Lee Hernandez is Morning Edition producer at WNYC.
The American Planning Association today announced its 2013 list of great places in America -- and it includes Grand Central Terminal and Newark's Branch Brook Park.
Both Grand Central Terminal and Branch Brook Park made the APA's list of great public spaces -- meaning they do a great job of promoting social activity and community involvement as well as being safe, architecturally interesting and being well maintained.
Meanwhile, across the Hudson River, Branch Brook Park is the centerpiece of the Essex County, New Jersey park system and America's first county park. The park's crown jewel: 4,300 cherry blossoms trees, more than the famous blossoms in Washington D.C.
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