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Lafayette Square
Lafayette Square is named in honor of the prominent French statesman and military leader Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert D...

Lajos Kossuth Monument
For many years on March 15th, Hungarian Independence Day has been celebrated on Riverside Drive at the monument to patriot Laj...

Lehman Gates
This striking gateway, designed by Edward Coe Embury (1906 -1990) with sculpture by Paul Manship (1885-1966), was created a...

Levy Gate
This two-leaved gate ornamented with animal figures was a gift of the Irving and Estelle Levy Foundation and is named for t...

Lieutenant Joseph Petrosino Park
This small park, named for heroic police officer Lt. Joseph Petrosino, is at a crossroads of several dynamic New York neighbor...

Lillian Wald Playground
This playground on the grounds of P.S. 188 at Houston Street and Baruch Drive honors the humanitarian, public health pioneer, ...

Lillian Wald Playground
This playground at Cherry, Gouverneur, Monroe, and Montgomery Streets on Manhattan's Lower East Side honors the humanitarian, ...

Lily Brown Playground
This playground honors the memory of Lily Brown (1913-1996), a community leader and lifelong resident of upper Manhattan. She...

Lincoln Playground
Located on the southeastern corner of Fifth Avenue and East 135th Street, this playground, as well as the adjacent Abraham ...

Linda’s Lawn
Linda Stone Davidoff (1941-2003) devoted herself tirelessly to the city and its people as a planner, advocate and public serva...

Little Flower Playground
This playground, formerly La Guardia Houses Park, refers to the popular nickname of New York City mayor Fiorello H. La Guar...

Loeb Boat House
Boating has a long and rich history in Central Park. The first recorded boating concession was established in the early 1860s...

Loeb Playground
Born in Russia, Sophie Irene Simon Loeb (1876-1929) immigrated with her family to the United States when she was six years old...

Lombard Lamp
This ornate cast-iron and aluminum street lamp is a replica of the historic streetlights that adorn the Lombard Bridge in Hamb...

Long Island Motor Parkway
The Long Island Motor Parkway, also known as the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, survives today as a bicycle path, but began as Amer...

Lt. William Tighe Triangle (Ring Garden)
This park honors Lieutenant William Tighe (1887-1944), an Inwood community leader and a veteran of two world wars. Tighe was ...

Ludwig Van Beethoven Statue
This sculpture, situated in the part of Central Park traditionally set aside for public concerts, depicts the famous German co...

Luther Gulick Playground
Luther Halsey Gulick, III (1865-1918) was an educator, reformer, and community leader who is best remembered as the “God...

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