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Marcus Garvey Park

  • Madison Ave., between E. 120th and E. 124th Sts. Map It
  • Harlem
  • Park/Playground

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

At the center of this historic, tree-filled public square, atop a 70-foot-high outcrop of Manhattan schist (the same bedrock that anchors our skyscrapers) stands a 47-foot cast-iron watchtower (Julius Kroehl, 1865), the last remnant of a citywide network used to spot and report fires in pre-telephone days. Around it, an Acropolis provides great views of Manhattan and the handsome neoclassical row houses of Mount Morris Park Historic District, which extends west from the park. In summer, check out musical and stage performances at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater and the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival (last weekend of August).

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Madison Ave., between E. 120th and E. 124th Sts., New York, New York, 10027, USA

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Published 01/10/2017


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