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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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Beautiful Lunchtime picnic spot

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jane S
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Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
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Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Galliate, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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.

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Frankfurt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Lovely park for lunch - a little haven but slightly surprising that photographs are not allowed as this is not a public place but private. There are security to enforce the photo ban - very politely it has to be said when they stopped me.

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Glen Cove, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This beautiful and tiny vest-pocket park on East 51st St was built in 1971 by Abby Rockefeller Mauzé to provide "some moments of serenity in this busy world". Since the park is only 60'x120' you could easily walk right by. If you glimpse in, you'll see and hear the 25' waterfall and think it's a mirage as I did. But... More 

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