You must listen to this fascinating clip from WNYC today about the public/private spaces in NYC. Did you know that there are over 500 privately owned public spaces in this town?
Most, not surprisingly, are located in Manhattan but there are a few in the other boroughs. This segment also includes a wonderful clickable map of all of the spaces so you can see exactly where they are.
Thanks to OWS, the issue of privately owned public areas is coming to light.
It's just another one of those endlessly fascinating things about NYC that we should all know about.