Bowling Green, New York City

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Bowling Green is a small public park in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City, at the southern end of Broadway. Located next to the site of the original Dutch fort of New Amsterdam, it served as a public place before being designated as a park in 1733. It is the oldest public park in New York City and is surrounded by its original 18th-century fence. It included an actual bowling green and an equestrian statue of King George III prior to the American Revolution.

Bowling Green is surrounded by numerous buildings, including the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, International Mercantile Marine Company Building, Bowling Green Offices Building, Cunard Building, 26 Broadway, and 2 Broadway. The Charging Bull sculpture is located on its northern end, while Battery Park is located to the southwest. The park is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places under the name Bowling Green Fence and Park.
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  • Small green that I am sure looks amazing in spring and also looks good in winter. Near to the Wall Street Bull.  more »
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  • Bowling Green park is frequented by people that work in area and visitors that are waiting to take pictures with the famous bull sculpture. It is clean and has a lot seating but is full during the lunch crush. It's a great place to have a quick lunch.
  • Small park which is right in front of One Bowling Green. There's a fountain in the middle of it. Frankly, there are a lot of homeless folks all over the benches. It's also very noisy due to tourists and traffic on both sides of the park and the 4&5 trains running underneath. You'd be better off crossing the street and going to Battery Park.

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