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12 Photos That Prove NYC Is More Than An Urban Jungle

New York often gets a reputation for being an urban jungle of steel, glass, and concrete, but it's not so! New York is much greener than you might think. And make wherever you are a little more green with help from Miracle-Gro.

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1. The High Line, Chelsea

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The High Line is a public park built on what was once a freight rail line elevated above the streets of the west side of Manhattan. You can still see the train tracks in certain parts of the park!

2. Gramercy Park, Gramercy

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Gramercy Park is one of only two private parks in New York. Residents who live near the park have keys to access it, and there is a $1,000 fee — yes, 1,000! — for lost keys!

4. Park Avenue, Upper East Side

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Park Avenue in Manhattan is famous for being one of the wealthiest streets in the world — but it should be famous for its medians, which are dotted with tulips each spring!

6. Rockefeller Center, Midtown

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Rockefeller Center might be a building complex, but it's also home to the Channel Gardens which feature different types of blooms that constantly change throughout the year.

7. Madison Square Park, Flatiron District

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Madison Square Park is filled with exotic flowers each summer. It's also a great place to catch a peek of the Empire State Building to the north!

9. Bowling Green Park, South Ferry

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Bowling Green Park, located at the southern end of Broadway, is the oldest park in NYC. The southern end is near the site of the original Dutch fort of New Amsterdam and the famous Charging Bull of Wall Street is on the northern end.

10. Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village

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Washington Square Park, home to the Washington Square Arch, is one of the most recognized spots in Manhattan. It also serves as a cemetery, a parade ground, a meeting place for artists, a playground for kids, and a spot for the city's chess lovers.

11. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights

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Brooklyn Bridge Park, located under the Brooklyn side of the bridge, lines the East River and offers spectacular views of the bridge and city. During the summer, it's also home to giant dance parties!