Autumn falls gently on Four Freedoms Park, New York City’s most peaceful venue. Now, more than ever, the retreat calls your senses.
By David Stone
A stressful years softens into autumn in New York City, and Four Freedoms Park draws your senses. Lanes of changing leaves and shadows push back against noisy elections and prolonged pandemic.
Tree lines shape the meadow where kites fly and garden parties welcome visitors, but mostly, it’s quiet weekdays with the city at bay.
One of the most striking features is this look north as the view skips across three centuries. The 19th Century Smallpox Hospital forms a border ahead of the Queensboro Bridge, opened in 1909. And the game changing 21st Century Cornell Tech campus pokes through the horizon beyond.
Long views in autumn, Four Freedoms Park
We can all use a break, right now, can’t we? Nowhere in New York City is there a more welcoming retreat, and it’s there in every season, not only autumn.
Drop by, and give your senses a gift of autumn.