Morningside Park


123rd Street Playground

What was here before? The site lies within the area settled following the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811. Created by New York City Mayor De Witt Clinton… Read More

Carl Schurz Monument

Carl Schurz (1829-1906) was born in Liblar, Prussia (near what is now Cologne, Germany). In 1848, while a doctoral candidate at the University of Bonn, he joined the… Read More

Dr. Thomas Kiel Arboretum

This arboretum (a Latin word meaning “a place grown with trees”) was named in memory of one of Morningside Park’s most dedicated volunteers, Dr. Thomas… Read More

Manhattan Schist in New York City Parks

Schist—which can be seen in Morningside Park, Marcus Garvey Memorial Park, and J Hood Wright Park—is an extremely strong and durable rock type. Deep below… Read More

Seligman Fountain

This striking bronze sculpture by Edgar Walter (1877-1938) is also known as Bear and Faun.  It was dedicated in 1914 in memory of Alfred L. Seligman (1864-1910),… Read More

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