Parks in New York: The best green spaces in the city
NYC is home to some of the finest parks in the country. Here’s how to make the most of New York’s public spaces, from Central Park and the big boys to beyond.
Tue Jul 9 2013
Photograph: Dale May; illustration: Koren Shadmi
There are more than 1,700 parks in New York City—an urban jungle, indeed. We’ve picked the choicest spots for everything from skateboarding and swimming to watching the sun set and lounging on the grass. Plus, take a sneak peek at Prospect Park’s forthcoming Lakeside complex, help us decide which of the city’s big-name parks stands above the rest, and hear the latest on Parks and Recreation from Leslie Knope herself, Amy Poehler.
Best parks in NYC
We've picked out the perfect places to watch the sun set, grab a drink, fly a kite and much more.
We've pitted four of NYC's biggest and best against one another—which spot should take the crown?
Check out new developments on the horizon, from Governors Island to the High Line.
We captured buskers singing, strumming and rope-walking. Johnny Cash lives! (Sorta.)
Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler
The comedy icon talks about the new season, Game of Thrones and what she misses about NYC.
We picked our favorite funny moments from the comedy icon and current TONY cover star.
Photos: Thrones and Recreation
Amy Poehler laid out which Parks and Recreation characters would play who on Game of Thrones.
Inside NYC parks
We got an early tour of the spanking-new complex, coming in December.
From grisly deaths to boho revolutions, here’s a timeline of NYC parks’ strange, unsavory pasts.
Check out black-and-whites of New Yorkers past taking the air (and walking the ponies).