If you are looking for a place to go that is the center of activity in the city – Bowling Green is the place.
When you get exhausted or just need to take a break to eat, you can sit down in Bowling Green Park (the oldest public park in New York City) and enjoy the water fountain that is truly “the delight of the Inhabitants of the City” – popular lunchtime destinations for workers in the nearby Financial District.
Stroll along the original 18th-century fence surrounding the park which carries a history by itself- sawed off, with the saw marks still visible today as images of the city’s history come alive before you. Visualize the Sons of Liberty throwing down the statue and sawing away the fence On July 9, 1776, after the Declaration of Independence.
While you munch on your lunch or snacks embrace the fact that you are sitting in the filming location for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice with Nicholas Cage which box officed at 215.3 million USD in 2010
Lift your eyes to the skyline of skyscrapers in your view such building as;-
- New York Stock Exchange
- Alexander Hamilton US Custom House to the south
- Bowling Green Building, 11 Broadway (1895–98, W. and G. Audsley, later serving the White Star Line)
- Cunard Building, 25 Broadway (1921, Benjamin Wistar Morris, with Carrère and Hastings)
- 1 Broadway, the United States Lines-Panama Pacific Line Building
- 2 Broadway (1959–60, Emery Roth & Sons, resurfaced in 1999 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill), a Modernist glass wall that replaced the distinguished Produce Exchange Building (1881–84, George B. Post), as an “acceptable sacrifice” intended to spur financial district rebuilding
- 26 Broadway, the Standard Oil Company Building, on the east side of Broadway, facing the Cunard building (1922, Carrère and Hastings with Shreve, Lamb & Blake)