New York has many parks and green spaces to compensate for the flat apartment buildings and the crowded urban areas. Since the place is crowded and has a huge daily traffic it is important for the inhabitant to have spaces where they can relax, feel like they connect with nature and spend their free time.
If you want to relax after work, workout or simply read a book on the grass the city has plenty of spaces to offer you the serenity of a woodland. Take for instance Fort Green park. If you happen to be in Brooklyn go check out this lovely park. It is both beautiful and the first park in Brooklyn. Fort Greene Park houses the Soul Summit house and classics a good place to get together on a Sunday afternoon on a hot summer day.