This park in Chinatown borders the Civic Center of Lower Manhattan and has a pavilion, chess tables, basketball court and playground.
In addition to its historic landmarks and its breathtaking views of the Raritan Bay, the 265-acre park has a playground, a Visitors Center, paths and hiking and biking trails. The park's 'South Pole' marks the southernmost point of New York State.
Named after the Greek colony of Croton, known for its Olympic athletes, Crotona Park has served the Bronx community steadily since its purchase by the City in 1888.
The 358-acre park in Queens boasts mountain bike trails for cyclists of all skills levels.
The Delacorte Theater, located at the heart of Central Park, is best known for its summertime productions of Shakespearean plays, which take place during the annual New York Shakespeare festival.
The Doris C. Freedman Plaza is located at the southeast corner of Central Park and is home to rotating sculptural art installations, courtesy of the City's Public Art Fund. It is named for the founder of the Public Art Fund and has been the site of more than 50 such projects since 1977.
Close to Fifth Avenue, the East Meadow is easily accessible from Central Park's perimeter. This area is widely used for activities including sunbathing, picnics and sports.
Since 1931, the Empire State Building has been the symbol of New York City and the cynosure of its skyline. Its observatories are a well-known tourist attraction since, on a clear day, they offer an 80-mile panoramic view of the city and the world beyond.
In addition to garden plantings, ample seating and views of the river and cove, Esplanade Plaza also contains a permanent volleyball court.
Surrounded by civic buildings, Foley Square sits on the site of Collect Pond, a city water source that was filled in in 1811, and the Five Points, a neighborhood infamous for the prevalence of street gangs.