No. 20 Tompkins Square Park, New York City

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Decades ago, this 10-acre East Village park was one of Manhattan’s most notorious drug-dealer hangouts; these days, however, it’s a family-friendly oasis of playgrounds, handball courts, and elm-shaded flowerbeds.

Don’t Miss: The lineup of festivals at the park, which includes the Howl Festival (commemorating Allen Ginsberg) and the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.

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No. 20 Tompkins Square Park, New York City

Decades ago, this 10-acre East Village park was one of Manhattan’s most notorious drug-dealer hangouts; these days, however, it’s a family-friendly oasis of playgrounds, handball courts, and elm-shaded flowerbeds.

Don’t Miss: The lineup of festivals at the park, which includes the Howl Festival (commemorating Allen Ginsberg) and the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.

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