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107th Infantry Memorial
Sculptor Karl Illava (1896–1954) created this dynamic bronze figural group depicting seven larger-than-life-sized World ...

132nd Street Community Garden
This garden is named for nearby 132nd Street in Harlem. Colonized by Dutch farmers in the late 1600s, this area was origina...

24 Sycamores Playground
The 24 Sycamores Playground is located at York Avenue, between East 60th and 61st Streets. The site consists of...

3000 A.D. Diffusion Piece
This 5,100-pound abstract piece by sculptor Terry Fugate-Wilcox (born 1944) is constructed out of bolted plates of magnesium a...

369th Infantry Regiment Memorial
This monument honors the legendary 369th Infantry Regiment, known as the Harlem Hellfighters.  The black granite obelisk ...

ABC Playground
The name of ABC Playground reflects both its location at the northern edge of Alphabet City and its proximity to Public School...

Abe Lebewohl Park
Over a period of forty years, Abe Lebewohl (1931-1996) transformed his Second Avenue Deli into a New York institution, drawing...

Abingdon Square Doughboy Statue
This sculpture honors those servicemen from the neighborhood of Greenwich Village who gave their lives while serving in combat...

Abingdon Square Park
Abingdon Square Park shares its lineage with some of Greenwich Village’s earliest European landowners and social fig...

Abraham De Peyster Statue
This impressive bronze portrait statue, created by American sculptor George Edwin Bissell (1839-1920), depicts Mayor Abraham D...

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

Abyssinian Tot Lot
The Abyssinian Baptist Church was the first African American Baptist congregation in the state of New York and the fourth in t...

Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Monument
The Admiral Farragut Monument at the north end of Madison Square Park is one of the finest outdoor monuments in New York City....

Admiral Park Sy Seplowe Playground
Admiral David Dixon Porter (1813–1891), for whom both the park and the adjacent Public School 94 are named, was born in ...

Adventure Playground
Adventure Playground emerged from movements in 1960s Europe that worked to reclaim derelict urban spaces, many caused by the d...

African Antelopes
These limestone reliefs by Frederick G. R. Roth (1872-1944) were created as decorative friezes for the Antelope House in the 1...

Ahearn Park
This small Lower East Side park is one of New York City’s oldest. On August 2, 1824, the Common Council agreed to ta...

Alamo
Located in the small traffic triangle to the south of the historic Astor Place subway entrance and directly northwest of Coope...

Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen Statue
This bronze, life-sized sculpture is a self-portrait of the esteemed Danish sculptor Albert Thorvaldsen (1770–1844), and...

Alexander Hamilton Monument
This larger-than-life-size statue depicts Alexander Hamilton (1757–1804), the eminent statesmen for the fledgling nation...

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