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New York Botanical Garden Cactus House

New York Botanical Garden Cactus House

The cactus house at the New York Botanical Gardens is a uniquely landscaped display located inside the Enid A Haupt Conservatory. The historic glass house garden first opened to the public in 1902 and has maintained an exhibition of desert [...]

September 7, 2013 Bronx, Garden
Snug Harbor Cultural Center

Snug Harbor Cultural Center

Snug Harbor Cultural Center is one of Staten Island’s premier attractions and consists of a massive complex containing botanic gardens, museums and performing arts venues. The organization was founded in a historic residential development that once served as the nation’s [...]

July 7, 2013 Architecture, Garden, Museum, Staten Island
New York Sun Works

New York Sun Works

New York Sun Works is an exceptional and distinctive institution dedicated to promoting environmental science education and sustainability in urban areas. The non-profit organization is probably most noted for developing the famous Science Barge, a prototype floating farm that serves [...]

May 12, 2013 Culture, Garden, Manhattan
The Creative Little Garden

Creative Little Garden

The Creative Little Garden is a lovely community green space in the East Village that provides a perfect respite while exploring the historic neighborhood. The site features lush landscaping, with a wide variety of beautiful flowers, shady trees, trellis vines [...]

May 5, 2013 Garden, Manhattan, Parks
The Wyckoff House Museum

The Wyckoff House Museum

The Wyckoff House Museum was New York City’s first official historic landmark and is one of the oldest buildings standing in the five boroughs. The structure was built as the home of Dutch immigrant Pieter Claesen, who would later change [...]

May 4, 2013 Brooklyn, Garden, Historic Landmarks, Museum
Green Oasis Garden

Green Oasis Garden

Green Oasis Garden offers a beautiful and serene atmosphere to East Village residents and visitors. The green space, and others like it, have become emblematic of the community and represent a unique part of the neighborhood’s history. Like many similar sites in the [...]

May 1, 2013 Garden, Manhattan, Parks
Roosevelt Island Garden Club

Roosevelt Island Garden Club

The Roosevelt Island Garden Club is a beautiful property between Manhattan Park and the Octagon, comprised of over 130 individually maintained plots. The green space spans just over two acres in total, offering stunning views across the East River to [...]

January 28, 2013 Garden, Manhattan
Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory Wave Hill

Wave Hill Conservatory & Alpine House

The Wave Hill botanical garden is one of New York City’s most beautifully landscaped and scenic properties. The Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory and T.H. Everett Alpine House are two of the garden’s most interesting attractions, each containing amazing collections of [...]

November 27, 2012 Bronx, Garden
The David Rubenstein Atrium & Vertical Garden

The David Rubenstein Atrium & Vertical Garden

The Vertical Gardens at the Lincoln Center are housed in a community space located in the LEED-certified David Rubenstein Atrium. Formerly known as the Harmony Atrium, the center was completely redesigned by noted New York City firm Tod Williams Billie [...]

November 6, 2012 Architecture, Garden, Manhattan
M'Finda Kalunga Community Garden

M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden

The M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden is a scenic neighborhood green space located inside Sara Delano Roosevelt Park on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The community garden project was started in 1982 as a way to create usable green space for neighborhood [...]

October 18, 2012 Garden, Manhattan, Parks
Tudor City

Tudor City

Tudor City was the first residential skyscraper complex in the world and was named for England’s royal Tudor dynasty. The buildings were constructed in the late 1920s by developer Fred French and at the time was the largest single residential [...]

September 7, 2012 Architecture, Garden, Manhattan
Whats Out There Weekend

What’s Out There Weekend NYC

What’s Out There Weekend offers two days of free, informative and scenic tours through a variety of historically significant New York City landscapes. Organized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation, the event will take place throughout the five boroughs in parks [...]

September 4, 2012 All Boroughs, Architecture, Events, Free Admission, Garden, Manhattan, Parks, Tours
Central Park Conservatory Garden

Central Park Conservatory Garden

The Conservatory Garden is a stunning green space inside Central Park that first opened to the public in 1937. It is the only formal garden space in Central Park and features Italianate, French and English landscape architectural styles in autonomous [...]

