- This is New York City's oldest park, a designation it received in 1733. According to legend, over a century earlier, in 1626, Native Americans sold the island of Manhattan to the Dutch at this site.
- The Bowling Green Fence was erected in 1771 to protect a statue of King George III, which was destroyed in 1776, this iron fence is a rare reminder of New York City's Colonial era.
- 1st city park (1733). Created to allow Colonists to play a game called 9 pins. Look atop fence. Fence formerly had crown finials atop it; hacked off by colonists in 1766. More info avail via our blog
- Learn more about the historical significance of Bowling Green here: http://bit.ly/TPsoj3. Don't forget to check out the Museum of American Finance, located at 48 Wall Street!
- Oldest public park in NYC. Great Native American museum nearby, 7 days a week, FREE.
- It sure can get hot out here when playing. Treat yourself to some ice cream at Brewla Bars.
- After hearing the Declaration of Independence read aloud in 1776, a crowd tore down a statue of King George III that once stood here, destroying a symbol of monarchy and igniting a revolution.
- The oldest park in NYC
- The oldest public park in NYC -built in 1733 when the island name was still New Amsterdam- is actually a nice garden with flowers, benches and a charming fountain.See apartments available in the area
- Free WiFi!
- The Charging Bull is probably the most photographed by tourists. Whether it's the rear end or the front of the bull...it's mad crowded with ppl.
- Cute little park and a great place to kill time waiting for the Staten Island Ferry
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- Did you know that Bowling Green, the citys oldest existing park, was used for lawn bowling in 1733. Today, you will find many New Yorkers enjoying a bite in the park during their lunch break.
- Its fence is one of the oldest structures in Manhattan.
- If you can sit on a bench without dazed tour group members tripping over your feet you win a prize!
- The city often hosts special events in the park; farmer's markets, swap meets, etc. Check it out sometime.
- NYC Slavery and Underground Railroad Walking Tour
- Farmer's market every Tuesday and Thursday with great produce. Also has a stand with vegan food!