Leave it to New York to think of an urban oasis which includes free WiFi and juggling lessons.
Another place to escape the hectic pulse of the City is on The High Line. Running through Manhattan's West Side, an abandoned rail line has been converted to a city park. We only touched on the southern tip, but would definitely make The High Line a priority on a return trip.
In both cases, the vision of the municipal leaders teamed with an active citizenship, make these two parks wonderful models for other communities.
I'll have to talk to my mayor about that.
Just discovered: http://www.humansofnewyork.com/ Shows one more wonderful natural element of NYC.