August 11, 2012 Garden, Manhattan, Parks
La Plaza Cultural NYC

La Plaza Cultural

La Plaza Cultural is an outdoor theater and picturesque community green space in the heart of the East Village. The plaza functions as a venue for the preforming arts, a center for visual arts, a community garden and park. The [...]

July 28, 2012 Culture, Garden, Manhattan, Parks, Theater
Liz Christy Garden

Liz Christy Garden

The Liz Christy Garden is located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and provides a relaxing place to escape the busy neighborhood. The park was established in 1973 and was the first community garden in New York City. Founder and local [...]

July 18, 2012 Free Admission, Garden, Manhattan
The WFC Winter Garden

World Financial Center Winter Garden

The Winter Garden in the World Financial Center is a stunning 10 story glass enclosed atrium offering 20,000 square feet of entertainment facilities and indoor green space for public use.  Located in Battery Park City, the garden was designed by [...]

June 30, 2012 Architecture, City Views, Free Admission, Garden, Manhattan, Shopping
British Memorial Garden

The British Memorial Garden at Hanover Square

The British Memorial Garden was formerly known as Hanover Square Park, and is part of a historic public square that once served as the main commercial district in Manhattan. Dedicated as parkland in the 1950s, the triangular plot of land [...]

June 19, 2012 Culture, Garden, Manhattan, Parks
Sakura Park

Sakura Park

Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Sakura Park is among the most beautiful places in New York to see cherry blossom trees. The park is just over 2 acres and its land was originally purchased by the city from John [...]

May 17, 2012 City Landmarks, Concert, Garden, Kids, Leisure, Manhattan, Music, Parks, Recreation
New York City Wild Flower Week

New York City Wildflower Week

Wildflower Week, founded in 2008, is an excellent way to experience the more than 50,000 acres of parkland and green space in New York City.  The festival hosts a full week of events throughout the city including tours led by [...]

May 8, 2012 All Boroughs, Bronx, Brooklyn, Culture, Events, Free Admission, Garden, Hiking, Kids, Manhattan, Parks, Queens, Staten Island, Tours
The Metropolitan Museum Roof Garden & Bar

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Roof Garden

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Roof Garden is one of the most beautiful and romantic places for a cocktail in New York City. The terrace offers stunning panoramic views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. Open May through late [...]

April 28, 2012 Architecture, Art, Bar, City Landmarks, City Views, Culture, Food, Garden, Manhattan, Museum
Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival At The Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is widely recognized as having the largest and most varied collection of cherry trees outside of Japan. In April, the garden celebrates Hanami, a month long Japanese festival honoring the cherry blossom. Sakura Matsuri, a two [...]

April 26, 2012 Brooklyn, Culture, Events, Festival, Garden, Leisure, Music, Relaxation
Bartow Pell Mansion

Bartow-Pell Mansion

The Bartow-Pell Mansion is a historic country estate located in Pelham Bay Park. The mansion was built in the 1830’s by Robert Bartow, but the estate dates back to 1654, when Thomas Pell purchased the land. The stunning Federal style [...]

April 23, 2012 Architecture, Bronx, Culture, Garden, Historic Landmarks, Leisure, Museum, Parks
Elevated Acre

The Elevated Acre

The Elevated Acre can be found 30 feet above the East River, on the roof of the 15 story annex building of 55 Water Street. The full acre park overlooking the Financial District offers visitors a chance to take advantage [...]

April 22, 2012 City Views, Culture, Free Admission, Garden, Leisure, Manhattan, Parks
Queens Botanical Garden

Queens Botanical Garden

The Queens Botanical Garden began as a exhibit in the 1939 World’s Fair. At that time it was a 5 acre display called “Gardens on Parade.” The location officially became Queens Botanical Garden in 1948, and has since grown to [...]

