New York City Sights

Carl Schurz Park

  • From 84th to 90th St., between East End Ave. and the East River Map It
  • Upper East Side
  • Park/Playground

Fodor's Review

Facing the East River, this park, named for a German immigrant who was a prominent newspaper editor in the 19th century, is so tranquil you'd never guess you're directly above the FDR Drive. Walk along the promenade, where you can take in views of the river and the Roosevelt Island Lighthouse across the way. To the north are Randall's and Wards Islands and the RFK Bridge (aka the Triborough Bridge)—as well as the more immediate sight of locals pushing strollers, riding bikes, or walking their dogs. If you use the 86th Street entrance, you'll find yourself near the grounds of a Federal-style wood-frame house that belies the grandeur of its name: Gracie Mansion.

Sight Information

Address:

From 84th to 90th St., between East End Ave. and the East River, New York, New York, 10028, USA

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Phone:

212-459–4455

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