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“A Park in a District With A Lot To See”

City Hall Park Visitor Information Center
Ranked #164 of 1,122 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: The downtown location for purchasing deeply discounted theater tickets. Open 7 days a week.
Reviewed February 1, 2014

The City Hall Park is a pleasant park outside the New York City Hall, east of the Woolworth Building (see that review). The City Hall itself (1812) is a forbidden landmark, not open to visitors regardless of what any guidebook says. Immediately to the north is the former Tweed Courthouse (1872), & across Centre Street is the tall Municipal Building, in whose ground floor is a useless "official" souvenir store. Just to the north of this is Foley Square, with the monumental buildings of the Thurgood Marshall US Courthouse (1936) & the New York State Supreme Court (formerly New York County Courthouse; 1927); just to the west is the African Burial Ground National Monument.

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

This is a lovely park, a great rest stop downtown.
Close to many civil buildings and historical ones too; I enjoy sitting looking at the Woolworth building.
Also a good stop if you have just completed a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge or spent time in the Financial District.
The fountain is lovely and the gas lit lamps give the park a past times feel.

There is often sculpture in the park, it was a bit off the wall when I was there in the summer.

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

the local NYC Council members eat lunch here sometimes in the summer. you are just a few steps from the Mayors office. Alot of ticker tape parades end here after marching up Broadway also known as Canyon of Heroes

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

It is good when is close go to City hall shop for more information. Also in front of Smitsonian Museum of American Indian not very far from them is almost always official information guy.

Thank Adam B
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

My purpose was a statue of Nathan Hale.
A soldier of the American Revolution who was considered as a spy during the intelligence-gathering mission.
Then captured by the British.
He is probably best remembered for his purported last words before being hanged: "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
Only 21 years old, wow!
Unfortunately I Couldn't go in the front of his statue due to City Hall rehabilitation plan at that time.

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