The 18-hole "Van Cortlandt Park" course at the Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course facility in Bronx, New York features 6,096 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70 . The course rating is 68.6 and it has a slope rating of 110. Designed by Tom Bendelow/(R) William Maxwell, the Van Cortlandt Park golf course opened in 1895. William Larkin manages the course as the .
Only one U.S. president was born in New York City. Raised in a townhouse at 28 E. 20th St., Theodore Roosevelt would grow up to be our 26th president and become immortalized on Mount Rushmore. However, he started life as a sickly yet bright boy who exercised to improve his health and began a lifelong passion for the "strenuous life."
The 9-hole "Mosholu" course at the Mosholu Golf Course facility in Bronx, New York features 3,253 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35 . The course rating is 70.6 and it has a slope rating of 124. Mosholu golf course opened in 1925.
The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.
Designed by golf course architect Tom Winton, Sprain Lake is characterized by small greens, rolling terrain and a number of highly challenging holes, with an abundance of water hazards and difficult shots. Because of its long and narrow layout, Sprain Lake offers a mostly linear, back-and-forth style of play. The course has had a major facelift recently, with all 18 tees renovated and expanded, and the 10th and 13th green upgraded.
Set amid rolling hills on the south shore of Staten Island, this former country club received extensive golf course renovations in 2004. The newly re-constructed tees, tee-to-green cart paths, extensive fairway drainage and countless turf improvements have vaulted this course to the top of the local's "Best Places to Play" list in Staten Island. The generous fairways often call for length off the tee, while the small greens demand precision iron play. If you are looking for a fun place to play, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then South Shore should be your home course.
The 18-hole "Silver Lake" course at the Silver Lake Golf Course facility in Staten Island, New York features 6,050 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 69 . The course rating is 68.8 and it has a slope rating of 108. Designed by John Van Kleek, the Silver Lake golf course opened in 1929. Edward Harkins manages the course as the General Manager.
Saxon Woods' rolling, wooded landscape gives this sporting course tremendous character. It was designed by golf course architect Tom Winton and opened to the public in 1931. Today all 18 of Saxon Woods tees have been completely renovated, along with several greens. There is also a new restaurant and concession at the course.
St. Paul's Church helps to tell the story of the development of colonial society and the road to the American Revolution. It consists of an 18th century stone church that was used as a Revolutionary War hospital, a cemetery with burial stones dating to 1704 and the remnant of a Village Green that was the scene of the famous Election of 1733 which raised issues of Freedom of Religion and the Press.
Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Course is New York City's only 36 hole facility. Both courses are located in Pelham Bay Park (NYC's largest park) in the Bronx, lying east of Co-Op City and just south of Westchester County. The Pelham Bay Course was built in 1901 and is a links-style layout. With it's expansive fairways and forgiving layout, Pelham Bay Golf Course is the perfect location for the beginner and experienced golfer alike. Pelham's sister course, Split Rock Golf Course, is a championship caliber John Van Kleek classic design. A shot-makers course, it is a challenge that forces you to use every club in your bag. Whether you are looking to develop your skills or challenge your game, Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Course is the golf experience for you.
You may be surprised to learn that there are 10 National Parks with 23 unique destinations in New York City and northern New Jersey. The National Parks of New York Harbor includes nearly 27,000 acres and welcomes more than 12 million visitors each year. The parks offer year-round programs, recreational opportunities, natural habitats, historic buildings and museum collections.
The 18-hole "Marine Park" course at the Marine Park Golf Course facility in Brooklyn, New York features 6,866 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 72.2 and it has a slope rating of 119. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA, the Marine Park golf course opened in 1964. Adam Giordano manages the course as the Temporary Golf Operations Manager.
The heart of the museum is the historic tenement, home to an estimated 7,000 people from over 20 nations between 1863 and 1935. Tour the tenement's cramped living spaces. Learn about the lives of past residents and the history of the Lower East Side. Throughout the year, take part in programs such as walking tours, plays, art exhibits, and readings that represent the immigrant experience.
The 18-hole "La Tourette" course at the La Tourette Golf Course facility in Staten Island, New York features 6,500 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 71.3 and it has a slope rating of 116. Designed by David L. Rees, the La Tourette golf course opened in 1928. American Golf Corporation manages this facility, with Ed Pfaff as the General Manager.
The 18-hole "Kissena Park" course at the Kissena Park Golf Course facility in Flushing, New York features 4,727 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 64 . The course rating is 61.7 and it has a slope rating of 94. Designed by John Van Kleek, the Kissena Park golf course opened in 1935. Robert Smith manages the course as the General Manager.
The 18-hole "Harbor Links" course at the Harbor Links Golf Course facility in Port Washington, New York features 6,927 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 73.2 and it has a slope rating of 128 on Blue grass. Designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, ASGCA/Dana Fry, ASGCA, the Harbor Links golf course opened in 1998. Donald Zauner manages the course as the General Manager.
Hamilton Grange - the only home ever owned by Alexander Hamilton - has moved to Saint Nicholas Park. Learn more about the restoration of the Grange by adding your contact information to our e-mail list and read our updates. Alexander Hamilton was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, and political philosopher.
