This small, public park in lower Manhattan has been here since 1733 and it is the oldest in the city. When the Dutch ... More
Bowling Green Park
This small, public park in lower Manhattan has been here since 1733 and it is the oldest in the city. When the Dutch established the settlement of New Amsterdam in the 17th Century, the area was used as a parade ground and cattle yard. The British subsequently expelled the Dutch and created a public park to play the sport of bowls. In 1770, the British erected a statue of King George III during a period of rancor and dissent within revolutionary circles. The statue was demolished when Washington declared independence and the revolutionaries used the converted lead bullets against the Loyalists. The only structure that remains today is the protective fence built by the British in 1773. Over the 19th and 20th Centuries the park landscape changed many times, however it still provides sound respite after a hectic day roaming the urban jungle. Don't forget to visit the Charging Bull statue created by Arturo Di Modica at the northern end of the park, since 1989, it has remained as the bronze symbol of optimism on Wall Street.
The 'Battery' was created in 1693 when the British government that then controlled New York mounted cannons there. It played
a role in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and even the Civil War as draftees were housed ...
This park has a dog run, space for roller blading, skateboarding and other recreational pursuits, as well as public bathrooms
and a jungle gym. Food is also available in this free WiFi park. Union Square Park is host to ...
The same architects who designed Central Park in Manhattan, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, have created this beautiful Brooklyn
park. Unlike its more famous cousin in Manhattan, Prospect Park is not surrounded by skyscrapers. Many Olmsted fans dub ...