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Starlight Park
This park is located alongside the Sheridan Expressway. First conceived in 1941 by the New York City Planning Department, t...

Stars & Stripes Playground
John Philip Sousa (1854-1932), also known as the “March King”, enjoyed a lengthy career as a composer, bandmaster,...

Stebbins Playground
This playground honors Colonel Henry G. Stebbins (1811-1881), an important associate of Frederick Law Olmstead, co-designer of...

Stebbins Playground - House Sparrows in New York City Parks
If you look around Stebbins Playground, you will probably see house sparrows (Passer domesticus). This small, brown bird has ...

Story Playground
Frame constitutions of government with what wisdom and foresight we may, they must be imperfect, and leave something to discre...

Strong Street Playground
William L. Strong (1827-1900) was the last mayor of New York City before the consolidation of the five boroughs. He was a mil...

Summit Playground
This playground, like Summit Avenue, is named for the area’s higher elevation and impressive view. Unlike many New Yo...

Susan Caserta Playground
This playground honors the memory of Susan Caserta (1939-1994), a dedicated mother and community member. Born in Manhattan on...

The Carriage House at Bartow-Pell Mansion
An architectural and historical treasure, the Carriage House at Bartow-Pell is the only unaltered masonry structure of its typ...

The Cross-Bronx Expressway
The six lane Cross-Bronx Expressway passes over, under, and around rail, sewer, and utility lines, 113 roads, a subway line, a...

The Islands of Pelham Bay
There are many important islands dotting Pelham Bay as it expands towards Long Island Sound. From this spot on Orchard Beach,...

The John Kieran Nature Trail
John Kieran (1892-1981) was a writer and amateur naturalist who loved Van Cortlandt Park. Born in the Bronx, Kieran attended ...

The Lagoon
The lagoon has endured a long history of change. Located in the northeast corner of the Bronx, it originally included LeRoy&r...

The Meadow
Pelham Bay Park’s Meadow, along with its woodlands, marshes, and islands, is an important, prominent natural resource fo...

The Pearly Gates
The name for the Pearly Gates Playground is derived from Christian tradition as the entranceway through which souls travel to ...

The Seat
This bronze piece by New York City artist David Saunders (b. 1954) depicts an armchair and open dictionary set on a granite bo...

The Valentine-Varian House
When Isaac Valentine bought this parcel of land from the Dutch Reformed Church, carriages traveled the nearby Boston Post Road...

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