Best green in New York

Check out the top green in New York, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
1. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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36 local reviews
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
+1 718-760-6565
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Sean
The city’s second-biggest park a day and it’ll show you the world: Its most enduring icon is the Unisphere, t…
Laura
897 acre park, home to the US Open and complete with bicycling, greenways, indoor Aquatic Center, boating, sai…
Brooke
This big, green park is home to the World's Fair, Queens Zoo, Queens Art Museum, Botanical Gardens, and Queens…
1. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
1. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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36 local reviews
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
+1 718-760-6565
Sean
Sean
The city’s second-biggest park a day and it’ll show you the world: Its most enduring icon is the Unisphere, the mammoth steel globe created…
Laura
Laura
897 acre park, home to the US Open and complete with bicycling, greenways, indoor Aquatic Center, boating, sailing, promenade, Meadow Lake, …
Brooke
Brooke
This big, green park is home to the World's Fair, Queens Zoo, Queens Art Museum, Botanical Gardens, and Queens Hall of Science.
2. Union Square
2. Union Square
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101 local reviews
Union Square, Manhattan
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Kelly
Union Square is a nice walk north and great for people watching. Between the Green Market, ample shopping, fo…
John
Union Square is a major transportation hub in Manhattan. It is at the intersection of the East Village, Greenw…
Michelangelo
Union Square Greenmarket is one of the very best places to shop for fresh produce in NYC. Local farmers sell f…
2. Union Square
2. Union Square
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101 local reviews
Union Square, Manhattan
Kelly
Kelly
Union Square is a nice walk north and great for people watching. Between the Green Market, ample shopping, food choices and the Holiday Mar…
John
John
Union Square is a major transportation hub in Manhattan. It is at the intersection of the East Village, Greenwich Village, and Union Square …
Michelangelo
Michelangelo
Union Square Greenmarket is one of the very best places to shop for fresh produce in NYC. Local farmers sell fresh warm breads, honeys, vege…
3. Brooklyn Botanic Garden
3. Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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367 local reviews
990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 718-623-7200
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Alice
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a beautiful oasis in a busy city. The large greenhouse has year-round attractions a…
Jennie
The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens are wonderful & a nice green haven while you're in the city. Enter on Eastern …
Leah
One of my favorite spots. Gorgeous flowers, lovely green houses, fantastic bonsai collection, seasonal events…
3. Brooklyn Botanic Garden
3. Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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367 local reviews
990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 718-623-7200
Alice
Alice
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a beautiful oasis in a busy city. The large greenhouse has year-round attractions and the seasonal surprises alwa…
Jennie
Jennie
The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens are wonderful & a nice green haven while you're in the city. Enter on Eastern Pkwy closer to Washington Ave,…
Leah
Leah
One of my favorite spots. Gorgeous flowers, lovely green houses, fantastic bonsai collection, seasonal events. Free entry on Saturdays befor…
4. Five Leaves
4. Five Leaves
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132 local reviews
18 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 718-383-5345
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Paulina
A bit of a trek as it is right on the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint, but incredibly worth it. Beautifu…
Carol
Brunch at this hip Greenpoint joint features pastries from Nolita’s Ceci Cela and entrées like spiced chia pud…
Anji
A local fave. Outside cafe tables look onto the park and are great for stylish people watching. This chill Gr…
4. Five Leaves
4. Five Leaves
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132 local reviews
18 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 718-383-5345
Paulina
Paulina
A bit of a trek as it is right on the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint, but incredibly worth it. Beautiful restaurant serving the best …
Carol
Carol
Brunch at this hip Greenpoint joint features pastries from Nolita’s Ceci Cela and entrées like spiced chia pudding with pears, ricotta panca…
Anji
Anji
A local fave. Outside cafe tables look onto the park and are great for stylish people watching. This chill Greenpoint bistro offers New Ame…
5. Washington Square Park
5. Washington Square Park
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117 local reviews
Washington Square Park, New York
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Razi Thomas
Historic Greenwich Village concrete-&-green park known for its stately arch & prime people-watching. Amazing l…
Carla
Washington Square Park is a public park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York Cit…
Ksenia & Masha
During warmer months, this park is one of the best people-watching spots in the city. Live music, live perform…
5. Washington Square Park
5. Washington Square Park
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117 local reviews
Washington Square Park, New York
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
Razi Thomas
Razi Thomas
Historic Greenwich Village concrete-&-green park known for its stately arch & prime people-watching. Amazing local student bands, piano play…
Carla
Carla
Washington Square Park is a public park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City. One of the best known of Ne…
Ksenia & Masha
Ksenia & Masha
During warmer months, this park is one of the best people-watching spots in the city. Live music, live performances. Filled with locals, tou…
6. The Brooklyn Label
6. The Brooklyn Label
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8 local reviews
180 Franklin Street
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 718-609-1901
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Nora
American Cafe. Lots of Greenpoint flavor. Good breakfast, but pretty average otherwise. Although they do a …
Linda
It's a quick ride down the L train to the Greenpoint Ave stop and then a quick walk to outstanding food and co…
Nora
American Cafe. Lots of Greenpoint flavor. Good breakfast, but pretty average otherwise. Although they do a …
6. The Brooklyn Label
6. The Brooklyn Label
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8 local reviews
180 Franklin Street
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 718-609-1901
Nora
Nora
American Cafe. Lots of Greenpoint flavor. Good breakfast, but pretty average otherwise. Although they do a cold-brewed iced coffee, which…
Linda
Linda
It's a quick ride down the L train to the Greenpoint Ave stop and then a quick walk to outstanding food and coffee all day, great food and d…
Nora
Nora
American Cafe. Lots of Greenpoint flavor. Good breakfast, but pretty average otherwise. Although they do a cold-brewed iced coffee, which…
7. McCarren Park
7. McCarren Park
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204 local reviews
776 Lorimer St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 212-639-9675
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Kaitlyn
Beautiful green space to people watch, have a picnic, read a book, or run on the track. Just steps from resta…
Susanne
A large park between Williamsburg and Greenpoint. On Saturdays there is a farmer's market. You can find a dog …
Wenting
A park equally valued and cherished in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, McCarren Park is the site of endless games…
7. McCarren Park
7. McCarren Park
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204 local reviews
776 Lorimer St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 212-639-9675
Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn
Beautiful green space to people watch, have a picnic, read a book, or run on the track. Just steps from restaurants, bars, ice cream shops,…
Susanne
Susanne
A large park between Williamsburg and Greenpoint. On Saturdays there is a farmer's market. You can find a dog run, places for ball games and…
Wenting
Wenting
A park equally valued and cherished in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, McCarren Park is the site of endless games of kickball, soccer, baseball…
8. Brooklyn Bowl
8. Brooklyn Bowl
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162 local reviews
61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
+1 718-963-3369
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Sheetal
A bowling-dining-music combo set in a renovated Williamsburg iron foundry that’ll become the city’s first leed…
Dea
Brooklyn Bowl is a music venue, bowling alley and restaurant in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New…
Ed And Heather
A great place to see some music, to meet friends for drinks, or to get in a game of bowling.
