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Verdi Monument
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (1813–1901), one of the world’s most renowned composers, is immortalized by suc...

Verdi Square
Verdi Square was acquired by Parks in 1887 and was named in 1921. The area was formerly a part of the old village of Harsenvil...

Vesuvio Playground
Vesuvio Playground, formerly known as Thompson Playground, takes its name from the popular Italian bakery on ...

Victor Herbert Statue
This bronze portrait bust of Victor Herbert (1859–1924), an Irish-American cellist, composer, and conductor, is by sculp...

Vietnam Veterans Plaza
On May 4, 1985, Mayor Edward I. Koch dedicated this plaza in honor of the 250,000 men and women of New York City who served in...

Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground
This Kips Bay park is located on a small portion of the site for one of New York’s most ambitious unbuilt engineeri...

Vista Rock & Tunnel
Vista Rock is the second highest Manhattan schist outcrop in Central Park (the highest being the 137.5 foot Summit Rock at Cen...

Vladeck Park
Bounded by Madison, Water, Jackson, and Gouverneur Streets, this park honors the Jewish political activist, writer, and New Yo...

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