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Bowling Green

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Address: Broadway & Whitehall Street, New York City, NY 10004
Phone Number: 2123608143

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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Interesting downtown attraction

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 5, 2016
Astoria, New York
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Astoria, New York
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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Athens, Georgia
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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

Beautiful fountain right behind the famous Charging Bull. It was very nice to sit down and just look at all the beautiful flowers and relax.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

Bowling green is small part of New York City. It is famous to see Charging Bull which is at the start of Wall Street. Apart from that overall ok area to talk morning or evening walk.

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Irun, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Bowling Green seems to be the park behind the Charging Bull. A small spot you won't take care about... And you will miss one of the historic and emblematic spaces in the city! It was there before the Bull; it was chosen as the beginning of the world's most famous avenue (Broadway). More than 3 centuries have seen the grass... More 

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Milford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

We went to see the famous Bowling Green Bull and were surprised there was a gate next to his midsection and a significant line. He looks well maintained; it's been 8 years since our last visit. Don't plan on a great photo op because of the gates.

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