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“You wouldn't miss it” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bowling Green

Bowling Green
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Lower Manhattan Tour: Wall Street and 911 Memorial
Ranked #186 of 1,068 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: Colonial gentlemen used to "bowl" here, at New York City's oldest park, paying one peppercorn per year for the privilege.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“You wouldn't miss it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

This was surprisingly disappointing. Not for any other reason than the fighting of tourists to get in front of the bull for pictures. Just when you think sensibility has taken over and people are allowing everybody time to do their own pictures - a new herd of tourists get bussed in and pure in front of you - pushing everybody else out of the way.

Has the world forgotten how to take things in turn?

Visited October 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 665 helpful votes
“Nice park with a fountain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

This park is next to Bowling green station and is at the stat of wall street. There are benches to sit and relax. There was a fare going on at the Bowling green Station Entrance. Lot of fresh juices, fruits and vegetables among other things were available. It was great to see lot of food, drink available there.
New york has many parks and it is fun going to these parks. Lot of greenery and nice place to sit and relax.

Visited September 2013
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Virginia Beach, VA
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“Pleasant Little Park in Lower Manhattan”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

If you find yourself in Lower Manhattan and you want to see the bull statue on Broadway, spend a few minutes sitting in Bowling Green, the adjacent park. I enjoy little spots of greenery in NYC, and this is a nice one for a quick rest stop.

Visited June 2013
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“See the Bull!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

A mixed area of residential and work places Lots of places to eat and drink, subway entrance, and the Wall Street Bull to photograph.

Visited May 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful little park in the heart of the financial district”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

A must if you are visiting the Financial District to see Wall Street or the charging bull. There were beautiful flowers all around this great little park and benches to relax on after lots of walking. The bull is right next to it too so you can do that at the same time. All in all, it is a neat open space in the narrow streets of the area. Plus, it's NYC's oldest park which is a neat distinction!

Visited April 2013
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