Yes it is true. New York City is a concrete jungle. But that makes it seem too harsh. Really, this city has a growing abundance of nature's best sights and sounds - including places to sit and relax on a leisurely day. No matter what part of the city you find yourself in, you're bound to be near pleasant greenery to stop and take a breath. Obviously, there are a number of parks to check out but look beyond them and head off the beaten path to find other desolate spots including gardens and waterfronts with magnificent views and touching landscapes. We bet it'll make you forget all about the hustle and bustle of the city. Don't leave Brooklyn out of the picture either! Prospect Park is the place to be for any season with its plethora of year-round happenings and charming layout. Get a picnic going!
Gansevoort Street to 20th Street
Old elevated railway becomes a green escape on the West Side... read more
Behind the New York Public Library, at Sixth Ave. btwn 40th and 42nd sts
7 Washington Square North
At the southern end of Fifth Ave. (where it intersects Waverly Place, btwn MacDougal and Wooster sts.)
Urban park in the heart of Greenwich Village...
Between Montague Street and Middagh Street
Riverside walkway offers great skyline views...
900 Washington Ave
At Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn
Fort Tyron Park
(at Riverside Drive and 192nd Street)
between Grand Street & West River Street
66th & 69th Street