Stuyvesant is a great place to go just to hang on a bench around one of the greenspaces too. I used to go there a lot as a break from T2. No one bothers you at all, it is totally peaceful, shady and close by. I'm not down with the politics of the place (established by a mammoth insurance company ostensibly as affordable for its employees but now brushing them aside to overprice the place for wealthier occupants). But as a hideout from the noise of the streets and for a dash of civility it is great.