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  • 1. Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Brooklyn Heights | Park/Playground

    This sweeping feat of green urban renewal stretches from the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO to the Brooklyn Bridge and south all the way to Pier...Read More

  • Bryant Park

    2. Bryant Park

    Midtown West | Park/Playground

    This lovely green space spread out among landmarks and skyscrapers is one of Manhattan's most popular parks. Tall London plane trees line the...Read More

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  • Central Park

    3. Central Park

    Central Park | Park/Playground

    Central Park's creators had a simple goal: to design a place where city dwellers could go to forget the city. Even though New York eventually...Read More

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  • 4. Grand Ferry Park


    Hipsters, Hasidic Jews, and others hang out at this small waterfront park named for the ferry that for a century connected Williamsburg to Manhattan...Read More

  • 5. Jane's Carousel

    DUMBO | Park/Playground

    Equal parts architectural marvel and children's plaything, this beautifully restored 1922 carousel twirls within a glass-walled waterfront pavilion...Read More

  • 6. Louis Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier

    Red Hook | Park/Playground

    This small pier and park, named for a fallen firefighter, has awe-inspiring views of the Statue of Liberty and across the Hudson. You won't...Read More

  • Prospect Park

    7. 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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  • 8. Shore Park and Parkway


    This narrow park follows the Bay Ridge waterfront and has spectacular views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the ships in New York Harbor...Read More

  • 9. Sunset Park


    The neighborhood’s namesake park offers fabulous views of New York Harbor and the Lower Manhattan skyline from one of Brooklyn’s highest hills...Read More

  • The High Line

    10. The High Line

    Chelsea | Park/Playground

    Once a railroad track carrying freight trains, this elevated space has been transformed into one of the city’s top attractions—a 1½-mile landscaped...Read More

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    11. Washington Square Park

    Greenwich Village | Park/Playground

    NYU students, street musicians, skateboarders, chess players, and those just watching the grand opera of it all generate a maelstrom of activity...Read More

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  • 12. WNYC Transmitter Park

    Greenpoint | Park/Playground

    Greenpoint residents of all ages head to this waterfront park to soak up the sun and stunning views of the Midtown skyline. From the manicured...Read More

  • 13. Bowling Green

    Financial District | Park/Playground

    Perhaps most recognized as the home of Arturo Di Modica's 7,000-pound, bronze Charging Bull statue (1989), the small plaza that is Bowling...Read More

  • 14. Bush Terminal Park


    The opening of this park in 2014 marked a major milestone in the effort to reclaim Sunset Park's formerly industrial waterfront. Once part of...Read More

  • 15. Bushwick Inlet Park


    A $30 million investment turned a former parking lot into this lush green space adjacent to East River State Park. Part of a major revitalization...Read More

  • 16. Carl Schurz Park

    Upper East Side | Park/Playground

    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...Read More

  • 17. Central Park Conservancy

    Central Park | Park/Playground

    Five visitor centers—the Dairy (midpark at 65th Street), Belvedere Castle (mid-park at 79th Street), the Chess & Checkers House (midpark...Read More

  • 18. Christopher Park

    West Village | Park/Playground

    You might have to share a bench in this tiny park with George Segal's life-size sculptures of a lesbian couple: titled Gay Liberation, the...Read More

  • 19. Columbus Park

    Chinatown | Park/Playground

    People-watching is the thing to do in this park. Head toward the Bayard Street section, and if you swing by in the morning, you'll see men and...Read More

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  • 20. Domino Park

    Williamsburg | Park/Playground

    Brooklynites may still be mourning the demise of the Domino Sugar Factory, but the developers have made good on at least one of their promises...Read More

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