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Bowling Green

Address: Broadway & Whitehall Street, New York City, NY 10004 (Financial District)
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Ranked #180 of 614 Attractions in New York City
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Colonial gentlemen used to "bowl" here, at New York City's oldest park, paying one peppercorn per...
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Activities: Walking
Owner description: 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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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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Mount Isa, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Home of the Charging Bull, Bowling Green is a cute little park in the Financial District. With all the works going on in Battery Park at the moment, Bowling Green provides a nice oasis in this part of town. It's by no means a huge park but it's a great spot for people watching or enjoying a coffee whilst waiting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This was surprisingly disappointing. Not for any other reason than the fighting of tourists to get in front of the bull for pictures. Just when you think sensibility has taken over and people are allowing everybody time to do their own pictures - a new herd of tourists get bussed in and pure in front of you - pushing everybody... More 

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Bengaluru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This park is next to Bowling green station and is at the stat of wall street. There are benches to sit and relax. There was a fare going on at the Bowling green Station Entrance. Lot of fresh juices, fruits and vegetables among other things were available. It was great to see lot of food, drink available there. New york... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

If you find yourself in Lower Manhattan and you want to see the bull statue on Broadway, spend a few minutes sitting in Bowling Green, the adjacent park. I enjoy little spots of greenery in NYC, and this is a nice one for a quick rest stop.

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