This park characterized the northern spans of Manhattan until the island’s populace detonated after the Civil War. Nowadays it’s a much-welcome desert garden from Manhattan’s persistent pace, with a well-known youngsters’ play area, canine run territory, and the Shake Shack burger joint. It’s likewise one of the city’s most refined parks, with exceptionally charged craftsmanship establishments and (in the hotter months) exercises running from artistic conversations to unrecorded music gigs. See the site for more data.
It’s likewise the ideal spot from which to look up at the tourist spots that encompass it, including the Flatiron Building toward the southwest, the Metropolitan Life Tower toward the southeast, and the New York Life Insurance Building, finished off with an overlaid tower, toward the upper east.
Somewhere in the range of 1876 and 1882 the light-bearing arm of the Statue of Liberty was in plain view here, and in 1879 the primary Madison Square Garden field was built at Madison Ave and 26th St. At the southeastern corner of the recreation center, you’ll see one of the city’s couples of self-cleaning, coin-worked latrines (25¢).