Channel Gardens

Located between La Masion Francaise and The British Empire Building, the ironically named Channel Gardens are one of New York’s best small Privately Owned Public Spaces (or POPS).  Consisting of a 200-ft promenade that terminates with the sunken Lower Plaza before 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Channel Gardens are themselves bisected by a cascade of six pools featuring fish-striding tritons and nereids designed by Rene Paul Chamberlain.

Channel gardens features seasonal displays of flowers and a spectacular array of Christmas angles during the winter holidays.  It is shown here in Autumn: the picture was taken from the midway point between Fifth Avenue and the Lower Plaza, looking up towards Saks Fifth Avenue.

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