8. Brooklyn Bowl
8. Brooklyn Bowl
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162 local reviews
61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
+1 718-963-3369
Sheetal
Sheetal
A bowling-dining-music combo set in a renovated Williamsburg iron foundry that’ll become the city’s first leed-certified green bowl-o-drome
Dea
Dea
Brooklyn Bowl is a music venue, bowling alley and restaurant in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. It is known for its hig…
Ed And Heather
Ed And Heather
A great place to see some music, to meet friends for drinks, or to get in a game of bowling.
9. Bryant Park
9. Bryant Park
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83 local reviews
Bryant Park, New York
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 212-768-4242
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Katie
In the summer, free Monday Movie Nights, Reading Room and green space to enjoy. In the winter, shopping a tre…
Martha
This beautiful park is located behind the Library of New York. Clean, beautiful flowers, well kept with food, …
Evan
Green space behind the NY Public Library's main branch, with 4 acres, food kiosks, shops and ice skating in th…
9. Bryant Park
9. Bryant Park
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83 local reviews
Bryant Park, New York
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 212-768-4242
Katie
Katie
In the summer, free Monday Movie Nights, Reading Room and green space to enjoy. In the winter, shopping a tree and an ice rink (great alter…
Martha
Martha
This beautiful park is located behind the Library of New York. Clean, beautiful flowers, well kept with food, big lawn, and fountain. Such a…
Evan
Evan
Green space behind the NY Public Library's main branch, with 4 acres, food kiosks, shops and ice skating in the Winter.
10. Madiba
10. Madiba
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41 local reviews
195 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn
+1 718-855-9190
BarRestaurantFood
Vivienne
I've been to this South African gem in Fort Greene twice. Their salmon burger with chips & monkey gland ribs a…
Julie
My macrobiotic friend from Germany found some great food to eat here at this pricy but super popular South Afr…
Tim
This was the first cool restaurant to come into Fort Greene. South African fare with a great atmosphere. Get s…
10. Madiba
10. Madiba
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41 local reviews
195 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn
+1 718-855-9190
Vivienne
Vivienne
I've been to this South African gem in Fort Greene twice. Their salmon burger with chips & monkey gland ribs are good. The ambiance is very …
Julie
Julie
My macrobiotic friend from Germany found some great food to eat here at this pricy but super popular South African restaurant. Sit at an ou…
Tim
Tim
This was the first cool restaurant to come into Fort Greene. South African fare with a great atmosphere. Get some chicken livers peri peri, …
11. Greene Grape Provisions
11. Greene Grape Provisions
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28 local reviews
767 Fulton St, Brooklyn
+1 718-233-2700
Grocery or supermarketStoreFood
Collin
High quality groceries. Little pricey but great local options and people are very nice. A Fort Greene staple!
Devon
This is actually a very nice grocery store, but there are a few little cafes and shops worth checking out on t…
Johnny
Great market for all high quality meat produce and groceries. Many sustainable, organic and local choices. Thi…
11. Greene Grape Provisions
11. Greene Grape Provisions
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28 local reviews
767 Fulton St, Brooklyn
+1 718-233-2700
Collin
Collin
High quality groceries. Little pricey but great local options and people are very nice. A Fort Greene staple!
Devon
Devon
This is actually a very nice grocery store, but there are a few little cafes and shops worth checking out on this stretch of Fulton in Fort …
Johnny
Johnny
Great market for all high quality meat produce and groceries. Many sustainable, organic and local choices. This place is like Whole Foods bu…
12. East River State Park
12. East River State Park
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88 local reviews
90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 718-782-2731
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Rebecca
On the water, views of the city, lots of green area to lay or play. Right next to Smorgasburg on the weekends.
Matt
Green space with a nice view of the skyline.
J
A lovely walk along the river.
12. East River State Park
12. East River State Park
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88 local reviews
90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 718-782-2731
Rebecca
Rebecca
On the water, views of the city, lots of green area to lay or play. Right next to Smorgasburg on the weekends.
Matt
Matt
Green space with a nice view of the skyline.
J
J
A lovely walk along the river.