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  • 1. Fort Greene Park

    Fort Greene | Building/Architectural Site

    With 30 acres of green hills, Brooklyn's oldest park is the unofficial nucleus of the neighborhood. It served as a military fort during the...Read More

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  • Governors Island

    2. Governors Island

    Financial District | Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Open seasonally to the public and accessible via a short, free ferry ride, Governors Island is essentially a big, charming park that looks like...Read More

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  • 3. Herbert Von King Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This 7.8-acre park is one of Brooklyn's oldest idylls—a leafy expanse with a playground, baseball field, dog run, and an amphitheater that serves...Read More

  • 4. Hudson River Park

    TriBeCa | Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The quiet green spaces of New York City are treasured by locals, and one of the best is Hudson River Park, a 5-mile path from Battery Place...Read More

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  • Prospect Park

    5. Prospect Park

    Prospect Park | Zoo/Aquarium

    Brooklyn residents are passionate about Prospect Park, and with good reason: lush green spaces, gently curved walkways, summer concerts, vivid...Read More

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  • 6. Prospect Park Lake

    Prospect Park | Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Every corner of Prospect Park ( see Chapter 8 ) is worth exploring, but the part closest to Windsor Terrace includes this lovely man-made lake...Read More

  • 7. Battery Park

    Financial District | Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Jutting out at the southernmost point of Manhattan, tree-filled Battery Park is a respite from the narrow, winding, and buzzing streets of the...Read More

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  • Roosevelt Island

    8. Roosevelt Island

    Upper East Side | Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The 2-mile-long East River slice of land that parallels Manhattan from 48th to 85th Streets is now a quasi-suburb of more than 14,000 people...Read More

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