The Elevated Acre at 55 Water Street is another oasis in New York and one of the Financial District’s best kept secrets. When you get to the top of the stairs (or escalator), you are treated to a broad carpet of lawn, seating and an expansive view of the shore of Brooklyn. Visitors to yelp.com have mentioned free popcorn, but they were not serving it when I was there, so I can’t vouch for that. All I can say is the view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the East River is amazing, and the lawn is a lovely place to kick back and relax on a sunny day or during their summer movie nights.
Visit my friends at Untapped Cities for more history behind The Elevated Acre and Mario Burger International Photography for some great photos of NYC.