Madison Square Park

In the 1870s, Madison Square Park was the place for New York City’s elite until the area was commercialized in the early 1900s. It was restored in 2001, and it is now one of those oases where people can just relax and children have their own playground. Most visitors wrongly think that hectic Times Square and Midtown Manhattan stand for the rest of island. New Yorkers could not survive the stress of walking or working in Midtown Manhattan if it weren’t for places like Madison Square and many other neighborhoods where you can breathe in peace and rest. The park,… Read More

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Inwood Hill Park – The last natural forest remaining in Manhattan

In contrast to Central Park, which for all its magnificence was landscaped, no other park in Manhattan resembles the beautiful natural forest at Inwood Hill Park. The forest and marshes are a relic of Manhattan’s original vegetation. The park is located at the northern tip of Manhattan. Since 1995, the Inwood Hill Park Urban Ecology Center provides information about its natural and cultural history. Before the arrival of European colonists, the Lenape Native Americans lived in the area, where they found plenty of sources of food. This is certainly a park worth visiting and definitely off the beaten path.   Please… Read More

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