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Carl Schurz Park

E. 84th to E. 90th St. between East End Ave. and East River, New York, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Hebron, lsrael
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Carl Schurz Park is not very well known by tourists, but it is a beautiful spot overlooking the East River in the Upper East Side - itself an interesting neighborhood to explore. The mayor himself obviously likes it - Gracie Mansion, his official residence, is within the park (the late 18th-century house is open to visitors with prior appointment). Apart... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

My husband proposed to me here because we love it so much. You get a little bit of everything here. It's by the water, has plenty of grass to picnic in, it's well maintained and the kids certainly seem to love their playgrounds. Theres always families running around. In good weather, we are always at the dog park with our... More

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Nyack, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

As part of Mayor Bloombergs initiatives to improve the city's green spaces, it should be of no surprise that Carl Schurz Park (next to the Mayor's residence, Gracie Mansion), is an amazing place to relax on a sunny day. Integrated into the greenway that circles Manhattan, Carl Schurz Park is an amazing hidden treasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Among the major park attractions in Manhattan stands little Carl Schurz Park on East End Avenue and 84th Street, boasts the official residence of the Mayor of NY, lovely treed walk ways and stunning river views, quiet oasis amidst noise and activity of Manhattan

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

While it's several block's walk from the subway at Lexington and 86th, this is worth the trek, especially on a sunny day (but retun on 87th to add more interest). We couldn't believe how quiet the park was, sitting there for decades on the edge of the East River and greeting us as we approached on 86th with two, grand,... More

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New York City, New York
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful park at the banks of the East River...with the Mayor's bungalow in the premises! It's a really pretty park - popular with residents from the neighborhood - either for a run with their dogs, a child in the stroller or simply to chat at the benches overlooking the East River. Come evening and you will see children playing basketball... More

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Bloomfield Hills
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Nice dog run. Pleasant to walk along the river. Nice playground for our granddaughter.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

I wouldn't venture up here if you are a tourist that just wants to see the well touristed sites. If you enjoy getting amongst the locals, seeing where they live and how they relax, this is a nice place to do that. Carl Schurz Park is along the East River, right at the very end of 86th Street. The promenade... More

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012 via mobile

Nice, quiet park next to the East river with a great view across to Queens, used mainly by locals for walking, jogging, exercising the dog. Apparently the house near the entrance is where the mayor of NYC always lived, though I don't think recent mayors have used it as their home. There's not much else in this residential area, but... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2009

While I was here in 2004 this was one of my favorite spots near where I was staying. I bought a cup of coffee and sat on a bench or walked the paved path along the East River every morning I was there. Unlike Central Park, there really nothing going on in Carl Schurze Park except people taking walks, walking... More

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