We passed through Columbus Park while walking from WTC to Chinatown/Little Italy. We loved the atmosphere as men and women played traditional games with crowds overlooking them and offering input.
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Neighborhood park and playground in the heart of Chinatown. Excellent place to sit and relax. Everyone's enjoying the place. Soccer field, basketball court, children's play area, water area for the hot summer days. You can even sit and listen to the neighborhood residents, who come...More
This is a very beautiful park on the way into Chinatown. There were kids playing soccer at the far end. Older Chinese men played games on the tables and a few sat on benches playing musical instruments. It was quaint and relaxing and a fun...More
This chinatown park mimics many of the parks I’ve enjoyed in China. Old musicians playing old tunes as other old people fill the local park benches. Tables of women playing cards and laughing. Men gathered around intense games of Go and Cards. A few children...More
Downtown near Federal Plaza, this park has a small turf soccer field, a basketball court and a lot of tables to play chess or other games. There is one section where Chinese players gamble on card games and tile games. Very interesting to watch. Well...More
I was disappointed that there was no historical marker about Five Points. This was the terrible slum area that was shown in the film "Gangs of New York". The streets that joined at the Five Points came together at Columbus Park. The park itself is...More
Columbus Park is where the area's Chinese community go to relax and socialise. At the time of my visit, there were several groups gathered around tables where lively board games were taking place. The spectators eagerly voice their suggestions on what move should be made...More
This is a small park in Manhattan, NY that is in the center of iconic neighborhoods like Chinatown and Little Italy. It's also nearby City Hall.
If you are visiting Chinatown and wanted to sit for a while, enjoy(you dont have a choice) asian street performances or just stare at hundreds of small ticket gamblers, chinese checker players - then this is the place. Nothing special about this place and nothing...More
We walked through this park in New York City's Chinatown, stopping periodically to watch the many mainly older Asian people talking, playing cards and just generally socializing on a warm Summer afternoon. I recommend it highly, especially if you live in a place where there...More