Babi Yar Triangle Playground

B 14 St & Corbin Place


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

What was here before?

This was once the site of the Manhattan Beach Hotel and Land Company owned by Austin Corbin (1827-1896). The high-end resort attracted upper-class clientele to the area until prohibition made gambling illegal, and the resort closed in 1912.

How did this site become parkland?

A New York City Art Commission Design Award was awarded to Krog and Tegnell Landscape Architects following their 1988 reconstruction of this triangle. What had once been little more than a paved traffic island was converted into a small, yet vibrant park. Their plans made full use of space, incorporating a memorial as well as various amenities for the community’s use. The Star of David, a universally recognized symbol of the Jewish faith, is inscribed within the center circle of the park. In its center, a bronze plaque commemorates the massacre of Babi Yar and bids visitors to remember the dead.

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