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D’Onofrio Square
Sergeant Salvatore F. D’Onofrio died on June 24, 1944, while serving in France during World War II. Two days prior to h...

Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza
Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was born on July 29, 1905 in Jönköping, Sweden. He was the youngest of ...

Dancing Bear Statue
This fanciful bronze sculpture is part of a pair of niche sculptures; the other is Dancing Goat to the south, created by Frede...

Dancing Goat
This fanciful bronze sculpture is part of a pair of niche sculptures, the other is Dancing Bear to the north, created by Frede...

Daniel Webster
Sculptor Thomas Ball (1819–1911) created this larger-than-life bronze piece depicting Daniel Webster (1782–1852), ...

Dante Alighieri
Located opposite the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, this larger-than-life-sized bronze sculpture depicts Italian Rena...

Dante Park
Sources conflict as to how this triangular parcel at Broadway, Columbus Avenue, and West 63rd Street became park...

DeKovats Triangle
Kovacs Mihaly (1724-1779), also known as Michael Fabrizy de Kovats, earned his place in United States history by commanding Am...

Delacorte Clock
One of the most beloved monuments in the parks of New York City, this musical clock hovers above the arcade between the Wildli...

Delacorte Clock Song List
Every day, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., these songs can be heard on the hour and half hour.December 1- December 25 &n...

DeSalvio Playground
This park honors two generations of leaders in New York City’s Italian-American community ”“ John DeSalvio (...

Devoe Park
The history of Devoe Park in University Heights begins with the construction of the First Reformed Dutch Church in 1705 on ...

Dinosaur Playground
Dinosaurs were the largest animals ever to walk the earth, and they disappeared about 70 million years ago. The cause of thei...

Discus Thrower Statue
The Discus Thrower statue was created by Greek sculptor Kostas Dimitriadis. Dimitriadis, who also studied and worked in Paris...

Donnellan Square
This square honors Private First Class Timothy Donnellan (d. 1918), a local resident who died in World War I. Donnellan arriv...

Dorrance Brooks Square
This park is named in honor of Dorrance Brooks (d. 1918), an African American soldier who died in France shortly before the en...

Downing Playground
This West Village Playground, located on Downing Street and Avenue of the Americas, is named for the street that runs to its s...

Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground
Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly (1862-1934), a pioneer surgeon and philanthropist, was born in Ireland and emigrated to the United State...

Dr. James Marion Sims Sculpture
This bronze sculpture depicts Dr. James Marion Sims (1813–1883), who has been referred to as the “father of m...

Dr. Ronald E. McNair Playground
This park honors astronaut Dr. Ronald Erwin McNair (1950-1986) who died in the Challenger space shuttle tragedy on January ...

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