An Oasis in Manhattan

Greenacre Park, waterfall and all

Greenacre Park is a public space with a waterfall, seating areas and a café located on 51st Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in Manhattan which I am fortunate to cross on my walk to work every morning. It is truly an oasis that provides a respite from the concrete jungle that is Manhattan.

From the outside, it is easy to miss this as you walk past as it looks like a public space with seating unless you see the waterfall that lies beyond, making it a delightful place to spend a few minutes or hours. It is defined as a “vest-pocket” park, which is a style of urban space which addresses the need for public space in the context of high cost of city land and the need to secure the park after dark.

The park offers seating at three levels, as you step in, closer to the waterfall at a slightly lower level, and a raised terrace, all of which feature the waterfall as the highlight of this space.

The rest of Greenacre Park is beautifully landscaped, making it Instagrammable any which way you turn –

Greenacre Park has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, making it a part of New York’s history.


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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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