Yesterday I shared with you my day trip to Sag Harbor. Today I want to tell you about the hidden park I stumbled into on Sunday. On a typical Sunday, Ajay and I pick up coffee at La Colombe and walk around lower Manhattan. It’s amazing that while we take a walk every Sunday morning, we manage to find some place different and something different each week. This weekend, we found a hidden park.
Teardrop Park is in Battery Park City, between North End Avenue, River Terrace, and Murray and Warren Streets, behind 22 River Terrace. We first walked into an area with high rise luxury rentals and then saw the rock wall water feature. We knew we had found something unique. We had past the complex while walking on River Terrace several times but somehow had no idea there was a park inside!
The park is built on different levels by landscape architect Michael Van Valkenberg. You can walk up the rock steps and see a larger view of the area. There were four different sections, which include bench seating, a green area and a sand area with a large slide. There is also free wifi, so we will be coming back with computers and iPads! You are in the center of very, very tall brick buildings but it’s still somehow a serene environment. If you are walking by, you have to stop in and check it out.