If we wanted to go to Manhattan, we would go to Manhattan. But if we want to spend 30 minutes feeling like we've just escaped to one of the tiny parks that dot Manhattan, we go to the best pocket park this city has to offer: Strauss Park. Situated across from the Fox Theatre in Grand Center, this well-shaded triangle has a bevy of benches and café tables, a small stage, some curious artwork and a public Bible maintained by the neighboring Third Baptist Church. St. Louis may not be known for its hustle and bustle, but for those yearning for a brief respite in the burgeoning artistic spaces of midtown, Strauss Park will most certainly abide.
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