New York City Sights

Columbus Park

  • Park/Playground

Fodor's Review

People-watching is the thing to do in this park. If you swing by in the morning, you'll see men and women practicing tai chi; the afternoons bring intense games of mahjong. In the mid-19th century the park was known as Five Points—the point where Mulberry Street, Anthony (now Worth) Street, Cross (now Park) Street, Orange (now Baxter) Street, and Little Water Street (no longer in existence) intersected—and was notoriously ruled by dangerous Irish gangs. In the 1880s a neighborhood-improvement campaign brought about the park's creation.

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