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We're celebrating the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs. Take a look!
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Great Lakes Ct. (Dwight Eisenhower Promenade), New York, NY

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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 Terrace On The Park, World's Fair Marina, Triassic Playground, Time Capsule II Marker
5 places including Bryant Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Wollman Ice Skating Rink, McCarren Rink
21 places including Orchard Beach, Alice Austen House, Clove Lakes Park, Francis Lewis Park
16 places including Alley Pond Park, Inwood Hill Park, Fort Tryon Park, Central Park

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137 places including PS 83, Louis Armstrong Recreation Center/ELMCOR, Stuyvesant High School, Queens High School of Teaching, Liberal Arts and Sciences
13 places including Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1, Rumsey Playfield, Rockaway Beach, Latourette Golf Course
48 places including NYC Public Wifi Hotspot (Payphone Kiosk), Thomas Jefferson Park, Astoria Park, NYC Public Wifi Hotspot (Payphone Kiosk)
21 places including Water-On-the-Go at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Water-On-the-Go at Grand Street, Water-On-the-Go at Jackson Heights, Water-On-the-Go at Forrest Hills
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