The Garden at St. Luke in the Fields is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

1. The Garden at St. Luke in the Fields

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Garden · West Village · 487 Hudson St (Grove St), New York, NY

@sloane@sloane: Impress your friends, a date or out of town guests with this gem. Note: closed on Sundays!

Washington Square Park is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

2. Washington Square Park

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Park · Greenwich Village · W 4th St (btwn MacDougal St & University Pl), New York, NY

@tdavidson@tdavidson: I once saw a woman chalk a note to the famous pigeon man on the ground where he always sits. The note said "Dear sir ... I think you're lovely."

Brooklyn Heights Promenade is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

3. Brooklyn Heights Promenade

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Park · Brooklyn Heights · Columbia Heights (btwn Remsen & Orange), Brooklyn, NY
Bryant Park is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

4. Bryant Park

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Park · Midtown Manhattan · E 42nd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY

@tdavidson@tdavidson: One of my favorite places to watch NYC walk by. Sit in one of the chairs on the grass, take your shoes off, and enjoy the yoga, the movies, or the boundless energy of the city, hiding in public.

High Line is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

5. High Line

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Park · Chelsea · btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave), New York, NY

@tdavidson@tdavidson: The High Line is a place to walk, to people watch, to watch the sunset perched above the streets, but at the right times (and at the right benches), it can be a great place to sit and think.

Central Park is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

6. Central Park

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Park · Central Park · 59th St to 110th St (5th Ave to Central Park West), New York, NY

@tdavidson@tdavidson: Tons of friction of lives in motion, but plenty of space to find your own spot to read and think.

Hudson River Park is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

7. Hudson River Park

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Park · West Village · West Side Hwy (btwn Battery Pl and 59th St), New York, NY
6BC Botanical Community Garden is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

8. 6BC Botanical Community Garden

Garden · Alphabet City · 601 E 6th St. (at Ave. B), New York, NY

@tdavidson@tdavidson: Small and hidden, but when it's open and you can find a space, great place to savour the gardens and think.

Creative Little Garden is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

9. Creative Little Garden

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Garden · Alphabet City · 530 E 6th St. (btwn Avenue A & B), New York, NY
Elevated Acre is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

10. Elevated Acre

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Plaza · Financial District · 55 Water St, New York, NY