The New York Times has compiled this helpful crowd-sourced map of hundreds of Manhattan’s quietest places, for those times when you need to avoid the crushing noise of the city. For Manhattanites, there’s Inwood Hill Park, John Jay Park, and Randall’s Island, for Brooklynites, Valentino Pier, Cobble Hill Park, and Vinegar Hill. See them all here.

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