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The Jefferson Market Garden

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Address: 70A Greenwich Ave, New York City, NY 10011-8300
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A TERRIFIC GARDEN RESPITE IN THE VILLAGE

For those travelers who like to slow down and smell the flowers! This is the spoor of what once was the Manhattan Women's House of Detention in Manhattan. Mae West, Angela Davis... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

For those travelers who like to slow down and smell the flowers! This is the spoor of what once was the Manhattan Women's House of Detention in Manhattan. Mae West, Angela Davis, Grace Paley and hundreds of other "criminal" women were booked in the court house (now the Jefferson Market Library) next door. Now is is a BEAUTIFUL community garden.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The original Jefferson Market was leveled in 1873 to make way for the Courthouse designed by Calvert Vaux, one of Central Park’s master planners, and Frederick Clarke Withers. In 1885, a panel of architects voted it the fifth most beautiful building in America. In 1931, the Women’s House of Detention was built; its eleven stories towered over the courthouse, casting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

welcome respite in the west village - this is a sweet garden with a lily pond. Looks like it is getting loving care for it to be so pretty

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Right in the middle of one of the busiest neighborhoods is this wonderful, beautifully landscaped garden. It isn't very large, but has been designed to delight all four senses. There are benches, perhaps not enough. Hours of operation are a bit odd. When I've passed here on nice days it is sometimes closed. But I imagine that's because it is... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

BEWARE erratic closing times. I'm a photographer, and on two successive Sundays I wanted to capture the 'magic hour' light in the garden, typically 6-7 pm. Tho the posted sign states that the garden is open until dusk, on both occasions the staff left at 6 pm, giving varying reasons. Total disappointment and a waste of time getting there only... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

My partner and I were married in the Jefferson Market Garden on May 3, 2014 and there couldn't have been a more beautiful spot in the city. The tulips were in full bloom and were breathtaking. It is a the perfect spot for a small intimate event. Perfect weekend!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

The Jefferson Market Garden is a little garden, located in front of the Jefferson Market Library, a must-see building (see that review), at 10th Street & Greenwich Avenue. Unfortunately it doesn't even stick to the limited posted opening hours, so peeping through the fence, a la Gramercy Park, will often have to suffice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

The garden is so well kept it is almost manicured, but it allows for a respite in a busy city. There are benches tucked off the main path for relaxing. Weekends usually feature music or crafts for sale. On the occasion I visited, it was devoted to hand made pottery by a local artist, for fund raising to maintain the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

This is a teeny tiny garden, i decided to come take a gander after the wedding scene from Sex and the City was set here. It is a really beautiful space, i recommend going and taking a few pretty pics!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

A little oasis in Greenwich Village, these lush gardens are a popular spot for wedding ceremonies and also for film and tv. A wedding scene from the TV show Sex and the City took place here which made the Garden even more fame. It is open to the public at the weekends and some afternoons.

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