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  • Cadman Plaza Park (Brooklyn, NY)

    This park honors Reverend Dr. Samuel Parkes Cadman (1864-1936), a Brooklyn Congregational minister and radio preacher famed for his oratory. He was pastor of the Central Congregational Church in Brooklyn for 36 years and helped to found the Federated Council of Churches in America, which he headed from 1924-1928. Reverend Read more [...]

  • FPA-Foundation

    FPA-Foundation is a activist advocacy organization that services the 5 boroughs. We help organize the community around social justice issues and people affected by the child welfare system such as: parents, foster parents, grandparents, fathers, and children.  We provide community advocates for foster youths and organize parents around injustices that Read more [...]

  • The Fortune Society

    Founded in 1967, The Fortune Society’s vision is to create a world where all who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated can become positive, contributing members of society. We do this through a holistic, one-stop model of service provision. Our continuum of care, informed and implemented by professionals with cultural backgrounds Read more [...]

  • Brower Park (Brooklyn, NY)

    Located in the heart of Crown Heights, Brower Park has been an outstanding educational and recreational resource for children for over a century. The City of Brooklyn purchased what is now the southern portion of the park in 1892 and improved the property within two years. The 1894 Annual Report Read more [...]

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park (Brooklyn, NY)

    Spanning over 1.3 miles of Brooklyn’s waterfront, from the Columbia Heights waterfront district to the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO, this treasure of a park offers breathtaking views of Lower Manhattan’s panoramic skyline and the New York Harbor. Tourists and New Yorkers alike can be seen admiring the iconic cityscape across Read more [...]

  • Brevoort Playground (Brooklyn, NY)

    This playground and the adjacent housing development were built at the same time and are named for one of New York’s oldest families, the Brevoorts. Today, the Brevoort real estate firm still maintains some of the family’s holdings, including a Manhattan residential building called the Brevoort at 11 Fifth Avenue. Read more [...]

  • Bensonhurst Park (Brooklyn, NY)

    This site and the surrounding neighborhood of Bensonhurst grew exponentially following the construction of steam railroads in the 1870s. This new technology led to the development of the agricultural town of New Utrecht, located in the southwestern region of what is now Brooklyn. In the late 1880s, developer James Lynch Read more [...]

  • Belmont Playground (Brooklyn, NY)

    Bounded by Pitkin Avenue, North Conduit Avenue, Drew Street, Forbell Street, and Belmont Avenue, Belmont Playground, as with the adjacent avenue, is named for August Belmont (1816-1890), a wealthy financier and diplomat. Belmont was born August Schonberg in the Rhineland-Palatinate portion of Germany. Born poor, and facing discrimination because he Read more [...]

  • Bartlett Playground (Brooklyn, NY)

    Both this playground and the adjacent Bartlett Street are named in honor of Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795), signer of the Declaration of Independence and the first Governor of New Hampshire. Dr. Josiah Bartlett was in many ways an ordinary man who achieved greatness by acting with distinction in extraordinary times. Unlike Read more [...]

  • Bushwick Inlet Park (Brooklyn, NY)

    Bushwick Inlet Park is the centerpiece of the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront. This park incorporates natural and urban structures, bringing Greenpoint’s waterfront and natural areas into the community around it. Visitors can admire the views or use the park’s facilities for active recreation. The park includes a multipurpose field for soccer, football, Read more [...]

  • Bildersee Playground (Brooklyn, NY)

    This playground is bounded by East 81st and 82nd Streets, Avenue J, and Flatlands Avenue. It stands near Intermediate School 68, also known as the Bildersee School. Both the playground and school are named for Issac Bildersee (1887-1952), the controversial assistant superintendent of Brooklyn public schools during the 1940s. Born Read more [...]

  • Benson Playground (Brooklyn, NY)

    This playground honors Egbert Benson (1746-1833), an attorney and statesman who contributed his name to the neighborhood of Bensonhurst. After graduating from King’s College (the original name of Columbia University) in 1765, Benson began his political career as an outspoken Revolutionary War patriot who went on to become New York Read more [...]