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Prospect Park: Brooklyn’s Green Oasis

Long Meadow, Prospect Park, NYC

Prospect Park is a stunning 585-acre green retreat in the heart of Brooklyn. Bordered by the diverse neighborhoods of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Windsor Terrace, and East Flatbush, the park attracts over ten million visits a year.  Park-goers enjoy running, hiking, skating, team sports, picnics, fishing, barbeques, birding, sledding, and horse back riding.  […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park

NYC has a magnificent new play ground – Brooklyn Bridge Park!  Brooklyn’s derelict waterfront has been transformed into parkland stretching over a mile along the East River shoreline.  The park features lawns, playgrounds, promenades, sporting fields, beaches, and picnic facilities with spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan skyline, New York harbor, and the Statue […]

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The Best Ice Skating in New York (Updated 2014)

Wollman Rink, Central Park, NYC

Want to go ice skating in New York? You can! Every winter, pleasure-seeking New Yorkers and visitors strap on skates and join the fun at New York’s many skating rinks. Ice skating in New York is a tradition that goes back to the 17th century, when locals would skate on Collect Pond (which would have […]

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The High Line: New York’s Park in the Sky

Highline Sundeck

Ah, the High Line. It’s on the tip of everyone’s tongues—and might just be the coolest park in New York. In a few short years, the High Line, located in Chelsea, has become one of the world’s most celebrated parks. Formerly a decrepit elevated rail line, the area’s been transformed into a green space, complete with gardens, […]

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The Lowline: New York’s Underground Park

Nicknamed the “Lowline,” New York’s underground park will be one of the most fascinating parks in the city. When it’s finished, that is. The idea is a great one. After all, Manhattan is the most densely-populated county in the nation, so space is a limited commodity. In the past, New Yorkers have built upward. But two […]

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What To Do in Central Park: A Walking Tour

Central Park New York

Central Park isn’t just Manhattan’s largest park—it’s also full of things to do! Two and a half miles long and a half-mile wide, covering 843 acres, Central Park features great open meadows, woodlands, formal gardens, ball fields, a grand promenade, a lake, a large reservoir, and numerous ponds and creeks. It also contains historic buildings, bridges, […]

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The History of Bryant Park and Why You Should Visit It Today

New York City’s Bryant Park is an island of tranquility in bustling midtown Manhattan. On warm days, professionals pour out of neighboring office towers and flock to the large green to relax, eat lunch, and soak up some sun. With its beautifully-manicured grounds, designed in the French Classical tradition, Bryant Park also makes a beautiful setting […]

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