Secret Waterfall Is The Hidden Gem Shining In The Heart Of New York City
There are plenty of hidden attractions and secret places throughout the massive city that might surprise even some locals. Take for example this 25-foot waterfall flowing in the middle of Manhattan. Did you know there's a waterfall right in Midtown, Manhattan? Many haven’t come across this hidden sanctuary! The funny thing about this hidden gem is that many locals don’t even know about it. How is it possible that a waterfall gets unaccounted for in one of the world’s most visited cities? It is also located in the most densely populated area as well. Incredible!
New Yorkers have to elbow their way on teeming sidewalks and streets just to get anywhere. Amazingly, in a city where no space can be taken for granted, a secret waterfall park has emerged on the surface. A new campaign was launched to rezone the heart of Manhattan and protect the afternoon light falling on a beloved park that offers honey locust trees, azaleas, pansies and a 25-foot-high waterfall. It is a lush oasis in a neighborhood starved for green space! A great initiative!
The park is located on East 51st Street between Second and Third Avenues and is considered to be the precious hidden gem of NYC. Gail O. Caulkins, the president of the Greenacre Foundation and the granddaughter of the philanthropist Abby Rockefeller Mauze says that the city rezoning would allow taller buildings that could block its afternoon sun, endangering the plant life and making the spot colder, darker and far less inviting. This patch of greenery, which is known as Greenacre Park, a 1971 gift from a granddaughter of the industrialist John D. Rockefeller Sr., Abby Rockefeller, is at the center of a brewing battle between light and darkness as the city grows ever more vertical.
Greenarce Park is a privately-owned publicly-accessible vest-pocket park located on East 51st Street between Second and Third Avenues in the Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The park, which is owned by Greenacre Foundation, was a 1971 gift from the philanthropist Abby Rockefeller Mauzé, the daughter of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the granddaughter of John D Rockefeller.
The 6,360-square-foot (591 m2) park was assembled from three lots, which had previously been occupied by a store, a garage, and part of a synagogue. It features a 25-foot (7.6 m) waterfall, a trellis with heat lamps for chilly days, chairs and table, as well as honey locust trees, azaleas, and pansies, which together attract an average of 700 visitors a day.