Nature & Parks in New York City

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Nature & Parks in New York City

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  • Alexaa
    India19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Central Park in New York City is a true urban oasis, a haven of tranquility amidst the bustling metropolis. Its sprawling green spaces, scenic pathways, and picturesque ponds offer respite from the city's hustle and bustle. Visitors can enjoy a myriad of activities, from picnics and leisurely strolls to boating on the lake and attending outdoor concerts. The park's iconic landmarks, such as Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge, provide perfect photo opportunities, while its vibrant atmosphere and diverse flora and fauna make it a must-visit destination for both locals and tourists alike.
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • PipPaul W
    Buckfastleigh, UK1,921 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a wonderful repurposing of redundant overhead rail stock
    We did the total length in two visits - midway to south the first time, midway to north the second.
    Such a variety of different planting, and all looks so very healthy
    Love the way the trackway and seating is so well integrated, the way that the rail track is still there, the variety of views along the way, the standard of maintenance
    Am absolute oasis within the skyscrapers
    Written 13 June 2024
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  • Kamhi
    Vancouver, Canada136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of my favorite parks in New York. You can find an activity every weekend from 7 to 9 pm on Friday and Saturday. You can have a great time with the Bank of America's organization. Has a picnic area.
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • Harry K
    Telford, UK45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very sombre garden of remembrance for the 9/11 plane crashes. All the victims names are engraved on a square parapet round a sunken pool.
    Written 13 March 2024
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  • fozjon
    Jaipur, India1,818 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    this place was busy on a day Tuesday afternoon. There was music, there were people getting high lots of people up to different things. There were food options. The place is iconic in lower Manhattan.
    Written 13 June 2024
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  • Victor L
    35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Took the free shuttle bus around the island. Then walked the southern tip to the Roosevelt memorial. Great views all around. Took the tram over to the island and returned back to Manhattan on the F train.
    Written 12 May 2024
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland29,946 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN5,182 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Moving tribute to the great John Lennon who was taken from us by a gunman a short distance from this spot. Try to go early in the day when it is not overrun with hordes of tourists. I enjoyed the musicians nearby playing Beatles tunes but the mob at the memorial and the frenzy to get a selfie sitting on the memorial is really annoying.
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Sandy D
    Seattle, WA5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unexpectedly peaceful way to get from our hotel in Greenwich Village to the 9/11 memorial. Beautiful, lots of trees and benches, several spots where you can sit and watch the river activity. Lots of runners in the morning. Various other small parks along the way. Busy bike route.
    Written 28 May 2024
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  • Allan S
    New York City, NY7,055 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love to come here as a refuge for the busy city and the best time here is spring. The well maintained flower beds,specimen trees and shrubs snd well maintained walks make this a great spot to relax and recharge. Many young families pushing carriages, school children after their hours snd bus loads of visitors flock here. Great spot to picnic or just hang out or stroll with loved ones 0 seconds Molly one of the best spots to visit located at 105 street and fifth avenue with the opening at the Vanderbilt gate.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Hemamalini R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was good except had an nice experience and it was so enjoyed welland there was a river by side the place was awesome took photos
    Written 26 April 2024
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  • Zoom_Gotti
    Henderson, NV1,489 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old Pier 55 imploded and redesigned into a garden and performance site. Regularly scheduled shows during the warmer months in amphitheater. Nice Hudson River views. Unfortunately New Jersey is on the other side. If you haven't been here yet, place it in your planner.
    Written 23 May 2024
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  • sarah
    York, UK55 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very cute and peaceful little zoo in the heart of Central Park. Unfortunately when we visited the lights in the penguin enclosure were broken so they were swimming in the dark and the bear enclosure was shut down for the day to have maintenance work done. However, all this being said we met a lovely worker in the tropical enclosure who showed us where we could spot the bats and taught us about the peacocks! Definitely would visit again when all of it is open.
    Written 11 January 2024
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