[WATCH] Tourist in Your Own Town Explores New York City's Oldest Park: Bowling Green

The New York Landmarks Conservancy's Tourist in Your Own Town series explores some of New York City’s best hidden gems as well as some of the classic iconic landmarks. In this older episode from the series, we take a look at Bowling Green, the oldest park in New York City.

Long before Charging Bull landed controversially at the Northern tip, long before the destruction of Fort Amsterdam which lied on it's Southern face, long before it housed public protests against the British during the Colonial era, the small patch of land we now know as of Bowling Green was set aside in 1733 as the first public park in the City, then called New Amsterdam.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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