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Madison Square Park

Listed under City Parks in New York City, United States.

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Madison Square Park isn't one of the main reasons anyone visits New York, but if you're going to be there you should add it to your list of places to flying visit at least. And that shouldn't be too hard – Madison Square is formed by the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway – so you shouldn't have any trouble dropping by.

The park is nice in all seasons, even winter, when the snow makes it quiet and beautiful – really still. It's ornamented by several statues to famous folks, among them Chester Alan Arthur, the twenty first President of the United States and Secretary of State William H. Seward – who purchased Alaska from the Russians. But most people will be more familiar with the park from vision of the annual turning on of the Christmas tree lights – Madison Square Park has the first public Christmas tree.

Fact fans: the square was named for John Madison, who pretty much wrote America's Constitution. Also Madison Square Garden, the stadium, is no longer near Madison Square...

Written by  Andrew Armour.

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