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Address: Broadway & Whitehall Street, New York City, NY 10004
Activities: Walking
Description: Colonial gentlemen used to "bowl" here, at New York City's oldest park...
Colonial gentlemen used to "bowl" here, at New York City's oldest park, paying one peppercorn per year for the privilege.
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Nice park

We found this to be a nice little park where we could sit and relax for a little while. We walked here after going to see the Statue of Liberty. We found this to be a smaller... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Once in new York city it s not a bad idea to have a glance at this monument but it s not that important to loose a lot of time just to see it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We found this to be a nice little park where we could sit and relax for a little while. We walked here after going to see the Statue of Liberty. We found this to be a smaller park, smaller than Battery Park but still quite nice on its own. With it being in the financial district, the bronze bull is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The main attraction here is the statue of a bull, which seems to be remarkably popular with tourists who like getting photographed whilst touching various parts of the bull's anatomy. The park itself is fairly small and unexceptional.

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Lynn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

BE carefull. You might get lost in this little piece of history. Wall street, broadway, towers site, statue of liberty. Everything is there. we loved it. Its the air...

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Bowling Green is the location of some of the oldest and significant history of NYC. In the 1600's is was a cattle market and parade grounds. In 1733 it was built into a park. Since then it has been near the center of much of the history of the city. Today is a tiny park that is really not a... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We found this as we came from the Museum of American Indians (see review) which is Also well worth a visit. This Historical little park (see photos) is rather cute and us a nice place for a little rest whilst sightseeing. Enjoy when seeing the Bull also or if on the way to the Staten Island Ferry

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Bowling green park is the first public park in new York... always busy with people .. a small fountain .. round about ..bench.. all are sitting and eating ... near by the famous bull... no one miss to take photos.. such giant bull .. but very small park ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Picturesque area, photoops with the bull is a must. Really close to the Staten Island Ferry terminal, you can just walk after the ferry ride to see the Liberty statue.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Before we reached the Battery park with aim, among the other things, to undertake the trip to Ellis and Liberty Islands , we stopped here in this oldest park in New York, and in the neighborhood of the site of the original Dutch fort of New Amsterdam. Here, at the northern end is the Charging Bull sculpture, which i've already... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This was our 4th little jaunt to bowling green to see the charging bull, we had previously photographed it from afar. With other crowds around also. This time we were just passing with no plans to get any more pics of the bull , but my friend and I saw our chance to quickly nip in near the rear end... More 

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Address: Broadway & Whitehall Street, New York City, NY 10004
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Financial District

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At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial District is where New York City began as a center of commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful setting are complemented by museums, countless skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District, home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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