3. Worldwide Plaza: Former Madison Square Garden Site

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Worldwide Plaza, located at 825 8th Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets, is an impressive surprise tucked away alongside busy 8th Avenue. Built on one of the old Madison Square Garden sites, it is owned by the surrounding buildings. With both moveable and stationary seating surrounding a large fountain in the center, this park is kept very clean, comfortable and accessible to visitors. Enter from 8th Avenue and you will be treated to the glorious view of the park as you exit the circular retail arcade at the back of the building. At the subway entrance, you’ll also find fun urban art on the windows.