Peaceful Places: New York City: 129 Tranquil Sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island [NOOK Book]

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Sensory overload may make for exciting urban life, but sometimes it's just too much. Kicking off a new series of city guides, 100 Peaceful Places: New York City leads both residents and visitors on an unexpected path. Author Evelyn Kanter shares the inspiring, restorative pockets she has come to love over a lifetime of exploring and living in New York City. While her native Manhattan serves up many calming spots, this unique guide reflects New York's colorful ethnic diversity, revealing the unexpected ...
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Peaceful Places: New York City: 129 Tranquil Sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island

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Overview


Sensory overload may make for exciting urban life, but sometimes it's just too much. Kicking off a new series of city guides, 100 Peaceful Places: New York City leads both residents and visitors on an unexpected path. Author Evelyn Kanter shares the inspiring, restorative pockets she has come to love over a lifetime of exploring and living in New York City. While her native Manhattan serves up many calming spots, this unique guide reflects New York's colorful ethnic diversity, revealing the unexpected sanctuaries, gardens, vistas, beaches, neighborhood strolls, and peaceful cafés that can be found throughout the city. And by knowing when to go or where to head once inside, visitors can escape the crowds even at popular, tourist-heavy destinations like Grand Central Station and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As a bonus, many of the sites offer free admission, and none are exorbitantly expensive.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897329002
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • Publication date: 3/12/2010
  • Series: Peaceful Places
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 216
  • File size: 10 MB

Table of Contents

Dedication viii

Acknowledgments ix

Three Paths to 129 Peaceful Places xi

Peaceful Places by Area xiii

Peaceful Places by Category xvii

Maps xxiii

The Author's Story 1

Main text: Peaceful Places Alphabetically (see below) 3

Bonus Section: Beyond New York City 178

About the Author 183

peaceful places alphabetically

1 African Burial Ground National Monument 3

2 Alley Pond Environmental Center 5

3 Aquatic Garden and Pergola, Wave Hill 6

4 Art Students League 8

5 Astor Court, Metropolitan Museum of Art 9

6 Astoria Park 10

7 Atlantic Avenue 12

8 Atlantic Bookshop 14

9 Battery Park and Castle Clinton National Monument 15

10 Bauman Rare Books 16

11 Biblical Garden, Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine 17

12 Big City Fishing, Pier 84, Hudson River Park 18

13 Boathouse, Prospect Park 20

14 Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks 21

15 Bookmarks Lounge, Library Hotel 22

16 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 23

17 Brooklyn Bridge Park 25

18 Brooklyn Heights Esplanade 26

19 Brooklyn Heights Self-Guided Walking Tour 28

20 Brooklyn Historical Society 30

21 Brooklyn Museum 32

22 Brookville Park 34

23 Bryant Park 35

24 Cadman Plaza Park 37

25 Café SFA, Saks Fifth Avenue 38

26 Campbell Apartment 40

27 Canarsie Pier, Gateway National Recreation Area 41

28 Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine 42

29 Celebrity Path, Brooklyn Botanic Garden 44

30 Channel Gardens, Rockefeller Center 45

31 Chartwell Booksellers 46

32 Chelsea Cove, Hudson River Park 47

33 Cherry Walk, Riverside Park 48

34 Chess Shops of Greenwich Village 49

35 City Hall Park 50

36 Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park 51

37 Columbia University Quad 53

38 Conservatory Garden, Central Park 55

39 Dead Horse Bay, Gateway National Recreation Area 56

40 Dyckman Farmhouse Museum 57

41 East Pond, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge 58

42 Elevated Acre 60

43 Floyd Bennett Field, Gateway National Recreation Area 61

44 Foley Square and Paine Park 62

45 Forbes Galleries 63

46 Ford Foundation Atrium 64

47 Fort Greene Park 65

48 Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area 66

49 Fort Totten Park 67

50 Fort Tryon Park 69

51 Governors Island 70

52 Grand Ferry Park 72

53 Greenacre Park 74

54 Greenbelt Nature Center, S. I. Greenbelt 75

55 Green-Wood Cemetery 76

56 Hall of Fame for Great Americans Colonnade 77

57 Harlem Meer, Central Park 79

58 Heights Books 80

59 High Line 81

60 Hudson River Park 82

61 Idlewild Books 83

62 Inwood Hill Park 84

63 Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art 86

64 Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum 87

65 Jacob Riis Park, Gateway National Recreation Area 89

66 Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art 90

67 Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden 92

68 Jefferson Market Branch Library 93

69 John Finley Walk, Carl Schurz Park 95

70 John Muir Nature Trail, Van Cortlandt Park 96

71 Linden Terrace, Fort Tryon Park 98

72 Little Red Lighthouse, Fort Washington Park 99

73 Lobby Lounge, Mandarin Oriental Hotel 100

74 Lullwater and Peninsula trails, Prospect Park 102

75 Madison Square Park 103

76 Metropolitan Museum of Art (selected rooms) 104

77 Morgan Library and Museum 105

78 Moses Mountain, S. I. Greenbelt 107

79 Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden 108

80 Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust 109

81 National Arts Club 110

82 New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building 111

83 New York State Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County 113

84 Onassis Cultural Center 115

85 Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park 116

86 Paley Park 118

87 Pier 45 and Pier 46, Hudson River Park 120

88 Plunge Bar and Lounge, Hotel Gansevoort 121

89 Poe Cottage, Poe Park 123

90 Promenade, Riverside Park 125

91 Radiance Tea House and Books 126

92 Ramble, Central Park 128

93 Ravine, Prospect Park 130

94 Riverside Park 131

95 Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park 133

96 Rockaway Beach (streets above Beach 70th) 134

97 Rockaway Beach (streets below Beach 70th) 135

98 Rockefeller Center Concourse 136

99 Roosevelt Island Tramway 138

100 Rubin Museum of Art 140

101 Scandinavia House 142

102 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 143

103 Shore Parkway Promenade 144

104 Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center 146

105 Socrates Sculpture Park 147

106 South Beach and Midland Beach 148

107 St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 149

108 Staten Island Ferry 150

109 Staten Island Zoo 152

110 Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, Brooklyn Museum 153

111 Steuben Glass 154

112 Stone Street 155

113 St. Paul's Chapel 157

114 Strand Books 158

115 Stuyvesant Square Park 159

116 Sutton Place Park 160

117 Top of the Rock 161

118 Tudor City Greens 162

119 Twin Islands and Kazimiroff Nature trails, Orchard Beach at Pelham Bay Park 163

120 230 Fifth 164

121 Unnamed Atrium 165

122 Van Cortlandt Park 166

123 Washington Square Park 168

124 Wave Hill 170

125 Western Promenade, Roosevelt Island 172

126 West Pond, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge 173

127 Winter Garden and Plaza, World Financial Center 174

128 Yelo Spa 176

129 Yeshiva University Museum 177

Bonus Section: Beyond New York City Author's Choice: Peaceful Day Trips

Hunter Mountain, Hunter, New York 179

Hyde Park, New York 180

Kykuit and Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York 181

New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve 182

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