It’s just what we all need after the stress of April 15th tax day we just survived. Peaceful Places New York City is your guide to more than 100 of the most tranquil, serene spots in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Most of the sites mentioned are free, and each and every one of them is accessible by public transportation, from the medieval Cloisters at the northern tip of Manhattan, to the sandy ocean beaches of Riis Park in Queens. And in between, there are wildlife refuges, hiking and biking paths, secret gardens, places to borrow a kayak for free. Lots more.
I think Peaceful Places New York City is a great book for residents and visitors, too. But I’ll admit to being prejudiced, since I wrote the book. The cover photo is one of my own personal favorite peaceful places in NYC — the romantic Bow Bridge in Central Park. Available in bookstores like Barnes & Noble now.