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Babi Yar Triangle
This park was named in 1981, in a unanimous vote of the City Council, to commemorate one of the darkest events of World War II...

Badame-Sessa Memorial Square
This triangle in Williamsburg honors 16 neighborhood men who gave their lives in the Vietnam War (1964-1975). Private Michael...

Bailey Fountain
Named after Brooklyn-based financier and philanthropist Frank Bailey (1865-1953) and his wife Mary Louise Bailey, this elabora...

Bailey Playground
Nathaniel Platt Bailey (1809-1891), the namesake of both this playground and bounding Bailey Avenue, was a 19th century Bronx ...

Baisley Pond Park
Baisley Pond was created in the 18th century when local farmers dammed three streams in order to power their grain mill. The ...

Baker Square
This square, nestled behind Staten Island's Borough Hall, honors the island’s eighth borough president and municipal cou...

Balto
The glowing bronze of this statue on a rock outcropping near the East Drive at 67th Street reflects the loving pats of countle...

Banneker Playground
Banneker Playground is named in honor of Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), a noted African-American writer and mathematician.&nbs...

Barclay Triangle
Located at the intersection of Astoria Boulevard, 31st Avenue, and 102nd Street, this triangle pays tribute to the memory of ...

Barnett Newman Triangle
Barnett Newman, one of the foremost painters of the "Abstract Expressionist" era and a pioneer in "color field&...

Barnhill Triangle
This triangle honors Reverend Oliver Paul Barnhill (d. 1934) who led the congregation at the Fordham Manor (Dutch) Reformed Ch...

Barone Triangle
This triangle, located at the intersection of Avenue U, Veterans Avenue, and 71st Street, is named for Bergen Beach resident a...

Barrett Park
Major Clarence Tynan Barrett (1840–1906), part of a prominent Staten Island family, distinguished himself through career...

Barretto Park
This park, like the street on which it lies, honors Francis J. Barretto, a 19th century merchant who lived in the area. Many ...

Barretto Point Park
Barretto Point Park, a popular waterfront park in Hunts Point, opened in 2006. The park is named after Francis J. Barretto, a ...

Barry 'Sly' Morrow Field
This field is named in honor of Barry ‘Sly’ Morrow for his generosity and dedication to the Bushwick community. ...

Barry 'Sly' Morrow Field
This field is named in honor of Barry ‘Sly’ Morrow for his generosity and dedication to the Bushwick community. ...

Barry Plaza
William J. Barry, born in the Bronx, served in World War I as a private with the Company C, 328th Infantry. He was killed in ...

Bartel-Pritchard Square War Memorial
This site, at the intersection of Prospect Park West and Prospect Park Southwest, was named by the Board of Aldermen on April ...

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