Outdoors behind the World Financial Center's Winter Garden, restaurants and shops is Brookfield Place Plaza, facing the Hudson River.
Pier 6 adds approximately seven acres of new park, including a 1.6 acre destination playground. A 30-foot wide promenade leading onto the pier features views of lower Manhattan and New York Harbor.
The Tobacco Warehouse, originally built by the Lorillard family, sits on the upland of Empire-Fulton Ferry Park, just north of the Brooklyn Bridge, and just south of the Empire Stores. Together, these landmark 19th century warehouses are vivid reminders of the shipping activity that once defined the downtown Brooklyn waterfront.Constructed in the 1870s as a tobacco customs inspection center, and saved from demolition in 1998, the roofless rooms of the Tobacco Warehouse provide one of the most compelling public spaces in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation repaired and stabilized the warehouse ...
Bryant Park lets New Yorkers relax in the middle of midtown Manhattan. In summer, crowds attend lunchtime readings and performances of Broadway excerpts, screenings of classic films on Mondays, and even yoga classes. In winter, a skating rink and holiday market are big draws.
The original Reading Room began in August of 1935 as a public response to the Depression Era job losses in New York. Many people did not have anywhere to go during the day, and no prospects for jobs. The New York Public Library opened the 'Open Air Library' to give these out-of-work businessmen and intellectuals a place to go where they did not need money, a valid address, a library card, or any identification to enjoy the reading materials.The 1935 Reading Room consisted of several benches, a few book and magazine cases, and a table with a beach umbrella for ...
The Vision Festival, an annual jazz showcase taking place in the Lower East Side and East Village, stages free performances on the playground of this housing project in Alphabet City.
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.
Since 1985, SummerStage, run by the City Parks Foundation, has been presenting an eclectic mix of the finest musicians, dancers and spoken word artists from around the world in an exciting series of both free and benefit performances. Until 2009, all SummerStage events took place in Central Park. Starting in the summer of 2010, the stages have multiplied. Events are now held on outdoor stages in parks all over the five boroughs.