Nature & parks in New York City

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Nature & Parks in New York City

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  • Jan W
    Canton of Vaud, Switzerland529 contributions
    A soothing place of nature in this noisy and mineral city. The north of the park is quieter, and we didn't see any pushcarts or horse-drawn carriages that can't take it anymore like in the south of the park.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Mike I
    Sherborne, UK341 contributions
    Visited this many times, a free amazing thing to do in Manhattan, well worth a visit .
    A state park in the middle of west side
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Mike I
    Sherborne, UK341 contributions
    This lovely park has an ice skating rink, perfect for a coffee in winter or summer

    Behind the amazing library , one of the best places just to sit and chill
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia13,456 contributions
    This is a nice square size park in the center of beautiful Greenwich Village. It's famous for the NYC Triumphal Arch and a nice fountain in the middle.
    Park is always full of people so it's a nice place to people watch - street performers, chess players,... Mostly there's younger generation, as all around are NYU student blocks.
    However, at night it becomes little bit sketchy so do take extra care - heavy weed smell and suspicious people despite heavy police presence.
    Plenty of very good and cheap eateries around in the side streets.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia13,456 contributions
    This was my third time in NYC, but the very first time I've visited RI.
    We were very delighted with our visit we planned beforehand, so I advise this itinerary.
    Take the Astoria Line (AS) ferry boat from Pier 11 in lower Manhattan. That's the starting point, but you can also catch it from other stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn as well (2 stations on both sides - Google the stops).
    However, I suggest taking it from the starting point at Pier 11 as you will be rewarded with amazing (and very cheap - 3,25 $ pp) city views from East river for around 30 min what it takes to reach RI.
    Disembark at RI and explore it. Great views of Manhattan skyline, nice walk by the river to the FDR freedom park and smallpox ruined hospital. You can also take the red bus which takes you to the northern tip of RI where's the lighthouse.
    When finished take the RI Tramway cable car to transfer back to Manhattan, seeing the area from bird's perspective.
    Count on around 2-3 hours for a memorable visit with a budget slightly over 5$ pp.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Gujjarwalprince
    Chandigarh, India180 contributions
    It’s simply awesome. Nice views . Calming . Can sit here for hours together and enjoying the Hudson River waves ,boats and ships . Sunset over New Jersey is fantastic.
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,094 contributions
    With some may high rise buildings is nice to get a break in the skyline which you find with union square. Lively area and recommended for a visit.
    Written 5 February 2022
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  • Jan W
    Canton of Vaud, Switzerland529 contributions
    It is very moving especially when you see all these names written and the images of September 11 come back in memory. Even if we don't know these people it's very moving, but beautiful at the same time
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Deb W
    Reno, NV2,198 contributions
    This is a small area in the park dedicated to John Lennon. There always seem to be a lot of people enjoying the area.
    Written 22 April 2022
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  • Kelli
    Keller, TX666 contributions
    We walked through the park to get from The Met Cloisters down to the street level. The views were beautiful and the park was so peaceful. We enjoyed our leisurely stroll.
    Written 3 April 2022
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  • Justin W
    Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,660 contributions
    I went to the Central Park Conservatory for the first time since the pandemic and the core of the gardens are under renovation.

    You can still walk around the perimeters of the gardens and see the trees and lawn. The fountain off to the side surrounding by those gardens was still open and it was nice to walk around. The flowers were in full bloom.

    It will be nice to see the end results with the gardens when it is finished.
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • Jonathan Chan
    New York City, NY227 contributions
    I recently discovered this park along the Hudson river - it's the perfect place to walk, bike, jog, and take a break from the city. There are dedicated pedestrian and bike paths along the river with beautiful views of the GW bridge. At different points during the day you'll see performers and artists sharing their work throughout the park.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,094 contributions
    Central Park Zoo is quite amazing as it’s in the middle of a major city. Believe it has 1400 animals. Big zoo covering a lot of ground.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA13,133 contributions
    Our ship docked in Brooklyn right on the harbor, so from our balcony we could admire the Statue of Liberty and the skylines of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Jersey City. Long been an important part of the commerce of the region, also a transport hub. Now holds lots of natural beauty.
    Written 1 January 2022
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  • Thebigduck09
    New York City, NY88 contributions
    Very interesting site. Casual and pleasant guides. Very little of the house open for visit and house needs better upkeep. Visitor center was closed due to staffing shortages. More money needs to go into the site given its historic importance.
    Written 19 June 2022
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