For more than two centuries, the military communities on Governors Island were woven into the intricate social, political and economic tapestry that is New York City. From 1776-1996, Governors Island stood as a silent sentinel in New York Harbor, and provided protection of the ideals represented by the Statue of Liberty across the Bay. We invite you to explore the Island's history as it evolved from colonial outpost to regional administrative center for the U.S. Army and Coast Guard.
Overlooking the Hudson River from the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan, General Grant National Memorial is the largest tomb in North America. Grant's Tomb (as it is commonly called) is not only the final resting place of the General but a memorial to his life and accomplishments.
Gateway provides abundant recreational and learning opportunities, from swimming, boating and fishing to team sports, bicycling and nature study. The living world can be explored in a wildlife refuge, holly forest, ocean dunes and coastal uplands. The nation's oldest operating lighthouse, forts that defended America, and sites that trace aviation's early days tell significant stories.
Gateway invite you to step outside. At our three units--Jamaica Bay, Sandy Hook and Staten Island--you can bike, swim, sunbathe, learn aviation history, paddle a kayak, explore historic forts, play team sports or enjoy the tranquility of nature. Check out what's going on This Week at Gateway NRA.
The 18-hole "Forest Park" course at the Forest Park Golf Course facility in Woodhaven, New York features 6,053 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70 . The course rating is 69.3 and it has a slope rating of 120. Designed by Tom Bendelow, the Forest Park golf course opened in 1896. Robert Smith manages the course as the General Manager.
Here on Wall Street, George Washington took the oath of office as our first President, and this site was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices. The current structure, a Customs House, later served as part of the US Sub-Treasury. Now, the building serves as a museum and memorial to our first President and the beginnings of the United States of America.
Opened on January 1, 1892, Ellis Island became the nation's premier federal immigration station. In operation until 1954, the station processed over 12 million immigrant steamship passengers.
Ellis Island has grown over the years. The original, natural island of 3.3 acres, shown in dark green on this map, was built up with landfill between 1890 and 1892 to build the new immigration station. As the station's needs expanded, so did the island. After the existing Main Building was opened in 1900, more landfill was added to the left side of the ferry slip. Most of this landfill came from the excavation of the New York City subway tunnels. This land was used for the complex of hospitals built to treat immigrants who failed their medical inspections. Today, the areas to the left of the ferry slip are not open to the public, since the buildings and the grounds have not been restored.
The 18-hole "Dyker Beach" course at the Dyker Beach Golf Course facility in Brooklyn, New York features 6,548 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 70.5 and it has a slope rating of 116. Designed by John Van Kleek, the Dyker Beach golf course opened in 1920. American Golf Corporation manages this facility, with Jeff DeFranco as the General Manager.
The 18-hole "Dunwoodie" course at the Dunwoodie Golf Course facility in Yonkers, New York features 5,815 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70 . The course rating is 68.3 and it has a slope rating of 117. Dunwoodie golf course opened in 1903. Mike Belmont manages the course as the General Manager.
The 18-hole "Douglaston Park" course at the Douglaston Park Golf Course facility in Little Neck, New York features 5,585 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 67 . The course rating is 65.2 and it has a slope rating of 104. Designed by William H. Tucker/(R)Stephen Kay, ASGCA-Doug Smith, the Douglaston Park golf course opened in 1926. Jason Zaretski manages the course as the General Manager/Director of Golf.
Built in 1920 by the Eccentric Ferris Wheel Company using 100% Bethlehem Steel forged right on the premises. The 18 co-owners worked as construction men to insure quality throughout the building process. The Wonder Wheel has maintained a perfect safety record for its entire history. Each year, the entire 400,000 lb. ride is overhauled and painted to protect it from the elements of weather, wear and tear. Deno's WONDER WHEEL was named an OFFICIAL NYC LANDMARK in 1989. A full-size replica of the Wheel stands in Disney's California Adventure, and Yokahama, Japan. The only stoppage in the history of the WONDER WHEEL was on July 13, 1977 during the Great NYC Blackout - when the entire northeast lost electrical power. Riders on the WONDER WHEEL were brought down safely because the owners hand cranked the wheel.
The 18-hole "Clearview" course at the Clearview Park Golf Course facility in Bayside, New York features 6,263 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70 . The course rating is 69.2 and it has a slope rating of 114 on Rye grass. Designed by William H. Tucker, the Clearview golf course opened in 1925. American Golf Corporation manages this facility, with Kevin Coppins as the General Manager.
Central Park, which has been National Historic Landmark since 1962, is 843 acres. One of the most famous parks in the world, Central Park is a manmade wonder. Not only is it the first public park built in America, but it is also one of the most frequently visited, with over 25 million guests per year. You can spend an entire day gazing upon nearly 50 fountains, monuments, and sculptures or admiring its 36 bridges and arches.
Located at the southern tip of the island of Manhattan, Castle Clinton represents not only the growth of New York City, but the growth of a Nation. First intended to keep out a British invasion in 1812, the Castle has transformed over the years to welcome theater goers, immigrants, sightseers, and now millions of visitors to New York Harbor.
From about the 1690s until 1794, both free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6-acre burial ground in Lower Manhattan, outside the boundaries of the settlement of New Amsterdam, later known as New York. Lost to history due to landfill and development, the grounds were rediscovered in 1991 as a consequence of the planned construction of a Federal office building.
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