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City Hall Park

Park and Plaza
17 Park Row (btwn Broadway & Centre St.), New York, NY 10038, United States
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  • "... buildings, squares, black squirrels, wifi colide with Brooklyn bride." (5 tips)
  • "The Sol Lewitt sculptures are a must-see!!" (2 tips)
  • "... chilling w/ the friendly squirrels, or getting beat by chess hustlers." (2 tips)
  • Mike Bloomberg

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

    Mike Bloomberg · May 28, 2013
  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: President Ford made the front page in October, 1975 with the headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead," which he later said cost him the following election. See the paper at the link! Read more

    The New York Daily News · August 20, 2011
  • 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
  • Michael A.

    I thought I walked into a outdoor homeless shelter

    Michael Allen · November 16, 2010
  • Christine Q.

    Great place to take a walk, check out some art work and a good picture spot of City Hall.

    Christine Quinn · April 8, 2010
  • Untapped Cities

    A beautiful decommissioned subway stop sits below the park. See it on a tour with the Transit Museum or stay on the 6 train after Brooklyn Bridge station. Find out more: Read more

    Untapped Cities · July 20, 2012
  • Claudia F.

    The squirrels are not shy.

    Claudia Fontanez · August 22, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • Aiden B.

    Great place, absolutely beautiful

    Aiden Bean · September 13, 2011
  • Mike Bloomberg

    On 7/1/11, I attended the annual weigh-in ceremony for Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

    Mike Bloomberg · February 16, 2012
  • Natasha H.

    Free wifi!

    Natasha Huang · May 31, 2010
  • Angela R.

    grab a cup of coffee from starbucks on park row and enjoy it in this lovely park.

    Angela Rutherford · October 20, 2009
  • Nabeel

    Sit on a bench on one of the paths crossing through the park for some good people watching.

    Nabeel · March 20, 2011
  • Harpreet C.

    Good place to soak up the sun!

    Harpreet Chadha · April 29, 2010
  • Angela R.

    photo oops abound in this little park -gas lanterns, fountain, views of city hall and more

    Angela Rutherford · October 20, 2009
  • ArtNerdNewYork

    A beautiful little park amongst the governmental and financial buildings, City Park is a great place to bring a packed lunch, and sit around the fountain, surrounded by old timey oil lit lanterns. Read more

    ArtNerdNewYork · May 6, 2012
  • Raymond T.

    This is a great place to hang, whether u're having lunch, getting someone's phone number, chatting w/ powerful NYC politicians, chilling w/ the friendly squirrels, or getting beat by chess hustlers.

    Raymond Torres · May 31, 2011
  • Nick F.

    Take a minute and appreciate the Woolworth Building. So epic.

    Nick Foden · November 28, 2011
  • Voodoo D.

    Check out the curious black-furred squirrels!

    Voodoo Darling · May 19, 2011
  • Angela L.

    It's nice to have lunch here, when it's warm.

    Angela Lee · March 28, 2011
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    The perfect place to rest before your walk over the bridge, where wooden benches surround a tree-lined fountain. Stop by City Hall, NYC's second, which was finished in 1811. - Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · September 23, 2012
  • Alberto Miguel A.

    Where the biggest ketchup statue is found.

    Alberto Miguel Astronomo · June 21, 2012
  • Brian Anthony H.

    Sit and relax onthe benches near the fountain.

    Brian Anthony Hernandez · August 6, 2011
  • jeannie

    Wireless wifi

    jeannie · February 26, 2011
  • Homeless Bill

    This is a great park to look for spare change. Sometimes the mayor drops spare change in the form of $100 bills.

    Homeless Bill · September 2, 2010
  • 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
  • Loraine S.

    Great place to meet friendly squirrels, they love grapes.

    Loraine Santana · June 29, 2013
  • David M.

    As mayor I will take heed of your concerns

    David Myers · November 10, 2012
  • Ryan

    Relax and enjoy the breeze.

    Ryan · August 29, 2012
  • R

    in the summers there is a guy who brings a out a live piano and plays it

    R · April 10, 2012
  • Tisa S.

    Check out the black squirrels

    Tisa S · February 14, 2012
  • Nadi

    Check out the street performers..

    Nadi · January 3, 2012
  • John W.

    There are fewer flies in the winter. ;-)

    John Wagner · December 20, 2011
  • Susan B.

    Come here for the pigeons

    Susan Bacchus · November 17, 2011
  • Jan S.

    free wifi!!

    Jan Sichermann · October 16, 2011
  • Chris B.

    The gas burning lamps have been in the park since it first opened. Pretty neat.

    Chris Babatope · March 25, 2011
  • Melissa A.

    Gotta love #pace

    Melissa Ashley · June 10
  • Locish

    Soaking the sunshine on these grassy lawns? Sounds ideal! Check out great places nearby where you can get a bite to eat! Read more

    Locish · June 2
  • Dario K.

    Take the line 6 train and visit the abandoned station

    Dario K · May 15
  • Joseph K.
  • sam

    Grab a cup of cofeeee

    sam · January 7
  • sai

    sit and relaxxx

    sai · January 7
  • 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
  • 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
  • muhammad t.

    Lah regionku melu amerika iki piye --

    muhammad taufiq · February 11
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    🔱Baver Seydan🔱 · September 26, 2013

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