Places tagged Recreation

Place Name Neighborhood Borough
Forbidden Planet Greenwich Village Manhattan Famous seller of comic books and graphic novels
Fort Greene Park Fort Greene Brooklyn Brooklyn's first public park
Fort Hill Park St. George Staten Island Community-initiated park, once site of military fortifications
Fruit Street Sitting Area Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Park with views of Lower Manhattan and the harbor
Gaelic Park Kingsbridge Bronx Sports arena and gathering place enjoyed by Irish immigrants
Gantry Plaza State Park Hunters Point Queens Former industrial site transformed into a park
Garden at 111 E. 85th St. Yorkville Manhattan Lush urban garden with fishpond
God's Park Bench Brooklyn Flat rocks at the geographical center of NYC with unparalleled views of Lower Manhattan
Golden Swan Garden West Village Manhattan Urban oasis on the former site of a beloved dive bar
Goodhue Center New Brighton Staten Island Open space and home to recreational programs for children sponsored by the Children's Aid Society
Governors Island Governors Island Manhattan Former military base now transformed into a public park
Gowanus Canal Conservancy Gowanus Brooklyn Environmental non-profit organization advocating for a healthy Gowanus Canal Watershed
Grand Ferry Park Williamsburg Brooklyn Pocket park next to the East River in Williamsburg
Green Meadows Farm Floral Park Queens Farm with educational and visitor programs
Greenacre Park Midtown Manhattan "Vest-pocket park" in Midtown Manhattan
High Line (formerly High Line Elevated Railroad) Chelsea Manhattan Manhattan's first and only elevated all-freight rail service, now an innovative park
Highbridge Park, Pool & Water Tower Washington Heights Manhattan Waterfront park in northern Manhattan
Holcombe Rucker Park Harlem Manhattan Harlem park named for community activist and basketball league founder
Inwood Hill Park Inwood Manhattan Large and beautiful park along the Hudson offering NYC's last natural forest and the Urban Ecology Center
John Jay Pool Yorkville Manhattan WPA project pool opened in 1940 on the East River
Kingston Park (St. Andrews Playground) Crown Heights Brooklyn Ball fields and courts are well used at this Crown Heights park
Kissena Velodrome Pomonok Queens A cyclists' track built in the 1960s and active today
Kosciusko Pool Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Cooling Bedford-Stuyvesant all summer long
La Perla Garden Manhattan Valley Manhattan A dangerous lot rehabilitated into a vibrant community garden
La Plaza Cultural East Village Manhattan A vast community garden and performance space
Lafayette Monument Park Slope Brooklyn Popular meeting place
Loew's 175th Theater, Washington Heights (former) Washington Heights Manhattan Once, the most elegant movie theater in the city
Loew's Paradise Theater (former) Fordham Bronx Sumptuous former movie palace turned theater
Long Island Motor Parkway (former) Queens First limited-access roadway opened in the world
Luna Park (site of) Coney Island Brooklyn One of Coney Island's most storied amusement parks
Mapes Ballfields East Tremont Bronx A dangerous lot transformed into a public amenity
Maple Lanes Bensonhurst Brooklyn Classic bowling alley in Bensonhurst
McBurney YMCA Chelsea Manhattan A jewel in the city's YMCA system
McCarren Pool Greenpoint Brooklyn Public pool, now open as a venue for shows and events
Metropolitan Oval Maspeth Queens The city's oldest soccer field
Miccio Center of the Police Athletic League Red Hook Brooklyn Offers recreational and educational programs for children
Minton's Playhouse Stickball Field Central Harlem Manhattan Where jazz musicians held stickball games
New York City Garden District East Village Manhattan A constellation of community gardens, many threatened by development
North Bronx Bikeway (Mosholu-Pelham Greenway) Pelham Bay Park Bronx Scenic bike path from Van Cortlandt to Pelham Park
Orchard Beach Pelham Bay Park Bronx Popular beach on Long Island Sound
Owl's Head Park Bay Ridge Brooklyn Spacious and scenic Bay Ridge Park
Paradise Garage (former) Greenwich Village Manhattan Underground nightclub from 1970s-80s
Park Plaza and Park Palace East Harlem Manhattan Dance hall dubbed the "birthplace of New York Latin dance music"
Parkchester Branch of the New York Public Library Parkchester Bronx Invaluable community educational institution
Pelham Bay Park Pelham Bay Bronx NYC's largest park property
Pier 45 West Village Manhattan Hudson River Park pier and location of many outdoor festivities
Police Athletic League Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Young people's centers, Play Streets and summer camps
Postcrypt Coffeehouse Morningside Heights Manhattan Since 1964, a gathering place at Columbia University
Prospect Park Prospect Heights Brooklyn Sprawling Olmstead & Vaux park in Brooklyn
Queens Botanical Garden Flushing Queens Where people, plants, and cultures meet