Historic Walking Areas in New York City

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Historic Walking Areas in New York City

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  • Michael L
    Hermosa Beach, CA75 contributions
    Simple, clean and moving. The Memorial is a must. In spite of the people it is a private place and peaceful experience. If you go to the museum realize that it is an emotional event..
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA13,133 contributions
    This is a major wide street that crosses the island and features all sorts of special places. My favorite is Grand Central Station. But you can also see Tudor City, the Ford Foundation, and, of course, the Times Square area. I actually avoid Times square as it is congested with too many people and it's too noisy. Some big theaters.
    Written 3 January 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,094 contributions
    Always liked Park Avenue and have not been here since before Covid began . Nice to be back in the city …but it’s not as busy as it was before.
    Written 12 November 2021
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  • TennisStar602
    Florida399 contributions
    I had not been to South Street Seaport since I was probably ten (10) or eleven (11) years old. From my childhood, I remember the restaurants and my meal of steamed clams. It was really interesting to go back to this free attraction over twenty (20) years later. The area felt safe to me and it was full of shops and upscale dining options. There were also boat tours nearby. The views of Lower Manhattan, Downtown Brooklyn, and the Brooklyn Bridge were fantastic. It was nice to walk on the piers during a hot early April afternoon. Yet, it is difficult to get parking in this area, especially if one is looking for free parallel parking on the street. It is easy to walk from South Street Seaport to the Battery, to Chinatown, or to Wall Street.
    Written 7 April 2021
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,094 contributions
    Museum Mile stretches across a total of 22 blocks in Manhattan. It’s along 5th Avenue. There are a wide range of options to visit. Excellent!
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • psudino
    Weehawken, NJ3,668 contributions
    This isn't the Spanish Steps of Rome, but it comes close as a central meeting spot since you can't miss it. At the northern end of Times Square this is where the famous TKTS steps are located that everyone uses as the obvious meeting landmark.

    Just to ad some useful trivia to this review to impress your friends, Francis Patrick Duffy was a Canadian American Catholic priest and military chaplain. During WWI he helped rescue many wounded soldiers.
    Written 11 March 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA13,133 contributions
    This may be the highlight of the Park, just a beautiful exquisite stroll, big trees shading, classic statues along the way, park benches, musicians entertaining. A great park experience. The best.
    Written 9 December 2021
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  • Erik L
    Seattle54 contributions
    This is a nice place to walk, in a neighborhood you probably wouldn't visit otherwise. Inset placards in the lovely brick paving highlight the history of the bridge. Expansive views include the Manhattan skyline in the distance, and towers of the George Washington Bridge. Adjacent, there is a large lovely wooded park on the Manhattan side. There is also a park on the Bronx side, but it is dark and grubby, and probably best avoided after dark.
    Written 1 June 2021
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  • Jonathan Chan
    New York City, NY227 contributions
    One of the newest NPS sites. While the original Stonewall inn is private, this national monument is located right across. It's small with just a few displays, but interesting and informative.
    Written 22 March 2022
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  • adventix
    Boston, MA1,359 contributions
    We love central park and the mall is especially a fun walk in the shade. There are always some music playing and/or some street performance. It is also fun to read the dedications on the different benches.
    Written 11 June 2022
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  • SuperTed19
    Madison, WI687 contributions
    It is easy to miss this plaza, but it is definitely worth stopping for a visit when you’re in the area.
    Written 5 October 2021
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  • Sunset92
    Brooklyn, NY1,802 contributions
    Such a peaceful street. The views of the river are lovely and perfect for photo opportunities. We love to drive by there.
    Written 12 May 2019
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,094 contributions
    General Worth Square is a small park and memorial that sits close to Madison Square Park. It is relatively simple and not a lot to look at.
    Written 6 February 2022
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  • Sarah L
    Birmingham, UK21 contributions
    I went searching for this after reading some of the reviews on this website. It was quite hard to find and we walked straight past it the first time. It is located on a chain link fence at the corner of 7th Avenue and 11th Street.

    We spent at least an hour reading the tiles and their beautiful messages after 9/11. I'd say this is the one thing not to miss out on when visiting NYC and it's completely free!!
    Written 2 November 2012
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