10 Places to Find Peace and Quiet in Manhattan - Tucked between skyscrapers in Battery Park City, away from the well-traveled biking and walking path along the Hudson, Teardrop Park can be hard to find. (Sunlight for the plantings is actually beamed in by reflecting mirrors.) Make the effort. Check out the 27-foot-high, 167-foot-long rock wall, where water seeps out, creating ice formations in cold weather. And that amazingly tall slide? You’re not too old to go down.