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Tucked into a small industrial park on the western side of the McGraw-Hill Building is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, a waterfall doubling as a pathway due to the plate-glass tube running through it that allows the water to fall around passersby. It was added to the park sometime after the park was built in 1970.

While there is little space for seating, the spot is an often-photographed attraction for tourists only a two minute walk from Times Square. The waterfall sounds strangely like a relaxing rainfall as you enter the tunnel. Be warned, however; if you’re seeking a picture under the tunnel, you may need to wait your turn.

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Next, read about a slightly more famous pocket park, the Bowling Green in South Ferry, Manhattan. Get in touch with the author @jinwoochong.

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