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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I sat on one of the many benches in this little park at the end of Broadway in Lower Manhattan, exhausted from my visit to the Charging Bull at its northern end. Visitors, young and old there, had vied for photo positions by the iconic sculpture, keeping those, who simply wanted to see it, at bay. Luckily, the crowd had not spilled over to this lovely refuge, which is the oldest public park in New York City. Built in 1733, the park held a lawn bowling green then, and it still has its original 18th-century fence.

The well-maintained park provides a pretty place to relax, with flowers, tall shade trees, a big fountain and earlier-era lamp posts. On its southern end, the former U.S. Custom house now provides space for the National Museum of the American Indian. Filled with history, the land here even supposedly marks the spot where the legendary sale of Manhattan to Peter Minuit occurred in 1626. After resting for a while, I continued to Battery Park, just across the street from the museum.

Thank Rumples
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Bowling Green is a nice little park in the financial district of New York City, and is located at the end of Broadway. It is a nice small public park with lots of history. According to the history, it was built in 1733 with bowling green lawn (that is the name of the park now). A very nice place to sit and watch people. There are benches, water fountian, and most of all, the Charging Bull at the Northern end of the Park. Tourists get of the bus and the Subway and they automatically rush to the Bull.

Thank Prawet J
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

This is the Oldest Park in New York and is a nice little Oasis in among the Sky Scrapers, the Raging Bull Statue is located on the north side of the Park

There is a nice fountain in the middle of the park.

Thank 235AndrewR
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

The Bowling green couldn't be used for a bowling green imho, but its a cute little park in the financial district of New York, with a lovely little fountain in it, worth a visit and catch your breathe while wandering lower Manhatten.

Thank TeamWard
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

it is a little beautiful park near the Financial District. We took a short rest end enjoyed it. As we were there in the evening, it was not crowded. Charging Bull is near.

Thank romanshorner
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Bowling Green Park is in the Financial District at Broadway & Whitehall St. This is the oldest public park in NYC. It’s surrounded by the original 18th Century fence, which is of course the oldest. This was built in 1733 in what was then known as New Amsterdam. In 1626, Peter Minuit, bought Manhattan on this site. George Washington lived here & was inaugurated as our 1st President at Federal Hall, which is just down the street. Across the street from the park is the Alexander Hamilton US Custom House. The original structure that was here, but was destroyed by fire, was to be our President’s home. However, the government was temporarily moved to Philadelphia before it was decided it would permanently be in Washington DC. This park is on the Register of Historical Places.
In the middle of the park is a beautiful fountain that’s surrounded by bright colorful flowers that just make you relax in all this busyness. You can sit & people watch if only at The Charging Bull. This little park is my second favorite in NYC.

Thank jodih792
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

In New York every corner that always something to see, here we arrived after the Statue of Liberty, a lot of people, could not miss the photo with the bull, of the Italian sculptor, both in front and behind. Children have fun

Thank SalvatoreCandiano
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We sat in this small park with a drink for a bit of a chill out and respite for a while. Benches surround the nice fountain and a nice place to sit for a while and grab a bit of peace, as most people do seem to ignore it.

Thank eyebloke
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

"Bowling Green" at that time had acquired some significance, so I stopped in my tracks when I suddenly espied it! There's a small garden there - a quiet oasis in this humungous city.

The iconic Charging Bull, and the Fearless Girl are nearby. The latter is my favourite. I love the way she's staring down the Bull!

Thank 22Senior_travels
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

The park is the oldest park in New York. I loved the the beautiful landscaped sitting area with vibrant red tulips and fountain.A peaceful place to rest, take photos and scout your next adventure.... Which would probably be taking a photo around the CHARGING BULL OF WALLSTREET.Good luck with that.. As people dangle from every point of this animals bronzed body my desire faded. This bull cant get any rest.. I found that late at night the crowd will thin enough to get close. Bowly Green has the NYFilm school near, also Street vendors for hot dogs. Large Native American and Central America Museum to the left of the fountain as well and the National archives building is housed inside. Subway acess is right there. While visitng I woke up every morning and walked to the fountain area to sit and enjoy the beautiful weather and architecture on the historic buildings.

Thank Cathy R
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