After the glorious Central Park, Union Square Park is my favorite park in Manhattan... and since it is close to where I live, I spend quite a lot of time there. 20 years ago the park was truly a dump. A total wasteland. Then, one of NYC's most succesful reclamation projects was launched there and it is now one of the city's finest areas. This is the Southern end of the park looking East. In the foreground is a statue of George Washington. The tall, red-brick buildings are Zeckendorf Towers and behind then is the Con Edison Tower (photo taken on 01-20-2006).