Located at the northern tip of Manhattan
, this 66.5 acre
park is well known for housing The Cloisters
, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
John D. Rockefeller helped convert this land into the park that it is today, so as to house The Cloisters in its current location. In addition, he orchestrated the donation of several hundred acres of land across the Hudson River in New Jersey to that state as park land to be sure that the amazing view from Fort Tryon Park would not be ruined by development or industry. Because of it altitude - it is considered by many to be the highest point in Manhattan - and it's natural settings, it oft times surprises first time visitors; it's nearly impossible to remember that you are still in NYC when surround by such natural beauty.