Parks of New York

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Central Park is one of the most recognizable places in New York: with its tree-lined paths, gardens and romantic terraces it is the undisputed star of many novels and films set in the Big Apple. But it's not the only park in New York that is worth knowing… here are all the other parks in New York that are worth a visit.

Central Park what to see: how to visit the "park of the people" in New York

Bernardo Pacini

We are in the heart of Manhattan. Or maybe we should say in the lungs of Manhattan. Yes, because Central Park, with its 341 green hectares and its length of 2,6 miles, has been one of the symbols of New York since the second half of the nineteenth century, when it was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux: a destination for anyone want to take a break from the rhythms of hell ...



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Central Park Tours: How to Choose the Best Guided Tours

Bernardo Pacini

Central Park is a real oasis for New Yorkers, a precious place to breathe some fresh air and, after a day of work (or tourism!), Lie down on a lawn to rest your limbs, forgetting the urgent work and the estranging verticalism of skyscrapers. Some time ago, we published an article on what to see ...

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Battery Park in New York: how to visit the park in Lower Manhattan

Marianna Licia and Paolo

We are in New York ready to explore, with comfortable and tested shoes, the ten hectares of Battery Park. Starting the visit of the “Big Apple” from this point is a bit like retracing the history from the time when the first immigrants landed with a load of misery left behind, a lot of uncertainty but also a lot of hope. Yes, because Battery ...



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High Line New York: recommended route for an unforgettable walk

Chiara Musco

You know those beautiful elevated railways that are so much a suburb of a big city, or the perfect setting for superhero interventions? (Like when in 2's Spider Man 2004 Peter Parker stops the speeding convoy with cobwebs… or like when Batman confronts Liam Neeson on the Gotham City elevated train in Batman Begins). Well, imagine one of these tracks ...

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Washington Square Park: among street performers and chess players in the heart of Greenwich Village

Flora Lufrano

When we think of New York, the first things that come to mind are certainly its skyscrapers, which form one of the most photographed skylines in the world, its museums that attract millions of art lovers every year and perhaps, perhaps only thanks to Central Park, ultimately a person might think about his parks. Despite this, the areas ...

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Coney Island: a merry-go-round ride in New York's historic amusement park

Flora Lufrano

The wide and long sandy beach, the wooden promenade where you can stroll at sunset, the amusement park rides, little shops and kiosks, people eating hot dogs, a retro and relaxed atmosphere… are we still in New York? Incredibly, the answer is yes. We are in fact in Coney Island south of Brooklyn, only 50 minutes from Manhattan, yet another ...


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Governors Island: the island of Manhattan with a breathtaking view of the skyline

Flora Lufrano

Governors Island is not only one of the best places to admire the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty, it is also a place to enjoy a relaxing day, perhaps by bicycle or walking along the long cycle paths away from the chaos of the city: a small haven of peace just five minutes from Manhattan. With ...


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Bryant Park: Manhattan's town square

Flora Lufrano

Bryant Park is one of the most famous parks in New York and is also one of the most loved by tourists and New Yorkers. Smaller than Central Park and Battery Park, this green oasis, thanks to its central location, is known as Manhattan's Town Square. And like any main square that you ...

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden: a relaxing walk among plants from all over the world

Flora Lufrano

A Japanese garden, one dedicated to the flowers and plants named by Shakespeare in his sonnets, a space where children can plant vegetables or flowers, an area where people are encouraged to touch and smell the many fragrant plants present, large spaces where stroll in the green. With over 900.000 visitors a year, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is undoubtedly a destination ...


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Little Island New York: Manhattan's new green island suspended over the Hudson River

Flora Lufrano

In New York art, architecture and nature combine in a mix with surprising results, and Little Island is a perfect example of this. This reminds us of how man is able to devise real architectural miracles in perfect harmony with the environment and give them to us visitors who cannot help but fall in love with them. What is Little Island? ...


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Flushing Meadows Park: the US Open Tennis Park in New York

Flora Lufrano

If you have already visited the most important and famous attractions of New York and are looking for something less touristy, or if you simply love parks and being outdoors in the midst of greenery, definitely do not miss a visit to Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. What is Flushing Meadows Park? Flushing Meadows Corona Park is one ...

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Bronx Zoo: New York's largest zoological park

Flora Lufrano

One of the largest and oldest zoos in the United States is located in the Bronx in New York. In this place you will have the opportunity to admire animals from all over the world and discover the various environmental protection programs in which the zoo actively participates. Bronx Zoo: general information The Bronx Zoo was built in 1899 and today covers…

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