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Columbus Park (Manhattan)

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Phone

+1 212-408-0100

Website

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/M015/

Opening hours

  • Sunday 08:00 - 22:00
  • Monday 08:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 08:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 08:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 08:00 - 22:00

Description

Columbus Park, formerly known as Mulberry Bend Park, Five Points Park and Paradise Park, is a public park in Chinatown, Manhattan, in New York City. During the 19th century, this was the most dangerous ghetto area of immigrant New York, as portrayed in the book and film Gangs of New York. Back then, the park's site was part of the Five Points neighborhood, in the area known as Mulberry Bend, hence its alternative names. Today, the park often serves as a gathering place for the local Chinese community, where "the neighborhood meets up here to play mahjong, perform traditional Chinese music... [and] practice tai chi in the early mornings."