Sunday, October 10, 2010

More Hideaway Parks in New York City

Finding hidden parks and gardens is one of my favorite past times when I'm traveling. But there are plenty of out of the way greenspaces in my own backyard. I'm blogged about some of these parks and gardens before. But recently I was asked to guest blog about some additional secret green New York City hideaways, in addition to elaborating on one of my favorite: GreenAcre Park that's smack in the middle of Midtown.

Verdant foliage can appear in the unlikeliest of places in Manhattan, including in the atrium of a skyscraper or in the narrow alley between two brownstones. Exploring New York City slowly on foot is the way to find the attractions beyond most guidebooks.

17 comments:

MarthaAndMe said...

Love the idea of hideaway parks!

JTravel said...

Hi MarthaAndMe, It's always amazing how many New Yorkers have no idea about so many of these treasures that they pass every day!

judy stock said...

Thanks for the excellent post on NYC parks. My daughter works in Manhattan.I know she'll love this post. She's always looking for the green among the buildings.

JTravel said...

Hi Judy, Thanks for passing along my post to your daughter. I hope she enjoys visiting these mini oases.

kerry dexter said...

lovely post, Jeanine. several family members lived for a while on the Upper West side and when I'd come to visit we used to enjoy exploring for green spaces there, and exploring Riverside Park, as well.

Sheryl said...

Love the idea that there is greenery hidden amongst the cement! Thanks for the info. Next time I'm in the city, I'll be on the lookout...

JTravel said...

Hi Kerry, Riverside Park is a great spot all year round.

JTravel said...

Hi Sheryl, And next time you're in the city, definitely contact me. It'd be fun to hang out.

Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart said...

I won't be in the city until next spring for ASJA. Maybe I'll have time to look around.

Christine said...

I miss NYC. When my boys were really little, i used to meet with a friend in a very hidden area of Central Park, so isolated that it felt like we were no longer in the city. I still remember how great it was to feel like we'd discovered our own little hideaway.

JTravel said...

Hi Roxanne, It'll be great seeing you at the ASJA conference in the spring. And, if you need any other "hidden" NYC travel tips, let me know.

JTravel said...

Hi Christine, It's great that you and your sons were able to experience the hidden side of bustling NYC. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

MyKidsEatSquid said...

It's no hideaway, but the park behind the NYC public library near Grand Central is one of my favorites.

JTravel said...

Hi MyKidsEatSquid, Yes, that park is lovely. I visit or pass it many times each week. It's a great place to work while enjoying the sunshine.

Melanie haiken said...

I'm always amazed how many secret patches of greenery there are even in really urban cities. I don't know New York well but in San Francisco I love the hidden garden paths at the top of Telegraph Hill.

JTravel said...

Hi Melanie, Whenever I visit San Francisco, I love checking out all the secret green spaces the city offers.

Meli said...

I love this anywhere you go you can always find a little peace of heaven. That includes Manhattan! I cannot wait to go and explore myself.