6. Peter’s Field

Peter’s Field was named after Peter Stuyvesant and Peter Cooper, two prominent New Yorkers. The park is administered by the New York City Parks Department and the Board of Education and is located between East 20th Street and East 21st Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue. Since Stuyvesant and Cooper are historical figures unrelated to children’s literature, it is a later addition to this park that affords it a place on this list. A series of concrete plaques, located off of 2nd Avenue, depict other famous Peters. Included in this sidewalk art are Peter Pan, Peter Parker (Spider Man), Peter Piper (who picked a peck of pickled peppers), Peter (Peter) Pumpkin Eater, Peter Rabbit, and Peter (and the Wolf).