Bowling Green is the oldest park in New York City, dating back to 1733. It is located where Broadway begins, at the southern tip of Manhattan.
Behold! In 1770, before it became a fenced-in park, the British erected a statue of King George III in Bowling Green. As soon as the Declaration of Independence was read in New York, the Sons of Liberty rushed to destroy the statue. The fence around the park was built so that the statue wouldn’t be desecrated, but it was. The 18th century fence is still there and the few remaining pieces of the statue are now in the New York Historical Society and the Museum of the City of New York.
Bowling Green Park is a peaceful oasis in the bustling financial district, and a short walk away from the Staten Island Ferry and Battery Park.
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