This ugly little park in the heart of the Financial District was home to the "Occupy Wall Street" protest movement a couple of years ago. Police ousted the protesters in November 2011, leaving behind happy, peaceful tourists.
Talented street dancers are a fixture in Battery Park. They bring entertainment right to the Financial District. "All what we ask is that you take a couple of dollars from your wallet... and give us the rest!"
This park has it all from their new aquatics center, large recreation fields and historic sculptures from the 1964-1965 World’s Fair. Definitely a must-see. #park #publicart #architecture Photo: numbphoto
Relax, have a drink, and have fun on The High Line, a major new attraction on Manhattan's West Side, in the Meatpacking district. The High Line is an old, elevated train line that has been transformed into a pleasant promenade above the street. Beautiful views of the NYC skyline and of New Jersey. Packed with locals and tourists.
This historic freight rail turned park is elevated in the air and stretches about a mile linearly through New York City. Its modern and newly renovated design is quiet astonishing and makes for one impressive #park. Photo: Iwan Baan | thehighline.org
Yes, you can ski in Manhattan! Cross country skiing is allowed in Central Park when there is at least 6 inches of snow on the ground. The large meadows in the Park are perfect for this timeless winter sport.
Minuscule yet charming park at the confluence of Chelsea and Greenwich Village. Perfect to read a book, listen to music, or check your text messages. Despite its small size, the park is home of a flock of hungry pigeons and a few homeless people.