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Madison Square ParkNew York, NY • January 27, 2012

Enjoy world-class outdoor art in this historic park right in the heart of Manhattan.

Boat Basin CaféNew York, NY • May 21, 2010

Cool off with the breeze of the Hudson River – and take in the stunning view – with traditional pub fare and drinks during happy hour on weekdays from 4pm to 7pm.

Brooklyn Bridge ParkBrooklyn, NY • January 27, 2012

Watch the sun set over Manhattan as the East River glistens before you.

Battery ParkNew York, NY • January 27, 2012

Take in unparalleled views as seagulls fly, the waves lap, and the sun sets over Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.

Adam Yauch ParkBrooklyn, NY • June 11, 2013

This playground isn't just named for Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, it's the place he played as a child. Sorry, no brass monkeys, but you should look out for the bear sculptures! Read more


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NYC Parks’s Lists

29 places including Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatic Center & World Ice Arena, Freedom of the Human Spirit Statue, Jurassic Playground At Flushing Meadow Park, Free Form Sculpture
5 places including Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Wollman Ice Skating Rink, Central Park, McCarren Rink
21 places including Wave Hill, Orchard Beach, Fort Totten Park, Clove Lakes Park
16 places including Cunningham Park, Fort Greene Park, Van Cortlandt Park, Inwood Hill Park

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Lists NYC Parks Has Saved

137 places including Foley Square, Hamilton Avenue Bridge, Manhattan Detention Complex, P.S 244
13 places including Fort Greene Park, Rockaway Beach, South Beach, Latourette Golf Course
48 places including Devoe Park, Joyce Kilmer Park, South Beach Boardwalk, NYC Public Wifi Hotspot (Payphone Kiosk)
21 places including Water-On-the-Go at City Hall Park, Water-On-the-Go at Staten Island Borough Hall, Water-On-the-Go at Astoria Park, Water-On-the-Go at Queens Borough Hall
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