March 22, 2012 City Landmarks, Culture, Garden, Leisure, Queens, Relaxation
Macy's Flower Show NYC 2012

Macy’s Flower Show 2012

Already known for an extravagant Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy’s Department Store began its annual Flower Show in San Francisco in 1946. The festival became so popular it spread to Macy’s stores across the country, most notably New York. For one [...]

March 21, 2012 Art, Culture, Events, Festival, Free Admission, Garden, Manhattan
Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

Sprawling across the roof of an industrial building, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm brings urban agriculture to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The 6,000 square foot garden grows a wide variety of fresh vegetables as well as raising chickens and Italian honey bees. The [...]

March 20, 2012 Brooklyn, City Landmarks, City Views, Free Admission, Garden, Shopping
Casita Rincón Criollo

La Casita Rincon Criollo

La Casita Rincon Criollo is a garden and Puerto Rican cultural center founded in 1987 by Don Jose Soto. Located in the South Bronx, the center has become a fundamental part of the community and neighborhood. La Casita offers programs [...]

January 21, 2012 Bronx, City Landmarks, Concert, Culture, Events, Free Admission, Garden, Music
Jacques Marchais Museum

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Hidden on Lighthouse Hill in a quiet residential neighborhood, the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is a cultural treasure few tourists see. The museum’s secluded location deters crowds and makes visiting a tranquil experience. The Museum was founded in [...]

January 2, 2012 Art, Culture, Garden, Museum, Staten Island
Rose Bank Shrine

Rose Bank Shrine

The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grotto, known as the Rose Bank Shrine, was built by an Italian immigrant who arrived in New York City in 1903. Vito Russo prayed to the saint that, if provided safe passage to America, [...]

December 3, 2011 Architecture, City Landmarks, Culture, Events, Festival, Free Admission, Garden, Historic Landmarks, Sites of Religious Importance, Staten Island
The Flower District NYC

The Flower District

Located in the heart of Chelsea, on 28th street between 6th and 7th Avenues, is the widest array of floral goods anywhere in the city. There are around fifteen garden stores on the block providing everything from Saudi Arabian palms [...]

December 2, 2011 City Landmarks, Free Admission, Garden, Manhattan, Shopping
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

In 1897 the New York State Legislature set aside 39 acres of land just east of Prospect Park in Brooklyn to become a botanical garden. Dr. Charles S. Gager, the garden’s founding director opened the space to the public in [...]

October 19, 2011 Brooklyn, City Landmarks, Events, Festival, Garden, Kids, Leisure, Parks
The Cloisters Museum & Gardens

The Cloisters & Fort Tryon

The Cloisters Museum and Fort Tryon Park are perched on the cliffs above the Henry Hudson River on the northern tip of Manhattan. The museum, built from stones imported from several abbeys in France, contains an extensive collection of Medieval [...]

October 18, 2011 Architecture, Art, Culture, Free Admission, Garden, Hiking, Historic Landmarks, Manhattan, Museum, Parks, Recreation
New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show

New York Botanical Gardens

Located by Fordham University in the Bronx, the New York Botanical Gardens is one of the premier plant conservatories in the United States. The grounds cover nearly 250 acres, and feature almost 50 different gardens, research facilities and laboratories, and [...]

October 17, 2011 Architecture, Bronx, City Landmarks, Garden, Historic Landmarks, Kids, Museum, Parks
Wave Hill

Wave Hill

A 28-acre public garden and cultural center in Riverdale, Wave Hill boasts an array of manicured gardens and stunning views of the Hudson River. Large greenhouses showcase some of the best examples of cacti, tropical plants and bonsai trees in [...]

October 17, 2011 Architecture, Bronx, City Landmarks, Garden, Hiking, Historic Landmarks, Kids, Leisure, Relaxation
The New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden (Jixing Garden)

The New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden (Jixing Garden)

Tucked away in the Staten Island Botanical Gardens at Snug Harbor, the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden is a unique example of traditional Chinese landscaping and architecture. Accented by coy ponds and waterfalls, footbridges and flowering trees, the garden is [...]

October 17, 2011 Architecture, City Landmarks, Culture, Garden, Historic Landmarks, Leisure, Parks, Staten Island