12. Hidden Foundation at 200 West 60th Street

Concerto Apartments-200 West 60th St-POPS-Pocket Parks-Upper West Side-NYC

This space behind the Concerto Apartments at 200 West 60th St. on the northwest corner of Amsterdam Avenue actually sits on the north side of 59th Street. It is slightly elevated above street level by a series of convenient ramps, so it looks as if it is a private space belonging to the building behind it. The concrete benches built into the surrounding masonry and a simple water fountain in the center make it a nice stop for the mommies, nannies and nearby workers alike, and a good place to catch some shade when the building casts the park in shadow later in the day.