St. Nicholas Park

Highlights

Arlington "Ollie" Edinboro Playground

This playground honors the memory of Arlington “Ollie” Edinboro (1916-1990), a Harlem native who dedicated his career to improving the lives of… Read More

Hamilton Grange

What was here before? Before the arrival of Europeans and enslaved people, the Lenape lived on the land that was named Manahatta. About 15,000 individuals from the… Read More

James Baldwin Lawn

What was here before? Settled by Dutch farmers in the late 1600s, the area was first named Nieuw Haarlem. The rugged sloping terrain saw skirmishes during the… Read More

Manhattan Schist in New York City Parks - St. Nicholas Park

Schist, which can be seen in St. Nicholas Park, is an extremely strong and durable rock type. Deep below the buildings and busy streets of New York City, beneath the… Read More

Monarch Butterflies in New York City - Saint Nicholas Park

The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) may seem to be one of the most delicate creatures alive. But despite its frail appearance, every year the monarch makes a long… Read More

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