Columbus Park
Columbus Park
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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The area
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Neighborhood: Chinatown
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
How to get there
  • Canal St • 4 min walk
  • Canal St • 5 min walk
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Hsin-Yi W
Forest Hills, NY967 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
The Columbus Park is located in Chinatown with plenty of trees, benches and open space. However, It was kind of crowded and the maintenance wasn’t too good.

There was lots of trash and the smell was terrible. We tried to have our take out there since dining in was not allowed during COVID-19, but the environment was too gross to eat. We ended up having our lunch in the car.

It would be good to take a short walk but we won’t recommend to stay long there.
Written June 25, 2020
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Peter Andersen
Aars, Denmark449 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
Went here for my morning workout for a week.

The facilities are basic, but the atmosphere is just wonderful, People doing Kung Fu, bodyweight exercises, playing basket or training with swords.. you see it all here,

Plenty of good bars for a simple workout, and the park itself is beautiful
Written July 23, 2017
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James H
Arnold, MD984 contributions
Apr 2017
This chinatown park mimics many of the parks I’ve enjoyed in China. Old musicians playing old tunes as other old people fill the local park benches. Tables of women playing cards and laughing. Men gathered around intense games of Go and Cards. A few children but mostly older people catching up with their friends and neighbors. It is very Chinese but tucked into Manhattan just opposite the Criminal Courts buildings. It is well worth a stroll and a sit down to listen and watch.
Written April 17, 2017
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as4beatles
Oxnard, CA245 contributions
Apr 2015
This is a small park in Manhattan, NY that is in the center of iconic neighborhoods like Chinatown and Little Italy. It's also nearby City Hall.
Written February 10, 2016
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Love2ReviewThis
Parsippany, NJ182 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
If you are visiting Chinatown and wanted to sit for a while, enjoy(you dont have a choice) asian street performances or just stare at hundreds of small ticket gamblers, chinese checker players - then this is the place.

Nothing special about this place and nothing bad either..
Written September 8, 2015
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LWL3333
Wellington, FL18,100 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
We walked through this park in New York City's Chinatown, stopping periodically to watch the many mainly older Asian people talking, playing cards and just generally socializing on a warm Summer afternoon. I recommend it highly, especially if you live in a place where there are few Asians, just to see another part of the diversity that makes up this great city. You could think you were in Beijing, where we saw parks with the same gatherings of people all of which very much resembled Columbus Park. There are many very good and very authentic Asian restaurants nearby. Stop by Columbus Park if you are in Chinatown.
Written August 23, 2015
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oshylu
Mahabalipuram, India1,995 contributions
Oct 2014 • Solo
here people are enjoying sanyatsen's statue is here ALL ARE EQUAL UNDER THE HEAVEN.. some group are playing with musical instruments and gathering money from public.. so many play cards and related gambling games here .. so they used to take cigarettes cool drinks and snacks.. so the sign board is must.. NO LITTERING .. playing foot ball volley ball ... commonly sitting anywhere.. and eating especially parks are used for that purpose .. fountain..GARIBALDI statue ...are nice
Written October 4, 2014
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clewgurl16
Baltimore, MD142 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
I loved listening to all of the musicians and watching the locals play cards and other games. Lots of seating and shade. It really was the highlight of my visit to Chinatown.
Written July 9, 2014
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Rita M
Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States27 contributions
Jun 2014
We went to the park at 8 o'clock at night during the summer thought it was a nice place to sit and take a break. There were local people all around having picnics and playing checkers. The park was also infested with rats. This was my second trip to New York City and had never seen a rat before. There were so many running around I could not count. They were running around like squirrels with the locals paying them no attention.
Written June 27, 2014
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abuben
New York City, NY232 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
After my son finished his chess competition on Sunday afternoon, we went to Columbus Park. It is an enclave in two senses. First, most people there are ethnic Chinese. They tend to be old people who enjoy simple life. They sang in different Chinese dialects, played various musical instruments, chatted with one another, played poker and Chinese chess, practiced taichi, or just sat there. If you prefer to meditate, this is not your place. But if you want to enjoy others' enjoying themselves, this is a good site.

It is an enclave in that many play sports in a place surrounded by high buildings, including the city hall. By rural or suburban standard, the sport area is small. Given the exorbitant land price in Manhattan, it can be viewed as big. My son and I sat on a bench, watching a soccer game against the background of those impressive and stately buildings. The players were pretty skillful and hardworking. If you did not pay attention, a ball might come your way. A volleyball court and several basketball courts sit there side by side.

The contrast between old and young people on the one hand, between east and west on the other, is striking. What adds charm to this park is that there are many Chinese restaurants nearby. Some are high-end brand names, like “Old Restaurant,” while others are budget eateries, like "Delicious Beijing and Tianjin," which is across the street from the park. It will cost you little to enjoy tasty noodle and dumplings over there.
Written August 18, 2013
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