Columbus Park, New York City

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Columbus Park, formerly known as Mulberry Bend Park, Five Points Park and Paradise Park, is a public park in Chinatown, Manhattan, in New York City. During the 19th century, this was the most dangerous ghetto area of immigrant New York, as portrayed in the book and film Gangs of New York. Back then, the park's site was part of the Five Points neighborhood, in the area known as Mulberry Bend, hence its alternative names. Today, the park often serves as a gathering place for the local Chinese community, where "the neighborhood meets up here to play mahjong, perform traditional Chinese music... practice tai chi in the early mornings."
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  • Located at the entrance of the City of Columbia, which is one of the most popular places in the country, it has always been a gathering of people, playing chess or watching people play chess, and playing the erhu and play.
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  • It is the only Park in Chinatown, and is, the great social nucleus of that community. It is a very nice Park, with plenty of space to relax, although it is not entirely clean. It has bathrooms, but not I recommend it at least that are very hurried. It is worth taking some time to be out there and watch the movement of that part of the city.
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  • Columbus Park located in the heart of China Town is a great place to visit with the children and have a wonderful day. There is seating and swings with a safe area where the children could play. Most of the time you will run into musicians playing their music live. It's a family friendly atmosphere for all to enjoy.
  • One of the best Parks. Thank you NYC. Asian influences. Great people...all chill (thanks Tai chi)
  • This park, if you look close enough, is filled with artistic talent. I've been going to this park for years and people come here to play mah jung and also DANCE. Yes, they give dance lessons here. Come by and check it out but I'm not sure of how they go about giving the dance lessons but I've seen people give various dance lessons here. There is also SPORTS, as many sports teams come here to play. I also seen samurai meditation go on here. At the side of the park, local artists hang their paintings as well. This is a come see for yourself type of parks.
  • A great little park to hang out or eat lunch. Trees, benches, tables. Asians doing tai chi and playing board games. Basketball court and a soccer field. Public bathrooms.
  • Quality calisthenics park and reasonably good hoops and goals. Not a lot of green space

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