Astor Place Rest Stop

The next rest stop is the Astor Place Rest Stop, or “The Citi Experience,” at approximately at East 8th Street.

At this rest stop, it will be possible to climb Mount Everest without ever having to leave New York City. With The Citi Mobile Everest 360 experience participants can finally see and feel what it is like to reach the summit of the world’s tallest mountain in an interactive virtual reality experience.

Also located within the Citi Experience is a short New York City centric mini golf course. Mini Golf NYC is a five hole mini golf course with a hole representing each of the five boroughs, including a Citi Field hole for Queens and a Brooklyn Bridge hole for Brooklyn.

In another attempt to motivate people to get outside of their vehicles and walk, a dog park is going to be located at the Astor Place Rest Stop called Paws and Play Dog Park. The park will have grass patches for dogs to run and play, small pools for them to splash around in, and an agility course will also be set up within the park. The Paws and Play Dog Park will apply the same rules as NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and if you or your canine friend are in need to cool down, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection will have portable water fountains at the Astor Place Rest Stop, as well as the other five rest stops.