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J. Hood Wright Park
Located between 173rd and 176th Streets, from Fort Washington Avenue to Haven Avenue, J. Hood Wright Park is named for the for...

J.J. Byrne Park
James J. Byrne was born April 8, 1863 on Water Street in Brooklyn to Irish immigrant parents. He was raised near the Brooklyn ...

Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese Monument
Following the death in 1999 of Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team captain Pee Wee Reese, Stan Isaacs of Newsday and Jack Newfield ...

Jackie Robinson Bust
“Life owes me nothing. Baseball owes me nothing. But I cannot as an individual, rejoice in the good things I have been...

Jackie Robinson Park
What was here before? This site was once occupied by several one-story commercial buildings that housed a blacksmith, a boo...

Jackie Robinson Park
What was here before? This area of Manhattan was inhabited by the Lenape before it was colonized by the Dutch and named New...

Jackie Robinson Parkway
The New York City parkway system is the collective work of two prominent park minds of the modern age, Frederick Law Olmsted (...

Jackie Robinson Playground
What was here before? Jackie Robinson Playground is located on the former site of Ebbets Field, home to the Brooklyn Dodger...

Jackie Robinson Pool
For outdoor pool details, including hours and rules, please visit our Free Outdoor Pools page. What was here before? Bef...

Jackson Mill Green
This property takes its name from the nearby mill that ground wheat and corn for the residents of north Queens. The mill had ...

Jackson Pond Playground
This playground is named for Jarvis Jackson. Little is known about the life of Jackson, who was a former Park Superintendent ...

Jackson Square Park
One of New York City’s oldest parks, Jackson Square Park has a long and rather obscure history. The triangular shape of...

Jacob H. Schiff Playground
What was here before? This site was once home to the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York (HOA). Established in 1860 and origin...

Jacob Joffe Field
This field, located in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Flatlands, honors veteran and local civil leader Jacob Joffe (1925-1962). ...

Jacob Joseph Playground
This playground, bounded by Henry and Rutgers Streets, is named in memory of Captain Jacob Joseph (1920-1942), a member of the...

Jacob K. Javits Playground
This playground is named after admired New York politician Jacob Koppel Javits (1904-1986). Jacob K. Javits Playground is boun...

Jacob Riis Triangle
This tiny park is named in honor of Jacob August Riis (1849-1914), a crusading journalist, author, and photographer who lived ...

Jacob’s Ladder Playground
Jacob’s Ladder is a plant that can be found in temperate zones throughout the world. It refers to any of the 25 species ...

Jacobo Field
What was here before? This ballfield lies in the West Farms area of East Tremont. Prominent landowners and businesspeople T...

Jaime Campiz Playground
This playground is named for an athlete and veteran, Jaime Campiz. Jaime Campiz was born on October 16, 1928, in Mayaguez,...

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