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Bowling Green

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Address: Broadway & Whitehall Street, New York City, NY 10004
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Colonial gentlemen used to "bowl" here, at New York City's oldest...

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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It is a different kind of monuments. Worths your visit but you have to know that if you want a photo, the line is big.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 2, 2017
Panagiotis K
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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some say that touching the bull brings financial prosperity, it doesn't matter if it's true. It's a nice picture in the financial district to take home!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

It is a different kind of monuments. Worths your visit but you have to know that if you want a photo, the line is big.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

My wife and I walked around this small historic park near the southern tip of Manhattan and combined a visit there with the Native American Museum and the old Customs House. Back in the 1600's when the Dutch owned New York City, and continuing through the British ownership, this park actually was used for lawn bowling.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The park is small and unremarkable at first glance and unsuspecting visitors may not be aware of its historic significance until they read about it, particularly its designation as the oldest park in the city and how it became a symbol of US independence from Britain after the existing statue of the British monarch was toppled. Hard to believe, too,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

So full of revolutionary history that i won't bother you with. just take a short visit as part of your downtown experience. i'm often down here, most recently in August for sightseeing purposes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Take a break and see the fountain surrounded by flowers. We went there and sat on the benches to rest a little. I could stop seeing the fountain, really cool. The park is small and very nice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This place has lot of historical events attached to it. There is a Charging Bull monument right outside Bowling Green on One Side and American Indian History Museum on the other side !! Broadway Starts right here which in itself is known as the canyon of those who created History. Wall Street is just around the Corner and Trinity Church... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Bowling Green, for a visitor, is the area between Battery Park and Wall Street/World Trade Center. It's home to some fantastic architecture, mostly of the Beaux-Arts variety, and the famous Charging Bull.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

I had a chance to visit Bowling Green Park during the day in nice weather. Area is very clean, and it's a really vibrant garden; swathe of green grass; and fountain. Not a huge place, but nicely landscaped, despite the presence of the bull statue, and very historical (it once housed an equestrian statue of George III that citizens tore... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Lovely little park just on Broadway, lovely fountain and colourful,flowers and some peace and tranquility before the madness and chaos of lower Manhattan and Broadway

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