Buck’s Hollow

Buck's Hollow is part of the Staten Island Greenbelt. It holds rare native persimmon and blue gentian-species.

Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island

Housed in a former munitions warehouse on the northern shore of Governors Island adjacent to the ferry dock, Building 110: LMCC's Arts Center provides space to artists in LMCC's Swing Space program for the development and presentation of new projects in the visual and performing arts. With 20 visual arts studios, two rehearsal studios and an exhibition space, all with stunning views of the Lower Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor, Building 110: LMCC's Arts Center offers a unique experience for artists and audiences.

Cadman Plaza Park

This tree-lined park is on the edge of Brooklyn Heights and is near a pedestrian entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge.

Castle Clinton National Monument

Built just prior to the War of 1812, this fort has served as a concert venue, open-air restaurant and opera house. Today it is a monument and a museum where costumed interpreters describe harbor defenses during 1812. It is next to the ferry terminal to the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.

Children’s Glade and the Great Hill

The Great Hill is an open hilltop meadow with picnic tables, a three-quarter mile soft surface oval path (good for a jog) and green grass under stately American elms. Olmsted and Vaux designed the Great Hill as a carriage concourse where passengers could enjoy commanding views of the Hudson River, but the view slowly disappeared. The Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade west of the Great Hill oval contains a series of small lawns. Conservancy landscapers designed the Glade to be 'a clearing in the forest,' and imagined it specifically as a venue for family programming. Strategically placed boulders and lush ...

City Hall Park

Surrounded by government buildings that date back to 1812, this 8.8-acre park provides a much-needed green spot in a bustling downtown area. At lunchtime each afternoon it springs to life when those working in the neighborhood come to relax, eat and soak in sunshine on its grassy lawns. For people-watching enthusiasts, the park provides a crosscut of New York life as government workers, jury members and newlyweds visiting City Hall for their marriage licenses stroll through its grounds. Its bike path, which leads directly to the Brooklyn Bridge, offers a different type of scenic view to cyclists pedaling through picturesque ...

Clinton Cove

This newly renovated pier is part of Hudson River Park and is the site of summer events hosted by the park or outside groups.

Clove Lakes Park

A protected site because of its valuable ecological assets, 193.42-acre Clove Lakes Park has a rich natural history and a few remnants of the past. Chief among them are the park's lakes and ponds, outcroppings of serpentine rocks, and Staten 300 year-old tulip tree. Besides strolling down trails and paddling on its bodies of water to appreciate its beauty, visitors can also access several baseball diamonds, a soccer field, basketball court, playgrounds and football field and the Staten Island War Memorial Ice Skating Rink, an outdoor rink. Concerts take place near Clove Road and Chesire Place.