Scenic Walking Areas in New York City

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Scenic Walking Areas in New York City

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  • Samantha W
    Driffield, United Kingdom46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a place. It. Is. Huge!! We didn’t even get half way through it was that big and we were running out of time. There is so much to see and do here.
    Written July 11, 2024
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  • FIL M
    London, UK630 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was an unexpected treat whilst on holiday in New York. It is lovely to be amongst nature in the very heart of the city. The sculptures punctuate the plants, shrubs and flowers. They appear to be rotated regularly so this walk can be enjoyed again and again.
    Written July 10, 2024
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  • delagioventu
    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1,508 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must when in New York of course, yet so incredibly loud, busy and crowded, quite overwhelming really and not always pleasant.
    Written July 6, 2024
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  • devsai21
    Chennai (Madras), India8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    nice experience overall. NO WAIT TIME and that was my most favorite..part...was easy to find ..not too far from times square...awesome 360 view of the citycovering the hudson river....liberty statue can be seen but from far...Not too scary as it appears...

    what i did not like: ofcourse the horrible crowd...1000s of people standing in the same spot for photos..its frustrating to stand in line to take photos at the edge....they should keep a timeslot ...they shudnt allow people to stay there ..some dont leave n stay for hours making the place super crowded..they shud put a band and have a return time so that they r charged once they have return time....I stood for 30 minutes..to take pictures at the edge.....
    Written June 22, 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,885 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the very wide north-south avenues in Manhattan, most famous for the Midtown skyscrapers that house big corporations. Some fancy restaurants for those on expense accounts. At the lower end you have the West Village.
    Written June 24, 2023
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  • The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
    Long Island, NY16,137 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seventh Ave is a safer avenue for a walk after dark. There are many tobacco and cannabis shops along the way. Less of a marijuana smell than Eighth Avenue. Plenty of quality eateries and discount pizza.
    Written August 11, 2023
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  • Doris B
    USA314 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went here with a friend and we walked half-way across the bridge. There are good views of the Harlem River but it is difficult to take pictures due to the tall chain-link fencing on each side. The pavement design changes mid-way across indicating the division like between Manhattan and The Bronx. It's a good place for a walk on a nice day.
    Written May 4, 2023
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  • Matt S
    Brighton, MI2,272 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A cool perspective on Central Park from this area. A very relaxing and peaceul spot. Not necessarily easy to get to, but pretty cool part of the park.
    Written May 4, 2023
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  • Cruiser65143159687
    New York City, NY2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We happened upon Shorakkopoch Rock as we were exploring the park, and wow, what a find. We enjoyed reading the history of the rock and it spurred a wonderful conversion and a fun dive into researching the area, this specific story and the subsequent result of what happened here. Highly recommend.
    Written May 4, 2024
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland30,079 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    General Worth Square is a nice square near to Madison Square. Nice memorial and it is a good place to take a photo. Recommended.
    Written January 25, 2023
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  • USCKaboom
    New York City, NY4,807 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not everyone knows but you can make your way from 51st to 57th through the buildings in midtown. It's a nice way to avoid some of the crazy tourist midtown traffic
    Written October 5, 2017
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland30,079 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not sure what all the fuss is about. Plenty of horse drawn carriages and usual New York stuff but nothing special about this plaza.
    Written October 29, 2019
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  • Monica S
    Cleveland, OH53,898 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small Square off 72nd Sq Subway (1, 2 and 3) lines. Nice spot to relax, eat lunch, breakfast, dimner or snack on a bench or wait for your subway or bus to arrive.
    Written May 25, 2021
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  • The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
    Long Island, NY16,137 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eighth Avenue is not glamorous. Your on the border of west midtown and Hell's Kitchen. There are seedy bars. drug dealers, motorcycle gangs, etc. It explains the extra large police presence.
    Written August 11, 2023
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