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Greenacre Pocket Park

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Address: 51st Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, New York City, NY
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Lovely place!

We came especially to sit and eat lunch in this secret nice park. It's small but was worth the walk. We took some lunch from another great place (Paris Baguette) and just sat and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 4, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We came especially to sit and eat lunch in this secret nice park. It's small but was worth the walk. We took some lunch from another great place (Paris Baguette) and just sat and enjoyed the waterfall sound.

Thank IrisIsrael
Freezing Snowy North of England!
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I'd read about this little garden online and we decided to try it for al fresco breakfast one morning. It's tucked away between tall buildings and is a perfect spot of quiet green in the chaos of midtown. The small snack bar furnished us with extremely tasty smoothies and basics like bagels/pastries whilst we sat, soaked up the atmosphere and... More 

Thank vickilewis626
Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

A beautiful waterfall, shady trees, and bistro tables & chairs all offer a perfect, slightly breezy space for a NYC break. Perfect for meditation, chatting with friends, bag lunches, and work breaks. We visited after riding bikes in Central Park and taking out Italian sandwiches from Antico Noe. Memorable. At our arrival, we noticed all the tables were taken, but... More 

Thank Jane S
Galliate, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

This little Park on E 51st Street is a fresh escape from the craziness of Manhattan. It is a private park and it is not allowed to take pictures, so you have to be very sneaky to take a picture or the security guard will stop you. The waterfall is loud enough to cover the street noise but very pleasant... More 

Thank marina s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Greenacre Pocket Park is a beautiful oasis in NYC! It features trees and areas to sit and relax, plus a magnificent waterfall that is so calming in the midst of the hustle bustle of the city. There is a small shop called FoodBella that offers breakfast and lunch items, as well as smoothies and ice-cream. Amazing! A must see when... More 

Thank landv09
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

Overwhelmed by the gigantic skyscrapers, traffic jams everywhere, take a little break if you are around 51st St on the east side and relax, RELAX. A lovely little park area with an amazing waterfall. Lots of tables and shade from the trees. Even a little food shop. A very nice break.

Thank Dave C
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

What a lovely little park. Perfect for a sit-down with a drink or snack from the food stand. The waterfall was beautiful and so relaxing to sit and watch. It's an amazing little place considering it's right in the middle of so many buildings. You really do feel as if you're miles away from the city.

Thank Bryony V
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

This gorgeous oasis is a must see in Manhattan. I stumbled upon it when walking around looking for great little green spaces on the East side. This one is absolutely the best. The fountain is beautiful and the water pressure changes on a cycle so you really must sit and watch the whole cycle. Not to mention, that just taking... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2015

Tired of walking the streets of Manhattan? Look for this tiny secluded "park". It's a little patch of green. Look carefully or you'll miss it. Seat for a while, get a bite and enjoy the surprise.

Thank Marianela_56
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

This tiny "pocket park" occupies the footprint of what would be a small building. Nestled between skyscrapers it was a serene oasis with a beautiful waterfall fountain and a small kiosk for coffees and sodas.

Thank marcrose

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