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City Hall Park

Park and Plaza · Downtown Manhattan
17 Park Row (btwn Broadway & Centre St.), New York, NY 10038, United States
Closed until 6:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 6:00 AM–1:00 AM
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    Tisa S.
    "Check out the black squirrels"(5 Tips)
    Michael F.
    "Pleasant oasis in downtown to relax and recharge"(4 Tips)
    Pace P.
    "... the latest editions of Sol Lewitt's work at..."(3 Tips)
    Loraine S.
    "Great place to meet friendly squirrels, they love grapes."(2 Tips)
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  • black squirrels
  • sol lewitt
  • oasis
  • free Wifi
  • scenic views
  • people watching
  • coffee
  • chess
  • architecture
  • quiet
  • park
  • biking
  • fountains
  • tours
  • flowers
  • tea
  • lunch
  • music
  • benches
  • sculptures
  • Espiranza B.

    A park with a fountain. U can get on the hop on and off bus from there

    Espiranza Bint Abdulla · 2 weeks ago
  • Saif D.

    Don't tip the performers.

    Saif Dia · 3 weeks ago
  • Gabriel M.

    Nice place with lots of people having lunch under the sun.

    Gabriel Marchezini · September 20
  • John A.

    A quiet sanctuary of a park. Mature trees and bushes absorb the noise of the city, while classic old buildings offer architectural eye candy. Plenty of benches to sit and enjoy.

    John Antos · July 30
  • Michael F.

    Pleasant oasis in downtown to relax and recharge

  • ImSo_Brooklyn

    Free wifi! Bring a book & drink your coffee!

    ImSo_Brooklyn · July 13
  • jiresell

    Really nice and shady!

    jiresell · July 11
  • Ben F.

    If you can't make it to either river, this is the nicest park in the neighborhood. Quiet compared to the hustle and bustle of Lower Manhattan.

    Ben Fortney · June 16
  • Leigh Anne Z.

    A little oasis in the concrete jungle of downtown Manhattan

  • Pete W.

    Historic Downtown Park with Lush Landscaping & Soothing Fountain - Perfect Spot for Coffee or Tea #NYC2015

    Pete Webb · May 25
  • Pete W.

    Iconic Downtown Park #NYC2015

    Pete Webb · April 7
  • Pete W.

    Downtown Winter Oasis #NYC2015

    Pete Webb · February 5
  • Caroline K.

    Its boring park but in a nice fun area

    Caroline K · January 25
  • Elisabeth M.

    City Hall Park on Mapluck. Create activity and share your experience with other

    Elisabeth Moody · December 9, 2014
  • Pete W.

    Winter or Summer - The majestic fountain still commands attention and awe of downtown visitors #NYC

    Pete Webb · December 3, 2014
  • Kimmie O.

    Great place to sit & relax.

    Kimmie Ohh · November 2, 2014
  • Aurora S.

    The City Hall is in rehab.

    Aurora S · October 14, 2014
  • Oscar A.

    Nice to work out

    Oscar Agudelo · October 12, 2014
  • Liz L.

    People watching.

    Liz LoNigro · October 7, 2014
  • Pete W.

    Beautiful downtown park - Historic Fountain

    Pete Webb · October 3, 2014
  • Veronik S.

    Nice fountain :)

    Veronik Sicard · September 20, 2014
  • James J.

    Cut through here to shave some seconds walking

    James J · September 4, 2014
  • Bibi A.

    Perfect for a morning and night walk 😍🏃

    Bibi AlSabah · August 29, 2014
  • Eugene K.

    Little Oasis in the concrete heart of the city.

    Eugene Kimberg · August 27, 2014

    Managed to find the most amazing fruit juice place here. Really nice guy and fabulous juices.

    MEL BROWN STUDIOS · August 24, 2014
  • Chamal R.

    Escape from the concrete jungle for few seconds to admire the nature (by nature I mean squirrels and the greens)

    Chamal Rathnayake · August 12, 2014

    Make friends in the Financial District with, your building’s private network! Read more · August 6, 2014
  • Melissa A.

    Gotta love #pace

    Melissa Ashley · June 10, 2014
  • Dario K.

    Take the line 6 train and visit the abandoned station

    Dario K · May 15, 2014
  • Joseph K.

    Joseph K · April 30, 2014
  • sam

    Grab a cup of cofeeee

    sam · January 7, 2014
  • sai

    sit and relaxxx

    sai · January 7, 2014
  • Katherine C.

    Features the Liberty Pole, a point of conflict between the the Sons of Liberty and the British authorities.

    Katherine Corson · December 9, 2013
  • Torrey F.

    Watch out - the squirrels here are aggressive!

    Torrey F · October 20, 2013
  • The Corcoran Group

    Great place to do some work outside on a nice sunny day - free wifi makes it easy!

    The Corcoran Group · October 15, 2013
  • Marcos Antonio

    Lindo lugar com prédios históricos, praças, esquilos pretos e wi fi junto a ponte do Brooklyn. Explorem! Nice place with History buildings, squares, black squirrels, wifi colide with Brooklyn bride.

    Marcos Antonio · October 1, 2013
  • Alan M.

    I saw this man making noise at some squirrels behind a fense, they approached him, he then bent over and hand feed the black squirrel some food as the other gray squirrels followed looking to be fed.

    Alan Murray · September 18, 2013
  • Chris G.

    Home of the elusive black squirrels.

    Chris Gabriel · September 17, 2013
  • Danny F.

    For awhile Mayor Bloomberg was the Mayor of City Hall. That was cute, until it was really lame.

    Danny Friedman · September 15, 2013
  • NYC Parks

    Lightness of Being is a new group exhibition whose work displays a playful and irreverent attitude toward the formal ideals of classical sculpture. On view through December 13, 2013. Read more

    NYC Parks · August 1, 2013
  • Untapped Cities

    Bridewell Prison used to occupy the north end of the park, and was one of the deadliest British prisons in Revolutionary-era New York. Bones were found here during the 1990's renovation of City Hall.

    Untapped Cities · July 31, 2013
  • Loraine S.

    Great place to meet friendly squirrels, they love grapes.

    Loraine Santana · June 29, 2013
  • Cody S.

    The squirrels here will talk to you

    Cody Spidey · June 3, 2013
  • Lau T.

    City hall under remodelation

    Lau T · June 3, 2013
  • Mike Bloomberg

    Yesterday, I was here to launch Citi Bike, the largest bikeshare system in the nation:

    Mike Bloomberg · May 28, 2013
  • Courteney C.

    Hold out food and the black squirrels will eat from your hand! (Most adorable way to get rabies ever!!!)

    Courteney Cardona · May 22, 2013
  • Mike Bloomberg

    Today, I was here to announce the start of NYC's expanded recycling program that will include all rigid plastics:

    Mike Bloomberg · April 24, 2013
  • Candice W.

    Fun place!

    Candice Warren · April 2, 2013
  • Mike Bloomberg

    Today, I was here with T. Boone Pickens to unveil NYC's first mobile food truck fully-powered by compressed natural gas.

    Mike Bloomberg · February 21, 2013
  • Bennuworld

    Nice views, but the lunch crowd ruins it :/

    Bennuworld · February 13, 2013

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