Bowling Green
Bowling Green
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Colonial gentlemen used to "bowl" here, at New York City's oldest park, paying one peppercorn per year for the privilege.
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Address
Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Whitehall St – South Ferry • 2 min walk
  • South Ferry • 3 min walk
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srpanderson70
Milton, FL301 contributions
May 2022
The BULL at one end, and the Native American Museum at the other. Nice little stroll in between. The museum is free admission.
Written 18 May 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,476 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
The Bowling Green in lower Manhattan is a nice little park. It’s near the Raging Bull which is the symbol of Wall Street. Nice park!
Written 5 February 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,749 contributions
Oct 2021
It's a pretty little park at the tip of the island and near Wall Street. A welcome green space in a very densely-developed area and also historic.
Written 7 December 2021
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SuperTed19
Madison, WI763 contributions
Sept 2021
This is a small park - but, really, what park that doesn’t rhyme with Pentral Sark in New York isn’t? - but it is quite nice. The metal fence provides a bit of separation from the hustle and bustle nearby, and the benches are quite nice for catching your breath or just relaxing for a while. Speaking of that metal fence, one may notice that the taller posts appear to have all been cut shorter than they once were. Hmmm…. Whatever could have happened here?
Written 14 October 2021
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA2,011 contributions
Sept 2021
This is a pretty, small park with trees, grass and plenty of benches. It also has a beautiful large fountain. This may not be worth a separate trip, but if you are visiting the Museum, that is right next to the park, you may want to come into the park and sit and eat a snack, for example.
Written 24 September 2021
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,476 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
Small green that I am sure looks amazing in spring and also looks good in winter. Near to the Wall Street Bull.
Written 4 March 2020
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mikesierra
Bourne, UK1,995 contributions
Dec 2019
A great area on Broadway at the lower end of the financial district and directly opposite the American Indian Museum in the architecturally interesting Old Customs House. At the north end is the Charging Bull statue for a photo stop. Dating back to the17th century it was used as a cattle market and in the18th century had a large statue of English King George III. It’s in a great area to visit just north of Battery Park so worth including in a walking tour of Lower Manhattan. In December, when we visited, there was a rather poor French Christmas Market here too.
Written 4 January 2020
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Stanley S
Winter Garden, FL545 contributions
Dec 2019
Allegedly a recreation of the legendary Christmas Market of Strasbourg and sponsored by them. I did not see this heavily advertised and perhaps it is the reason it appeared to not be heavily visited unless it was visited during the day by the local hordes of workers from the financial district. We went on A Saturday night and by the time we left Lombardi's and got here everything was closed up and there were others wandering about perhaps wondering as us, where was everything. The market was to be open till 9 PM according to the website but at 7:30 everything was closed and gone. We saw a few booths numbering less than 15 and in the style of European Markets but it was difficult to tell what they were selling or offering. Maybe it was different during the day but we were disappointed and would have stayed in Little Italy had we known what to expect. If this venture is to be successful, I suggest finding a new less more mainstream location and promote it better.
Written 29 December 2019
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Lane the English traveller
Huddersfield, UK569 contributions
Sept 2019 • Couples
The place where the financial district and tourist areas meet. It's a nice area but very busy. Be prepared to struggle to get a photo with the bull.
Written 29 September 2019
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sdhomegirl
South Dakota142 contributions
Jun 2019
I'm guessing the trick to truly enjoying Bowling Green is all in the timing - not at lunch on a Friday, as happened to us. We were still excited to see the Charging Bull and the park in person, but there was no place to sit and enjoy because of the crowds. Just plan your timing better than we did. :)
Written 19 August 2019
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