However urban and dense New York is, parks and gardens fill it still. New York consists of some of the most beautiful parks I have ever seen. There's no denying that the most important park of all in New York is the Central Park, which due to its vastness, once entering it one feels as if the the city ceases to exist; you might as well be standing in the middle of a friendly forest. The Central Park to New York is what Jerusalem to the three religion... a sacred piece of land.
Also, if you should walk in New York's streets you can find all sorts of obscured gardens. Entirely different in scale than Central Park, these parks are called 'pocket gardens', due to their smallness. These sort of parks are so magical, in my opinion. My affection to these gardens might be because of the surprise in finding them in such an industrial, commercial and hardworking city.