Fountains in New York City

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Fountains in New York City

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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN4,994 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bethesda Fountain and Terrace is at the heart of Central Park. The much-photographed fountain, also known as the "Friends Fountain" from the well-known TV series, is beautiful and very recognizable. This is a lively area usually with street performers and musicians. Great spot to sit and soak up the atmosphere of the amazing city park.
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,921 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rockefeller Plaza is close to Times Square and in the heart of the entertainment area of Manhattan. I had never realised it was a thing until I had seen the TV show 30 Rock.

    I visited in October 2023 and the area was buzzing with people. There were plenty of tourists like me about and there were also people going about their business.

    It's a nice, paved area and plenty of places to sit and relax after walking around the city that never sleeps.
    Written 2 December 2023
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  • dustythoughts
    Manchester, CT2,116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This strikingly beautiful statue is a perfect injunction for peace in this chaotic times. It's located in a small green space right next to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and is a good place to sit, take in some greenery, and enjoy some quietude. I love coming here with a bagel to eat, or just to enjoy the flow of people. This statue is super detailed and should be studied at leisure. This statue isn't nearly as well-known as it should be, which is unfortunate, given how many people go through the cathedral.
    Written 27 May 2021
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland29,785 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really attractive Fountain in Central Park. It’s worth a stop off for a few photos. The water was not flowing so bit average.
    Written 30 October 2019
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN4,994 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This fountain in Bryant Park dedicated in 1912 memorializes the late 19th century social worker Josephine Shaw Lowell, who founded the Charity Organization Society. Interestingly, the fountain marks the first woman to be honored by a "major monument" in NYC. It helps creates the charming scene in Bryant Park which is arguably one of the finest city parks in the country.
    Written 20 March 2024
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