This park is named after World War I (1914-1918) veteran James Tappen. It is graced by a Romanesque comfort station with wrought iron lanterns, a gazebo, benches and ornamental brickwork. The James J. Tappen Post Christmas Tree is lit every year in a tradition that dates back to 1937, when a 35-foot evergreen was transplanted here from a nearby estate.
Between Warren and Murray Streets.
The Elevated Acre includes a fake-grass lawn in front of amphitheater seating, a garden landscaped with native plants, and view of the East River and Brooklyn.
The Great Lawn, located in the center of Central Park, is 55-acres and considered one of the most famous lawns in the world.
This popular park in the East Village is a centerpiece for the eclectic neighborhood. The 10.5 acre park has two playgrounds, a handball court, chess tables, a basketball court, restrooms and a dog run. Performances hosted here include the drag festival Wigstock, the Howl Festival commemorating Allen Ginsberg, the Dance Parade and the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.
Union Square lies between 14th Street and 17th Street, and between Union Square West and Union Square East (Broadway/Park Avenue South).
The fourth-largest park in New York City has many sports fields and facilities, as well as woodland hiking trails.
In addition to its fitness equipment and baseball field, visitors to Von King Park can immerse themselves in the arts, whether it may be using an indoor dance studio to attending a free concert in an outdoor amphitheater.
Surrounded by Greek Revival townhouses and New York University buildings, this popular park draws students, residents, tourists, chess players and performers to its shaded benches and central fountain. Nearly ten acres, the park holds bocce courts, chess tables and playgrounds, as well as several monuments.