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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks will close this afternoon at 6:00 p.m., effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers, and signage will be posted at all parks sites.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Van Cortlandt Park

Prison Window map_it

  • Location: East of Van Cortlandt house
  • Description: Ruins of old prison with tablet
  • Materials: Holland brick, Holland stone, slate
  • Dimensions: H: 2'1" W: 3'1"
  • Donor: Gift of T.J. Oakely Rhinelander and Colonial Dames of N.Y. State
  • Inscription: PRISON WINDOW BUILT OF HOLLAND BRICK AND STONE / FROM THE OLD
    SUGAR HOUSE DUANE STREET / 1763-1892 / BY THE BRITISH A PRISON FOR
    AMERICAN SOLDIERS / 1776-1783 / CUNNINGHAM PROVOST MARSHAL/
    PRESENTED BY T.J. OAKLEY RHINELANDER ESQ. / THE COLONIAL DAMES OF
    THE STATE OF NEW YORK/

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

Directions to Van Cortlandt Park

Van Cortlandt Park Weather

  • Tue
    Snow
    26°F
  • Wed
    Blowing Snow
    30°F
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
    30°F
  • Fri
    Chance Flurries
    34°F

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