Places that Matter

Place Explorer: Open Space

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Place Name Neighborhood Borough
Big Rock East Elmhurst Queens Neighborhood gathering place and impromptu playground
Brooklyn Heights Promenade Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Waterfront walkway offering spectacular views along the East River
Brooklyn Museum Plaza Prospect Heights Brooklyn A welcoming public plaza with wonderful fountains
Brown Place stickball field Mott Haven Bronx Playground that hosted childhood street games
Brownsville Student Farm Project Brownsville Brooklyn Formerly abandoned Brownsville lot reclaimed as an educational farm
Canal Street Triangle/Canal Park Tribeca Manhattan Site of a now restored park
Columbus Circle Columbus Circle Manhattan Grand rotary adjacent to the southwest corner of Central Park
Coney Island Coney Island Brooklyn Legendary seaside boardwalk, beach and center for entertainment
Crack is Wack Playground East Harlem Manhattan Park decorated with the work of Keith Haring
Declaration of Independence Reading Site Civic Center Manhattan Where George Washington stood as the Declaration was read to the American Army
Fireman's Memorial Upper West Side Manhattan Neighborhood meeting place
Fort Wadsworth Staten Island 19th century harbor fortifications
Fruit Street Sitting Area Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Park with views of Lower Manhattan and the harbor
Gerry's Place Annadale Brooklyn
Goodhue Center New Brighton Staten Island Open space and home to recreational programs for children sponsored by the Children's Aid Society
Green Meadows Farm Floral Park Queens Farm with educational and visitor programs
Green-Wood Cemetery Sunset Park Brooklyn National Historic Landmark cemetery founded in 1838
Hall of Fame for Great Americans University Heights Bronx Historic outdoor hall of fame offering panoramic views
Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Plaza Pomonok Queens Plaza dedicated to a working class advocate
Inwood Inwood Manhattan Manhattan's northernmost neighborhood
Kissena Velodrome Pomonok Queens A cyclists' track built in the 1960s and active today
Lion's Rock/Jones Woods (site of) Yorkville Manhattan 19th century meeting place
Luna Park (site of) Coney Island Brooklyn One of Coney Island's most storied amusement parks
Metropolitan Oval Maspeth Queens The city's oldest soccer field
Minton's Playhouse Stickball Field Central Harlem Manhattan Where jazz musicians held stickball games
Naumburg Band Shell, Central Park Central Park Manhattan Intimate performance space in Central Park
North Bronx Bikeway (Mosholu-Pelham Greenway) Pelham Bay Park Bronx Scenic bike path from Van Cortlandt to Pelham Park
Orchard Beach Pelham Bay Park Bronx Popular beach on Long Island Sound
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, St. Lucy's Bronxdale Bronx Pilgrimage site at Roman Catholic Church
Pier 45 West Village Manhattan Hudson River Park pier and location of many outdoor festivities
Police Athletic League Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Young people's centers, Play Streets and summer camps
Prison Ship Martyrs Monument Fort Greene Brooklyn Memorial to American Revolutionary War prisoners
Queens County Farm Museum Floral Park Queens The city's largest working farm and a historical site
Ridgewood Reservoir Cypress Hills Queens Heart of the old Brooklyn water supply system, now part of Highland Park
Roosevelt Island Roosevelt Island Manhattan Historic and modern buildings mark the history of this island
Rotunda at the 79th St. Boat Basin Upper West Side Manhattan Scenic waterfront patio
Rucker Park basketball courts Central Harlem Manhattan A popular spot for pick-up games
Salt Marsh in Inwood Hill Park Inwood Manhattan Natural salt marsh next to old growth forest
Schoolyard at P.S. 15 and P.S. 27 (former) Red Hook Brooklyn Once, the site of a playground
Sheep Meadow, Central Park Central Park Manhattan Sprawling lawn in Central Park, site of important events and general recreation
Shore Road Bicycle Path Bay Ridge Brooklyn Waterfront bicycle trail, offering views of the Narrows and the Verrazano Bridge
Split Rock Pelham Bay Bronx Giant boulder and century old Pelham landmark
St. Marks Place Lower East Side Manhattan Lower East Side street rich in popular culture
St. Pat's for All Parade route Sunnyside Queens Inclusive St. Patrick's Day parade in Queens
Thain Family Forest Bronx Park Bronx Old growth forest at the New York Botanical Garden
The Cage (West 4th St. Courts) Greenwich Village Manhattan Basketball court preferred by players and spectators
The Labyrinth for Contemplation Battery Park City Manhattan Labyrinth created as a memorial to the victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001
The Statue of the Triumph of Civic Virtue Kew Gardens Queens Frequently debated and relocated statue by Frederick William MacMonnies
Young Devils Stickball Field East Harlem Manhattan One spot where a popular street game was played in the 1930's
Zuccotti Park (formerly Liberty Plaza Park) Financial District Manhattan Park rebuilt after 9/11/01 terrorist attack