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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...

A. Philip Randolph Square
What was here before? This section of Harlem was home to the Lenape prior to colonization by Dutch Settlers in the 1660s. S...

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
What was here before? This region was first settled by Dutch in 1651 and established as an English settlement in 1654 by Di...

Abigail Playground
What was here before? This area of the South Bronx was inhabited by the Siwanoy for thousands of years. This Munsee-speakin...

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
What was here before? In 1744, Sir Peter Warren, a vice admiral in the British Navy, purchased a three hundred-acre farm in...

Abraham De Peyster Statue
This impressive bronze portrait statue, created by American sculptor George Edwin Bissell (1839-1920), depicts Mayor Abraham D...

Abraham Lincoln Playground
What was here before? East Harlem was once mostly industrial, and this park was the site of a coal yard that was surrounded...

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 ...

Abyssinian Tot Lot
The Abyssinian Baptist Church was the first African American Baptist congregation in the state of New York and the fourth in t...

Adam Yauch Playground
Located in the southernmost portion of Brooklyn Heights, this playground is named after Adam “MCA” Yauch (1964-201...

Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Monument
The Admiral Farragut Monument at the north end of Madison Square Park is one of the finest outdoor monuments in New York City....

Admiral Farragut Playground
“Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” -Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870) Admiral David Glasgow F...

Admiral Park Sy Seplowe Playground
Admiral David Dixon Porter (1813–1891), for whom both the park and the adjacent Public School 94 are named, was born in ...

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

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