along with the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights, Arbor Place belongs to the group of parks that were created during the construct...

Babi Yar Triangle
This park was named in 1981, in a unanimous vote of the City Council, to commemorate one of the darkest events of World War II...

Badame-Sessa Memorial Square
This triangle in Williamsburg honors 16 neighborhood men who gave their lives in the Vietnam War (1964-1975). Private Michael...

Bailey Fountain
Named after Brooklyn-based financier and philanthropist Frank Bailey (1865-1953) and his wife Mary Louise Bailey, this elabora...

Banneker Playground
Banneker Playground is named in honor of Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), a noted African-American writer and mathematician. Bo...

Barone Triangle
This triangle honors Vietnam veteran Cosmo L. Barone (1944-1971), a lifetime resident of Bergen Beach, Brooklyn who belonged t...

Barry ‘Sly’ Morrow Field
In 1974, Barry Morrow started a football league on this field to provide a healthy outlet for city kids in the neighborhood ...

Bartel-Pritchard Square War Memorial
This site, at the intersection of Prospect Park West and Prospect Park Southwest, was named by the Board of Aldermen on April ...

Bartlett Playground
Both this playground and the adjacent Bartlett Street are named in honor of Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795), signer of the Declara...

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