New York City is made up of five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Each one has enough attractions—and enough personality—to be a city all its own. Learn more about them with this guide.
Designed in 1865 by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould as a Victorian “Folly,” Belvedere Castle sits high atop Vista Rock, which is the second-highest natural elevation in Central Park. In addition to serving as a venue from which to see breathtaking views, the castle (located mid-park at 79th Street) serves as a weather station. Discovery Kits—which include binoculars, a hand lens, flora and fauna identification guides, colored pencils and paper—are available to borrow, with a picture ID and deposit, on behalf of budding naturalists.