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Hamilton Fish Park
In 1900 the park, featuring the gymnasium and playground, was completed. The Hamilton Fish Park Gymnasium is a...

Hamilton Fountain
This ornate, baroque-styled marble fountain is named for Robert Ray Hamilton (1851-1890) a prominent businessman, land owner a...

Hamilton Playground
This playground, bounded by Hamilton Place, West 140th Street, and West 141st Street, takes its name from Hamilton Place, whic...

Hancock Park
This park is named for celebrated Civil War leader Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886).  Hancock was born in Montgomery Sq...

Hanover Square
The land in and around this park has been used continuously since at least 1637 when it was part of a public street and fronte...

Hans Christian Andersen Monument
“To be born in a duck’s nest, in a farmyard, is of no consequence to a bird, if it is hatched from a swan’s ...

Hansborough Recreation Center
The 134th Street Bathhouse opened to the public on June 1, 1925 under the auspices of Manhattan Borough President Julius Mille...

Happy Warrior Playground
Located at West 98th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, this playground and the adjoining school honor four-term New York Governor A...

Hare Krishna Tree
One of Tompkins Square Park’s most prominent features is its collection of venerable American elm (Ulmus americana) tre...

Harlem Hybrid
Harlem Hybrid was dedicated in 1976, and is a site-specific assemblage sculpture made of polished and welded industrial bronze...

Harlem Lane Playground
This playground is named for Harlem Lane, an old road in the area that served as a popular racecourse for horse-drawn carriage...

Harlem River Drive
The Harlem River Drive takes its name from the river it follows. Known as Muscoota to the American Indians, the Harlem River ...

Harlem River Park
The name Harlem comes from the Dutch city of Haarlem. When New York was New Amsterdam, this section in northern Manhattan was ...

Harlem Success Garden
This segment of 134th Street honors Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955), whose life work mirrors the way this garden has functione...

Heather Garden
After John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (1874–1960) began acquiring parcels of land for what would become Fort Tryon Park, he emp...

Heckscher Playground
This playground commemorates August Heckscher Sr. (1848-1941)--real estate magnate, financier, philanthropist, and grandfather...

HELL’S KITCHEN PARK
The name Hell’s Kitchen was apparently first given to the block on West 39th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues by l...

Henry M. Jackson Playground
This playground’s clever name was coined by Commissioner Stern in 1997. It combines the street names that surround it: ...

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