Scenic Walking Areas in New York City

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Scenic Walking Areas in New York City

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  • Carol G
    11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The park grounds are relatively well-kept. There are a lot of trails for pedestrians and cyclists. Watch out for the muddy sections on rainy days. Take along a water bottle to keep hydrated.
    Written 17 May 2024
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  • Graham
    Wishaw, UK204 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant half hour walk elevated among the buildings of new York with trees and plants along the way making it an oasis among the busy new York streets.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Robsemon
    The Woodlands, TX54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    New York City always amazes us. Broadway shows were top notch performances. The restaurants were excellent. We especially liked Senza Gluten by Jemiko and Mamacitas Mexican restaurant.
    Written 15 May 2024
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  • siglerk76
    Warren, OH275 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a wonderful spot to see NY from above. We were a family with four kids, and they all loved it! We had a cloudless day so the view was amazing. it is an open floor, so I am not sure how fun it is if it rains...
    I do feel that it was a bit pricey, though. it cost us as a family almost $350 which is not cheap for watching the view of Manhattan.
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,074 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the very wide north-south avenues in Manhattan, most famous for the Midtown skyscrapers that house big corporations. Some fancy restaurants for those on expense accounts. At the lower end you have the West Village.
    Written 24 June 2023
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  • The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
    Long Island, NY16,163 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seventh Ave is a safer avenue for a walk after dark. There are many tobacco and cannabis shops along the way. Less of a marijuana smell than Eighth Avenue. Plenty of quality eateries and discount pizza.
    Written 11 August 2023
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  • Doris B
    USA314 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went here with a friend and we walked half-way across the bridge. There are good views of the Harlem River but it is difficult to take pictures due to the tall chain-link fencing on each side. The pavement design changes mid-way across indicating the division like between Manhattan and The Bronx. It's a good place for a walk on a nice day.
    Written 4 May 2023
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  • Matt S
    Brighton, MI2,287 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A cool perspective on Central Park from this area. A very relaxing and peaceul spot. Not necessarily easy to get to, but pretty cool part of the park.
    Written 4 May 2023
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  • Cruiser65143159687
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We happened upon Shorakkopoch Rock as we were exploring the park, and wow, what a find. We enjoyed reading the history of the rock and it spurred a wonderful conversion and a fun dive into researching the area, this specific story and the subsequent result of what happened here. Highly recommend.
    Written 4 May 2024
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland29,768 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    General Worth Square is a nice square near to Madison Square. Nice memorial and it is a good place to take a photo. Recommended.
    Written 25 January 2023
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  • USCKaboom
    New York City, NY4,831 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not everyone knows but you can make your way from 51st to 57th through the buildings in midtown. It's a nice way to avoid some of the crazy tourist midtown traffic
    Written 5 October 2017
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland29,768 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not sure what all the fuss is about. Plenty of horse drawn carriages and usual New York stuff but nothing special about this plaza.
    Written 29 October 2019
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  • Monica S
    Cleveland, OH53,908 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small Square off 72nd Sq Subway (1, 2 and 3) lines. Nice spot to relax, eat lunch, breakfast, dimner or snack on a bench or wait for your subway or bus to arrive.
    Written 25 May 2021
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  • The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
    Long Island, NY16,163 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eighth Avenue is not glamorous. Your on the border of west midtown and Hell's Kitchen. There are seedy bars. drug dealers, motorcycle gangs, etc. It explains the extra large police presence.
    Written 11 August 2023
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