If Monday's are meant for working, Friday's are meant for play and Saturday's hold the leisure of home errands. But Sunday's are meant for sitting.
If you're a workaholic you probably spent yesterday at a coffee shop, preparing for today. If you're lazy you probably spent the morning (maybe more) in bed. If you've gone on vacation you inevitably had to come back from somewhere which meant sitting on a plane or train. And if you're an urbanite today is the day you are most likely to visit the parks.
Contrary to the tune of cliche's, Manhattan is chalk full of good parks with great places to sit. Central Park is the obvious go-to, but it's the rocks that make this park particularly sittable. The rocks, the view, and the activities drive people of all kinds here. Whether you are a tourist or a long time resident, a child or you have a child, teen or preteen. The rocks are an age and social unifier of all.
If you want to escape locally, as a good chunk of us don't live walking distance from the rocks at Central Park, don't fret. Here's a quick breakdown of other equally sittable locals in the city of movement.
Washington Square Park's fountain is the perfect place to sit and meet a friend on a hot summer day. While you may be too old to play in the fountain, the city's breeze often gifts the south end with heavy mists every now and then - the perfect cool off.
The park on Elizabeth Street is the filling if Soho and Chinatown were bread. Its reason of being unclear, it's art borders beauty and creepy. But in the mess of the city, this little haven is welcomed and used.
Finally, the piers that line the Hudson. Their transformation has made them perfect spots to sit and catch the sunset Sunday's and any day after work. The New Jersey skyline across the river is equally as stunning as the view of Manhattan behind.