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Bowling Green

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Address: Broadway & Whitehall Street, New York City, NY 10004
Phone Number: 2123608143
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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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Just Beautiful...!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Athens, Georgia
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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

I wouldn’t necessarily go out of my way or make a special trip to Bowling Green. It is a decent park though especially if you’ve been walking around and visiting attractions in New York City. It is quite unbelievable how much walking one does when you visit New York so naturally you look for decent resting spots. Bowling Green is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

This was the 1st stop on our trip. You have to wait in line to take a picture but worth it. Who doesn't want a pic w/this massive beast!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Bowling Green is a tiny patch of green space in Lower Manhattan situated just south of the famous and popular Charging Bull statue. There is not much to see at the park but it does have significant heritage and historical value to the city. It is believed that this is the location where the Native Americans sold Manhattan to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A must do line and up and be photographed with certain part of the bulls anatomy. Walk into Bowling green Park and enjoy the cool, the nearby markets and the proximity of the subway

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