Secret Garden

Elevated Acre, a Hidden Gem in Downtown Manhattan

There’s a secret garden in Manhattan, and it is called Elevated Acre. It took me only 23 years in the City to learn about it, and I am so glad I am finally in the know about it!

It is located at 55 Water Street, and not much indicating there is a fantabulous garden/park on the top of the escalator on Water Street, or stairs if you’re coming up from South Street. It is actually just a couple of blocks from the Charging Bull if you are ever in the vicinity.

Here is what the entrance looks like on Water Street –

Getting to the top opens up an really well landscaped garden. Given the space is an acre, it is expansive with lots of open space surrounded by buildings on one side, and the FDR Drive and the East River on the other side.

Here’s what it was like walking around in the Elevated Acre –

There is plenty of seating all over, making it a great place to catch a breath in the Financial District –

I can’t believe I did not know about this all these years!


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Hi, I'm Hanit Gyani, a full time professional by day and a blogger by night and weekend. Welcome to my blog, aka my passion project, Gotta Love New York.

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