Nature & parks in New York City

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Nature & Parks in New York City

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  • Susan W
    44 contributions
    What a special gift to have Central Park! This beautiful gem is simply wonderful to just stroll around and admire. Wish we had more time to enjoy more of it.
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • davetheguide
    Tel Aviv, Israel5,548 contributions
    We walked the entirety of the High Line from its southernmost starting point all the way to Hudson Yards. We descended once along the way to check out Chelsea Market. This was a highly recommended walk with interesting views of the Hudson River and nearby areas of Manhattan's West Side.
    Written December 3, 2022
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  • louboone
    Raleigh, NC24 contributions
    We found several unique buys from the vendors such as jewerly, artwork.
    There was a wide variety of food and unique items to purchase. It’s compact and easy to navigate. Several people were skating in the rink which was nice.. We would recommend it.
    Written December 3, 2022
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  • Witzend48
    Warrington, UK45 contributions
    Beautifully designed, so clean and well kept, the waterfalls generate small rainbows which is really moving. Visit with respect and honour those who died in this terrible tragedy
    Written October 24, 2022
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  • Josh D
    Mamaroneck, NY388 contributions
    There was once a time a few months ago when I wanted to minor in botany because I enjoy plants more than I enjoy people!! I am not trying to insult you but plants are very cool!! I went here a few weeks ago and I was thinking I would run into Abraham Lincoln or Winston Churchill!! I then realized it’s called Washington square park and that it would not make very much sense!! I believe parks are very good places to do anything!! This is a regular park with a bunch of trees and people selling things!! I do not have a ton to say about it besides from it is a regular park!! Y’all should go here!!
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • Skye B.
    United States97 contributions
    I saw a picture of "The Girl Puzzle Monument honoring Nellie Bly" and wanted to see it up close. This is one of the best art installations that I've ever seen. The work is beautiful but is also in a gorgeous location. It's located in the Lighthouse Park on Roosevelt Island. The installation's backdrop of the skyline and the East River adds to the beautification of the art. Will definitely visit again.
    Written November 6, 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,472 contributions
    Strawberry Fields in in Central Park and close to where John Len on lived and was killed. Nice memorial and great location.
    Written October 20, 2022
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  • David J
    Wellington, UK472 contributions
    What a lovely part of the city. Well worth the 20 minute walk to the river from our apartment.
    My sons and I had a picturesque and tranquil walk along the Hudson on our way from the Flatiron district to the One World Trade Centre. A bit of a detour, but a lovely experience.
    Written August 24, 2022
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  • Tom J
    London, UK1,437 contributions
    Lovely small garden in the upper section of central park. Theres some nice steps you can walk up and over with a view of the fountain which is situated in the middle of the garden and they have restrooms you can use which are relatively well looked after for park toilets. The garden is very well kept and looked after, they were gardening whilst we were there.
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,472 contributions
    With some may high rise buildings is nice to get a break in the skyline which you find with union square. Lively area and recommended for a visit.
    Written February 5, 2022
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  • Dana Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA1,247 contributions
    Great NYC park that has something for everybody including dogs. Views of the Upper West Side and the water make this nyc park special and unique.
    Written August 28, 2022
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  • NE2020
    Ottawa, Canada11 contributions
    The zoo is small but a nice break from the hussle and bussle of the city.
    We paid the gate price and it was quite affordable and comparable to prices we found previously online.
    The animals looked in good health and their habitats were clean.
    Written August 8, 2022
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  • Adrienne S
    San Diego, CA4 contributions
    Beautiful park! Gentle asphalt paths. I went back for more of The Cloisters and the Fort Tryon gardens. Very doable as a senior with fragile knees.
    Written September 30, 2022
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  • Bethany H
    Annapolis, MD158 contributions
    Such a unique place on the Hudson. What a whimsical, wonderful place to walk through. Would love to come back and attend an event in the ampitheatre. Close to the High Line, Chelsea Market and the Whitney museum, this is a must see.
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • Ryan W
    Livingston, NJ3 contributions
    Battery park was great it was a beautiful day so we walked, around, lots of beautiful scenery, Took lots of pictures and decided to get on a ferry also.
    Written October 4, 2022
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