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A Bird Named Goldilocks
This whimsical, intimate bronze sculpture was created by Staten Island artist Anne Marie McDonnell and installed in 1995. McD...

Aesop Playground
Aesop (c.620 BC-564 BC) is famous for his fables, metaphorical fairly tales with moral conclusions. According to Greek tradit...

Alice Austen House and Park
This park overlooking New York Harbor is named for Alice Austen (1866-1952), an accomplished photographer, who resided at th...

Allison Park
This park honors George William Allison (1888-1939), an engineer who used his expertise to usher in a new era of public works ...

Annadale Green
This site and its environs were originally part of the Township of Westfield, which was established by the British in 1688...

Anthony R. Gaeta Park
“Know what your values are in life - then tough decisions are not hard to make.” -Anthony R. Gaeta A...

Arbutus Woods Park
The trailing arbutus (Epigaea repens) plant used to grow in sandy or rocky clearings all over Staten Island. However, the spe...

Arden Heights Woods
Playwright William Shakespeare (1564-1616) set “As You Like It” in the Forest of Arden, a wooded area in Central E...

Arrochar Playground
In 1840, W.W. MacFarland built his estate on this land and named it Arrochar for the hills of his Scottish hometown. The or...

Arthur Von Briesen Park
This landscaped park on the northeastern shore of Staten Island occupies the site of the former estate of Arthur Von Briesen (...

Austin J. Mcdonald Playground
This playground honors Austin J. McDonald (1892-1918) a New York City resident killed in the line of duty during World War I. ...

Baker Square
This square, nestled behind Staten Island's Borough Hall, honors the island’s eighth borough president and municipal cou...

Barrett Park
Major Clarence Tynan Barrett (1840–1906), part of a prominent Staten Island family, distinguished himself through career...

Bayview Terrace Park
This park, whose garden overlooks the beach, was once bound by Boardwalk Avenue. Though the seaside road remains on maps, in ...

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

Beavers in New York City - Mariner's Marsh Park
In the early 17th century, the Dutch East India Company sent navigator Henry Hudson westward to discover the Northwest Passage...

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

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

Bloodroot Valley Park
While this site’s name may hold a macabre intrigue, it actually refers to the bloodroot plants (Sanginaria canadensis) t...

Blue Heron Park
This park is named after the gray-feathered predatory bird with a yellow bill, the blue heron (Ardea herodias). A hand-sculpt...

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