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Paley Park, New York City

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  • 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 t...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • It is a finding in the middle of the city. It serves to take a break. You can eat and have a drink. The wall of water gives you a special climate.
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  • Great little getaway point, tucked between the highrise. The Bertoia chairs fit perfectly in this little public park, and the sound of the fountain cancels out the street noise. Perfect place for a lunch or coffee break.
  • Love Paley Park, the only public park in NYC that you're allowed to smoke in (they even have ashtrays and places to dispose of them). It's a pretty small lot between two buildings in midtown east. It has cobblestone and a few steps to get into it (not wheelchair accessible). In the back is a small perpetual waterfall that drown out the noise of the city the further into the space you move. This makes it ideal for private/discrete conversations. There's also a small food stand on the inside that is operational during the day. This is a good spot to come through for a rest, a cig break, or even to eat your lunch if you're a local worker.
  • This is one of my low-key favorite places in the city. It's right off 5th Avenue, but not really known by tourists. There's a waterfall towards the back that blocks off the noise of the city, which creates a really nice ambience. Great little spot to have a meal
  • This is one place I never miss visiting. Waterfall sound has a calming effect on you. While you do that enjoy a quick meal from food Bella,a small but efficient corner cafe.
  • Beautiful 'hole in the wall' public space featuring a voluminous waterfall, lots of seating, and a small food vendor. As of August 2017, construction platforms over half the park are an eye sore, but once complete, it'll be a perfect little oasis in Midtown.
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