High Line Park

There is of course Central Park. But there are also other great and surprising parks in NYC. Here is the first completed part of the elevated High Line Park built on a former freight railroad track in West Manhattan.What made it especially enjoyable was the breeze from the river and the view of the city below. (

Marcus Garvey Park is in Harlem (actually close to the blocks that once were Finnish Harlem with finnish stores, restaurants – Selma’s – and halls  – 5th Avenue and Työn Temppeli). At a Summer Stage concert with Gil Scott Heron the neighborhood brought their chairs and bbq with them to enjoy the evening in the park. (Maybe the Finns of Harlem had Viola Turpeinen performing here on hot summer nights in the thirties.)

Marcus Garvey Park
Summer Stage in Marcus Garvey Park

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