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100% Playground
In the case of parks, a name often reflects the history of the place and the spirit of the time in which the park was named.&n...

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...

174th Street Playground
Located in the West Farms neighborhood of the Bronx, the 174th Street Playground is named after the adjacent 174th Street. Th...

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

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 is a r...

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

A. Philip Randolph Square
"The idea of separatism is harkening to the past and it is undesirable even if it could be realized, because the progress...

A.R.R.O.W. Site Queens Community Garden and Playground
This community garden is named after the neighborhood volunteer group responsible for its conception and final construction in...

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...

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...

Abe Wolfson Triangle
This triangle honors Abraham Wolfson (1949-1971), an environmental activist and one of the founders of the Queens Historica...

Abigail Playground
Abigail Adams (1744-1818), for whom this playground is named, was the wife of the second United States President, John Adams. ...

Abingdon Square Doughboy
As its faded inscription reads, this sculpture was “erected by popular subscription in honor of the brave men who went f...

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 ...

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

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