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Greenacre Pocket Park

Address: 51st Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Ranked #273 of 616 Attractions in New York City
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Lovely park for lunch - a little haven but slightly surprising that photographs are not allowed as this is not a public place but private. There are security to enforce the photo ban - very politely it has to be said when they stopped me.

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Glen Cove, New York
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26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This beautiful and tiny vest-pocket park on East 51st St was built in 1971 by Abby Rockefeller Mauzé to provide "some moments of serenity in this busy world". Since the park is only 60'x120' you could easily walk right by. If you glimpse in, you'll see and hear the 25' waterfall and think it's a mirage as I did. But... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wonderful little part featuring waterfall! Tranquil, beautiful place to sit and relax. It closes around 6PM though! There is a little snack bar if you are hungry.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Arguably the best park of its class in New York. If you look for tranquility, relaxation or even meditation in the very center of Manhattan, this is the place. Unbelievable! I could write much more about this place, but it is so personal that i prefer leave it like this. Try it yourself...go, enter, enjoy, feel, listen and so on...if... More 

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36 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We found this park right around the corner from our hotel, Doubletree. We ate our Ess a bagel bkfst here 2 mornings in a row. Beautiful waterfall, and very peaceful .People reading and relaxing here in the middle of the city. There are garbage cans but no bathroom.

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