Ready, set, shhh: The New York Times crowdsources quiet places in NYC

The Gray Lady asks locals to share their favorite tranquil refuges within the five boroughs.

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Waterfall and Midwood Trails in Prospect Park

Waterfall and Midwood Trails in Prospect Park

Peaceful, relatively people-free spots for silence in New York City are a rare and precious thing. But now the Times wants us to spill our collective guts and pinpoint (literally) our favorite respites for an interactive map project.


On one hand, our curiosity is piqued: Are there fortresses of solitude that we've yet to discover? (Call us nosy, but we always like to know what our fellow denizens are up to.) At the same time, we can't imagine people are eager to divulge their hideaways, lest the hordes descend.


So, are you ready to give up your cherished little corner of Prospect Park? Or that little lakeside pagoda in Central Park? Sound off in the comments or on Twitter (@timeoutnewyork).


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