Venturing outside on Memorial weekend Day? Here are some low-key
spots in Hatlem where you should be able avoid crowds.
Both St Nicholas Park and Morning Park are beloved local green spaces,
mandated but may be a little less crowded than usual thanks's to New York
State's mandated schoo shutdown. Morningside Park is borderded by
Columbia University and St. Nicholas is basically incorprated into the
City College campus.
A lack of college students in the green spaces mean local residents may
have plenty of space to spread out. Both parks stretch more than 10 blocks
longs, and likely providea much more low-key environment than Central Park.
If you're just looking for a nice place to sit outside, Colonel Charles Young
Triangle is a good optiontoward the northern end of Harlem. Located near
the approach to the Macombs Dam Bridge by West 153rd Street., Colonel
Charles Young Triangle is equipped with numerous park bences shaded
by near by trees.
Dream Park and Harlem River Park, these parks represent two of the
lesser-know green spaces in East Harlem
Dream Street Park is one of Harlem's few true pocket parks. Located
between two buildings on East 124th St. between Second and Third Ave's
Harlem River Park is more a standared park but heraled than nearby
Marcus Garvey Park and Thomas Jefferson Park.