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A.R.R.O.W. Site Queens Community Garden and Playground
This community garden is named after the neighborhood volunteer group responsible for its conception and final construction in...

Abe Wolfson Triangle
What was here before? This region was first settled by Dutch in 1651 and established as an English settlement in 1654 by Di...

Alameda Malls
The Alameda Malls run down the center of Alameda Avenue from Northern Boulevard to 247th Street. The words "alameda," "ave...

Alex Grey Triangle
This property honors Alexander C. Grey (d.1933), a veteran Queens newspaper man from Whitestone. Grey suffered a fractured sk...

Alley Playground
The earliest playgrounds, called "sand gardens," appeared in the 1880s on the grounds of settlement houses. Furnished with in...

Alley Pond Park
What was here before? The park lies on a glacier-formed moraine, a ridge of sand and rock that formed 15,000 years ago at ...

Alley Pond Park - Invasive Phragmites
The City gradually acquired the land for Alley Pond Park, the second-largest park in Queens, between 1927 and the present. Th...

Alley Pond Park - Osprey in New York City
This park is host to the “Alley,” a 150-acre strip of wetlands in the park’s north end. Fresh water drains i...

Almeda Playground
What was here before? Prior to the arrival of European settlers in the 17th century, the Rockaway peninsula was inhabited b...

Alstyne Playground
This playground is named for adjacent Alstyne Street; the reason for the street naming is unfortunately obscure. Before this ...

American Triangle
American Triangle is a small patch of green nestled between 41st Avenue, 102nd Street, and National Avenue, in the Queens neig...

Amerigo Vespucci Campo-Di-Boccie
Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512) discovered the bay at Rio de Janeiro and the Plate river on the east coast of Brazil on a Portugu...

Ampere Playground
This playground honors Andre Ampere (1775-1836), an accomplished French physicist and mathematician who is considered the fath...

Andrews Playground
The City of New York acquired the land that is now Andrews Playground through a number of property transactions. The original...

Annadale Playground
According to local lore, this neighborhood was once called Annadale in honor of Anna, the wife of a much-beloved shipbuilder f...

Answer Triangle
Answer Triangle draws its name from a play on words with the street on which it is located. The park is on Aske Street, and t...

Arthur Ashe Stadium
This stadium honors tennis player Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. (1943-1993). Born in Richmond, Virginia, Ashe began playing tennis ...

Arverne Playground
Sometimes names can form a chain, linking people and places in unusual ways. Remington Vernam (1842-1907) was born in McConnv...

Ashmead Park
This small triangular park was once used as a dumping ground for agricultural waste by farmers from nearby St. Albans and Spri...

Astoria Heights Playground
This park was acquired by the City in 1936 as part of the construction of the neighboring Horace Greeley Middle School I.S. 10...

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