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On the route of the Atlantic Flyway for the bald eagle, it's an ideal place for migrating birds and visitors to rest, refuel. Once summer arrives, the neighborhood playground known as Thomas Jefferson... Read More
On the route of the Atlantic Flyway for the bald eagle, it's an ideal place for migrating birds and visitors to rest, refuel. Once summer arrives, the neighborhood playground known as Thomas Jefferson Park throngs with families when the outdoor pool opens. Set between East 111-114th Streets & First Ave. in East Harlem, just a few blocks from the top of Museum Mile. A friendly place to rest, run, shoot hoops or, in April join the Annual Street Games sponsored by the Walt Disney Company. Free wifi throughout. Its proximity to Museum Mile makes this a rest stop with benefits. Trains 6/110 St.
1 Ave., Fdr Dr., Bet. E. 111 St. And E. 114 St., Manhattan
New York, NY
- Parks: "Book a walking tour of East Harlem's murals with East Harlem Preservation (http://eastharlempreservation.org/) or the Historic Districts Council (www.hdc.org) for insight into this energetic enclave, walk to Fifth Avenue to visit Museum of the City of New York and the Museo del Barrio (good lunch spot); across Fifth Avenue is the Conservatory Garden, a gem."
- Best for Parks Because: Known for its multi-ethnic flavor, architecture, and as a hotbed of political activism that includes preserving the distinct qualities of this neighborhood.