Quite spaces

Filed under Quiet spaces in the working world

1. Room of Quiet “Meditation Room”

Redesigned in 1957 by Secretary -General Dag Hammarskjold.

Window Outside "room of Quiet" Meditation Room

photo outside the Meditation room 2011

med-room-at-un-1977-Nov-15-special event: Future ASG R. Muller, Sri Chinmoy and  Rep of Holy See

photo inside Mediation Room for special event 1977

(for more photos, background and some fascinating history about the room)

2. Church Center for the United Nations – Chapel

(44th St & 1st Ave.)

Photo inside Chapel 2011

In between scheduled programes 1st floor can be quiet retreat.

Events and luncheons also held sometimes on second floor (especially if food served).

(more photos and links to some programs held here)

3. Episcopal Church Center – Chapel

(815- 2nd ave)

Photo of Outside doors. The Chapel is inside inside directly to left as enter.

Photo inside chapel

(More including on times open and photos)

4. UN Flower Garden

inside the garden

Looking from garden walkway towards river and 59th St. Bridge

5. Holy Family Catholic Church

Outside – ON 47th st between 1st and 2nd ave.


Don’t miss the small garden next door

6. Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and Hepburn Garden

Plaza looking from Second Ave to First Ave on 47th st?


Marker for Katharine Hepburn Garden

7. James P. Grant Plaza

– Next to UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF, 3 UN Plaza on 44th st).

UNICEF – pocket park – Convenient and Nice in good weather – but tends to be busy

8. Peter Detmould Park and Dog Run

there are two entrances for the park

9. Park or Plaza on east 47th ST

Between first an Second Ave – Adjacent to One DH Plaza

10. One Hundred UN Plaza Condominium

(On NE Corner of 48th Street ? and First Ave)

11. Dag Hammarskjold Public Plaza

On Second Ave, NW corner of 46th St?

12. Turtle Bay Music School

13. – Gantry Plaza State Park –

474 48th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11109, 718-786-6385

take the #7 subway one stop to queens (Vernon-Jackson) and walk a few blocks to the river.

Ships and boats passing by…

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Other Physical Spaces to be considered for link.:

UN Community Spaces: UN In NY -taking a break

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