5. Septuagesimo Uno, Upper West Side
The smallest park in the five boroughs, Septuagesimo Uno is only 0.04 acres. As Untapped contributor Alex McQuilkin put it, this park is “like a short, awkward cousin in a family photo.” The story of this park starts with the Vest Pocket Park Campaign in the 1960s when the NYC mayor John Lindsay decided the city should go green and have more breathing space. If this park looks familiar to you, it’s probably because it was featured in Little Manhattan, starring baby Josh Hutcherson. Find it on 256 W 71st street — it may also be the only park with a street address.
Ditch that ridiculous night club all the millennials are running to. Come over to the quieter side–we think you’ll like it.
For another more places to find peace and quiet in New York City, check out this nature sanctuary in Central Park, and these 8 abandoned islands near the city. There’s also a handy map on where to find quiet spots in this bustling city.