A visit to Central Park offers the visitor a number of interesting attractions, one of them undoubtedly is The Mall. Built in the year 1858, the Mall was initially known as the Promenade and it was the spot for Knickerbockers to strut their Sunday best. Along the pedestrian path, the American Elm trees bend and arch to provide an elegant canopy for visitors strolling below. At the southern end of what is known as the Literary Walk, there are several statues paying homage to literary icons such as Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott. At the northern end of the park you can find the Naumburg Bandshell represented by a stoic statue of Beethoven. Overall, the Mall still retains its bucolic character and a walk here is a great way to recharge after a typically urban New York excursion.
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