- Paperback: 126 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Parks Publishing; 1 edition (December 17, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615921035
- ISBN-13: 978-0615921037
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.3 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Thank you in advance for helping me spread the word about those 'little green spaces in the middle of the city.'
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A real guide would have public transportation directions, nearest restrooms, hours, etc.
Most New Yorkers walk fast and always seem to be in a rush. They want to get across the street first to get to a meeting, hail that cab or be the first to find that empty seat on the subway. But sometimes, in their hurry, they might miss the beauty that surrounds them in such a big, unique and beautiful city. In her new book, O'Brien helps to take us away from the hustle and bustle of the city to highlight the best pocket parks, hidden and beautiful spaces that you might not have heard much about.
And O'Brien has done all the work. From the first pocket park, Revered Linnette C. Williamson Memorial Park to Continental Towers, O'Brien highlights who created the parks, writes about the special features, sculptures, waterfalls and fountains. She also describes the seating, the food options around the area and smartly advises which parks have public rest rooms available. And in an age when prices are continually rising, it's nice to be able to find great places that you can visit for little or no money at all.
And, it's pretty much impossible to get lost. Each park has a full photo above it with the best places to enter and with nearby subway lines.
If you want to learn which park has a green market or which has a drinking fountain with this inscription: "On this site in 1897, nothing happened," then you need to get this guide.
Whether you are a native New Yorker or not, this book is sure to have a 'little sanctuary' that will interest you.
What a perfect guide to have with you as you explore all that New York City has to offer. There is bound to be a Pocket Park on the way to your favorite attraction, or around the corner from your office. I look forward to my next trip, and the ability to appreciate these spaces for what they are, and to have an understanding of what brought them to NYC in the first place. Don't plan your trip (or head out to eat your brown bag lunch in the City) without this book!