Nature & parks in New York City

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Nature & Parks in New York City

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  • tshetter
    Port Trevorton, PA2 contributions
    Beautiful park, home to the Zoo, numerous biking/running paths, just a wonderful oasis in a concrete jungle!
    Written 6 February 2023
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  • TravelSunrise22
    Bedford, MA14 contributions
    Enjoyed walking on the High Line viewing various art installations. Unique views of the city. Really enjoyed it.
    Written 4 February 2023
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  • TreeDeeTraveler
    Oakville, Canada16 contributions
    We always skate here in the winter but had not been to NYC during the shutdowns. On-line booking was simple and the whole process had been tuned up for the better since our last visit - once through the ticket check everything well organized and the ice in great shape (much easier to do but less iconic than Central Park skate...)
    Christmas market at Bryant is also one of the nicest to visit in our experience - but it's a bit crazy at peak times if you are not into that.
    Great stop in summer as well to mix in with the visit to the Library (must see interior).
    Written 6 February 2023
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  • Turtle5954
    Warrington, UK1,849 contributions
    Highly moving location, 20+ years on, it still evokes memories in everyone I am sure of those terrible events in 2001. It is a respectful memorial and is perfectly set.
    Written 5 February 2023
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,616 contributions
    Washington Square Park is about 10 acres in size. Dominated by the magnificent arch that is nicely lit up at night. Recommended.
    Written 26 January 2023
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  • Willem K
    961 contributions
    While staying in a hotel in Queens, I always run in the outer loop around the island as part of my run. Beautiful oasis in NYC. Recommended!
    Written 21 December 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,616 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 5 February 2022
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  • Mich Herondale
    64 contributions
    A very nice area within Central Park, it has very lovely vibe and it's a good spot to relax.
    And there's people singing along John Lennon/The Beatles songs.
    Written 25 January 2023
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  • Cyclingforester
    London, UK213 contributions
    a lovely, safe walk along the bank of The Hudson - I stopped off and visited Little Island which was really excellent with some great views, and All the members of staff were very friendly.
    Written 6 February 2023
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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 8 August 2022
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  • Justin W
    Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,954 contributions
    The gardens have a quiet elegance to them in the winter months when nothing is growing but still you can walk around and see all the bushes and statuary. The gardens are under renovation but in the winter months there is nothing to see on that side of the park.

    Still is it nice to walk around the shrubbery and see the mazes of the gardens. There are still people walking around admiring the lawns and trees and taking pictures.
    Written 16 January 2023
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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 28 August 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 30 September 2022
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  • Danimal2007
    Berkeley, CA415 contributions
    My local friends suggested we visit Little Island since it is pretty new and I had never heard of it. This public park suspended over water was beautiful and unique. Something out of Alice in Wonderland. It was also free to visit and was not too crowded when I was there. The start of the highline park built on an old elevated rail is across the street. Little Island is not that big and doesn't need a lot of time to check out. It is a cool free attraction in NYC!
    Written 28 January 2023
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  • Julia J
    Nashville, TN146 contributions
    Love Love Love!! Found this gem of a park in the city while on a walk from my hotel. The water feature was refreshing. You get the opportunity to sit and relax outside of the hustle and bustle. Highly recommend if you happen to be in the area. You ca bring a light lunch or read a book here with no problem.
    Written 21 January 2023
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