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Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary/ Hunter Island Marine Zoology and Geology Sanctuary
The Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary and the Hunter Island Marine Zoology and Geology Sanctuary in the northeast Bronx ...

Throgs Neck Expressway
This expressway, which links the New England Thruway and Cross-Bronx Expressway, is named for Throgs Neck, which was settled b...

Tibbetts Brook
Tibbetts Brook is a small stream that begins its journey just north of the Bronx in the City of Yonkers and flows south into ...

Tiffany Playground
The first Tiffany in America, Humphrey Tiffany (1630-1685), was killed by a lightning bolt during a ride from Swansea, Massach...

Tremont Park
Tremont Park is named for the neighborhood in which it resides. This area was known as Upper Morrisania until the 1850s, when...

Trojan Courts
Named for the Trojans, a Bronx amateur baseball club that used the fields in the 1930s, Trojan Courts is one of the smaller ar...

Twin Islands
Located east of Hunter Island along the northern point of Orchard Beach, the 19-acre Twin Islands and the surrounding environm...

Unity Park
Unity Park is named for the community group that once owned the property, Unity Place Incorporated. East 167th Street in t...

University Malls
University Malls are a series of traffic islands on University Avenue, which are named for New York University. NYU occupied ...

University Woods
University Woods is a forested area situated on a steep slope overlooking the Harlem River. It commands an impressive view of...

Van Cortlandt Forest - the Forests of New York City
More than half of Van Cortlandt Park’s 1,146 acres consists of forest. A varied topography of high, rocky ridges altern...

Van Cortlandt Golf Course
The Van Cortlandt Golf Course opened on July 6, 1895, as the first public golf course in the United States. That spring, ...

Van Cortlandt House Museum
As the Bronx’s oldest house, the Van Cortlandt House Museum testifies to the vivid and eclectic history of New York&rsqu...

Van Cortlandt Park
Around twenty thousand years ago, New York was buried beneath massive glaciers. When the ice receded, it left behind the chara...

Van Cortlandt Park - Glaciers in New York City
The characteristic sketch of Van Cortlandt Park—steep ridges, smooth hillsides, and open flats—was carved by glaci...

Van Cortlandt Park - the Wetlands of New York City
Tibbett’s Brook cuts through soft Inwood marble on its way from Westchester to Spuyten Duyvil. Before dividing into a c...

Van Cortlandt Stadium
Van Cortlandt Stadium takes its name from the Van Cortlandt Family who occupied the land from 1699 to 1888. The WecKquaesgeek&...

Van Nest Park
Van Nest Park began as a triangle with a monument honoring World War I soldiers from the Van Nest neighborhood who gave their ...

Vault Hill
“My body I commit to the earth, to be buried in a family vault which I intend to build on my plantation. If I do not ...

Vidalia Park
Vidalia Park stretches between Vyse and Daly Avenues, streets whose names combined give the park its name. “Vidalia&rd...

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