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Paley Park, New York City

#27 of 76 in Parks in New York City
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Paley Park is a pocket park located at 3 East 53rd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on the former site of the Stork Club. Designed by the landscape architectural firm of Zion Breen Richardson Associates, it opened May 23, 1967. Paley Park is often cited as one of the finest urban spaces in the United States.
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  • This tiny park is curious and an absolute delight in the middle of all the skyscrapers and hustle and bustle. Come and sit awhile and enjoy watching the crowds. Very cute.  more »
  • It's difficult to describe the pleasure of relaxation here - where I can get coffee or breakfast from a kiosk, read a book, and feel the tension drain out of me as I smoke my mini-cigar. I have been.....  more »
  • This happens to be a good hidden secret from the tourists that come and visit. The waterfall here offers an escape thats truly uncanny. This place is great if you want some respite from the hustle and bustle of the city but you are not trying to travel out of the way to go to an actual park. This place is a good source of inspiration if you write and meditating is awesome here, however you will still hear honks & cars every now and again.
  • A genuine albeit compact oasis in the middle of the East 50s. Fans of the musical ‘Company’ will recognize it as the park mentioned in the “Another Hundred People” sequence.

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