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Carl Schurz Park

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Address: E. 84th to E. 90th St. between East End Ave. and East River, New York, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 12124594455
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A Hidden Gem of a Park in NYC

Carl Schurz Park doesn't have the most appealing name, but the park itself is a pastoral oasis in a congested city. The park is situated in hospitable Yorkville on the upper East... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
John D
Parlin, New Jersey

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Parlin, New Jersey
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Carl Schurz Park doesn't have the most appealing name, but the park itself is a pastoral oasis in a congested city. The park is situated in hospitable Yorkville on the upper East Side. It has a lovely embankment with wonderful views of Roosevelt Island and the treacherous spot for ships known as Hell Gate at the confluence of three rivers.... More 

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Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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130 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Cool little park to break up the monotony of the concrete jungle. If you hit this park at the right time in the morning you are bound to enjoy killer sunrises and catch a lot of picture. Not a place I would go out my way to see but worth a stop by if you are in the area and,... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Very pretty park, with flowers,a lawn for sunbathing and a walkway along the East River. Even though Gracie Mansion is surrounded by scaffolding now, the park is worth a visit anyway.

Thank SusanNYC_12
Bronx, New York
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129 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great park along the east river beginning at 84th street. Lots of people jogging and walking dogs. Lovely views of the east river, especially at sunrise. Lovely scenery and gardens, which are maintained by the volunteers of the community which is great. Lovely park for the children at 84th street with play stations and swings. When I visited, the sprinklers... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A summer afternoon at the Carl Schurz Park, with hills and trails, is worth the visit. Bring your small dog to play in the Small Dog Play Area along the quiet East River. Have a seat on the bench and watch your dog play and the activities on the river, or bring your large dog to play in the Large... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

What I love about this park: 1. No tourists - it's in a local area 2. It's small and won't take up much of your time 3. There are nice hidden things in the park like a statue of peter pan surrounded by a sunken area you can sit by the statue at where you have to get under a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Wandered here unplanned as I had an hour before an appointment nearby on a weekday afternoon. It was a nice little surprise. The park has a very local neighbourhood feel to it, perhaps because it is a bit out of the way from other tourist attraction. It is quite a pleasant respite from the crazy NYC. The wide river-side promenade... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The park that surrounds Gracie Mansion, the Mayor of New York's residence, is a nice surprise on a warm spring day. The treat for me was a wide promenade along the East River as well as well-kept gardens. it's not a big park but lots of people of all ages were using it. if you live on the Upper East... More 

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New York City, New York
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Running dog, children, bikes, strollers and walkers have their place in this small but superbly maintained park that surrounds Mansion House, the official residence of the Mayor of New York. At the cherry blossom season, it is simply gorgeous with a variety of colors and shapes. the walk on the river is spectacular. A discreet but meaningful upper East side... More 

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Nanyang, China
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Visit Carl Schurz Park and you'll get a feel for how real New Yorkers spend a lazy Sunday. You can walk on the promenade and get a beautiful view of the East River, get a quick look at Gracie Mansion, the Mayor's official residence, or bring a book and sit on a bench as the boats sail by. But no... More 

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