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Paley Park

3 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022-4200
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Vest pocket oasis in the Big Smoke

Paley Park was an innovation when it opened in 1968. A vest pocket park, an oasis of calm in the... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
V581ZSdonb
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Sydney, Australia
Nice pocket park for a quick rejuvenation

This cute little pocket park now exists where there once was a vacant lot. The waterfall is... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
LWL3333
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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  • Average1%
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“berlin wall” (3 reviews)
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LOCATION
3 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022-4200
Midtown
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Paley Park was an innovation when it opened in 1968. A vest pocket park, an oasis of calm in the middle of a bustling, hustling city. The waterfall at its northern end masks the relentless sounds of traffic and automobile horns outside. Plantings create a...More

Thank V581ZSdonb
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This cute little pocket park now exists where there once was a vacant lot. The waterfall is especially nice. We stopped by last week while walking in the area. A nice place to take a break, as we did.

Thank LWL3333
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

If you are doing a walk up 5th Avenue then you can include this little park by just popping in for 5 minutes and having a quick coffee to admire the water feature. Not really a park but more someone's garden. It is a private...More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Paley Park is a 390m2 pocket park in Midtown Manhattan designed by Zion Breen Richardson Associates in 1967. This little oasis in the heart of the bustling city is often cited as one of the finest urban spaces in the United States. It's key to...More

Thank Nick and Angel S
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Nice place to stop and sit. Enjoy the water feature and a moment of peace. This is a private park space that is open to the public.

Thank lovetotraveloften
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great little spot away from the hustle and bustle of the city and is perfect for having a quick meal or relaxing

Thank Cassandra F
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Agree it is a lovely oasis although it shouldn't be seen as a smokers oasis - it is a relief from the hustle and bustle of the city and a great spot for a coffee with the backdrop of the waterfall/

2  Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you are a smoker and you want to enjoy a smoke with a coffee and relax without being criticized, just visit this small oasis. I visited with my husband who is a smoker and although I am not I enjoyed it as much. The...More

Thank Lina_Chrysovergi
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This nice romantic place is located right in midtown Manhattan and it is a nice serene peaceful getaway from the busy city of New York. Not many people are here so its romantic and there is a nice huge amazing waterfall! Great for pictures and...More

1  Thank hiramramlall
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We found this place by accident and it was probably our favourite place! It was a hot morning already by 10 o clock with a long day of walking in front of us. This place appeared like a veritable mirage in front of us. Once...More

Thank Marzia C
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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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According to the website visit5thavenue . com, the park is always open!
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