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New York's Secret Gardens: Follow The Map!

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Sometimes one needs a good secret garden to get a way from the hustle and bustle of life in the big parks. New York City's parks are rightfully famous. As salient green reservoirs in our packed urban landscape they've become as recognizable as the city's skyline. Right from their very beginning though, this means that our parks have always been quite crowded. A recent visit to Central Park seemed as populated as a stroll through Times Square. Fortunately, there are a number of smaller pools of tranquility dotting our landscape. They are gardens, so there's little chance of having to fend off errant frisbee throws, or unpleasantly find a speeding cyclists while lost in thought. They are an opportunity to cultivate your thoughts and if not stopping, slowing one's motion through the city to an unnatural pace of relaxed appreciation.

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1. Garden at The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields

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487 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014

2. 6th & B Garden

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E 6th St & Avenue B
New York, NY 10009

3. Central Park Conservatory Garden

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E 105th St
New York, NY 10029

4. Garden at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum

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421 E 61st St
New York, NY 10065

5. Wave Hill Gardens

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Independence Ave & W 249th St
Bronx, NY 10471

6. Tudor City Greens

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25 Tudor City Pl
New York, NY 10017

7. Greenacre Park

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8. Green Dome Garden

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229 N 12th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

9. West Side Community Garden

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142 W 89th St
New York, NY 10024

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1. Garden at The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

487 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014

2. 6th & B Garden

E 6th St & Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

E 6th St & Avenue B
New York, NY 10009

3. Central Park Conservatory Garden

E 105th St, New York, NY 10029

E 105th St
New York, NY 10029

4. Garden at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum

421 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065

421 E 61st St
New York, NY 10065

5. Wave Hill Gardens

Independence Ave & W 249th St, Bronx, NY 10471

Independence Ave & W 249th St
Bronx, NY 10471

6. Tudor City Greens

25 Tudor City Pl, New York, NY 10017

25 Tudor City Pl
New York, NY 10017

7. Greenacre Park

51st Street between Second and Third Avenues

8. Green Dome Garden

229 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

229 N 12th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

9. West Side Community Garden

142 W 89th St, New York, NY 10024

142 W 89th St
New York, NY 10024