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Columbus Park

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Published 09/11/2016

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 mah-jongg. 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. More recently, the park was spruced up by a major capital renovation.

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New York, New York, USA

Published 09/11/2016


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