nyc. manhattan. paley park. and a piece of the berlin wall.

“Completed in 1967, Paley Park is celebrated as one of the smallest manageable urban parks, and a prime example of a successful privately owned public space. The design for this 4200 square foot space, created by Zion and Breene Associates for the William S. Paley Foundation, proves that in even a small space can serve both a popular meeting ground and a place for relaxation and calm. Slightly elevated from street level, the sidewalk blends with the park allowing for easy access from passer-by. The park’s 20-foot cascading waterfall, running at 1800 gallons per minute, creates a backdrop of sound that causes the city noise to fade away. …” source

next door: 5 original sections of the berlin wall, that marked the border between east and west berlin from 1961 until 1989. (art by thierry noir and kiddy citny)

paley park is located on 53rd street between madison and fifths avenues in midtown east.

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