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Samuel Paley, La Palina and CBS

When Samuel Paley (1875-1963) and his partners bought a network of 16 struggling stations known as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sila B
New York City, New York
Lovely Pocket Park

I came across this little park while walking down E. 53rd Street between Madison and Fifth avenues... read more

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3 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022-4200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When Samuel Paley (1875-1963) and his partners bought a network of 16 struggling stations known as Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System, he intended to use CBS to promote his La Palina cigars. Needless to say, the acquisition was a success. So was his currently less known...More

Thank Sila B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came across this little park while walking down E. 53rd Street between Madison and Fifth avenues. Only a few people sat by tables there, so it seemed the perfect place to get away from the hectic Midtown activity. A few steps lead up from...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Found this beautiful cafe when walking down a side street off 5th Avenue-felt like an oasis of calm amongst the bustle of the streets. Really good value and delicious fresh food-highly recommend the chicken club sandwich and also the coffee/bagel deal for $3. We visited...More

Thank Sophie_ab99
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Paley Park was an innovation when it opened in 1968. A vest pocket park, an oasis of calm in the middle of a bustling, hustling city. The waterfall at its northern end masks the relentless sounds of traffic and automobile horns outside. Plantings create a...More

1  Thank V581ZSdonb
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This cute little pocket park now exists where there once was a vacant lot. The waterfall is especially nice. We stopped by last week while walking in the area. A nice place to take a break, as we did.

Thank LWL3333
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

If you are doing a walk up 5th Avenue then you can include this little park by just popping in for 5 minutes and having a quick coffee to admire the water feature. Not really a park but more someone's garden. It is a private...More

1  Thank rayrest
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Paley Park is a 390m2 pocket park in Midtown Manhattan designed by Zion Breen Richardson Associates in 1967. This little oasis in the heart of the bustling city is often cited as one of the finest urban spaces in the United States. It's key to...More

Thank Nick and Angel S
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Nice place to stop and sit. Enjoy the water feature and a moment of peace. This is a private park space that is open to the public.

Thank lovetotraveloften
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great little spot away from the hustle and bustle of the city and is perfect for having a quick meal or relaxing

Thank Samantha B
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Agree it is a lovely oasis although it shouldn't be seen as a smokers oasis - it is a relief from the hustle and bustle of the city and a great spot for a coffee with the backdrop of the waterfall/

2  Thank RonWamberal
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the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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According to the website visit5thavenue . com, the park is always open!
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