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Discovering New York City's Parks, Squares, and Scenic Landmarks

New York City is known for its great parks, and there is none more famous than Central Park. The city is also full of smaller parks, squares, and green spaces that offer residents and visitors places for recreation, reflection, or rest from city life. This course will study some of these delightful public spaces and examine how their designs help New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy the great outdoors in the heart of the city. Case studies are examined both in the classroom and on six walking tours of some of New York City’s most iconic public outdoor spaces, including Bryant Park, Madison Square, and the High Line.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Greater familiarity with New York City geography, history, and culture
  • An appreciation for urban planning and cityscapes

Ideal for

  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
  • Those seeking personal enrichment
  • Geography and history buffs
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.