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Central Park - New York, New York
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Central Park
Central Park Driveway, New York, NY 10022Map
+1 212 310 6600
Neighborhood: Central Park
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

Look at this 843-acre patch of greenery today and it would be understandable to assume the city simply built itself around the natural environment, preserving a part of the original landscape of Manhattan. Not so. Central Park is the genius of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (who also helped create Prospect Park in Brooklyn and Golden Gate Park in San Francisco). Olmsted’s objective was to give city dwellers a reprieve from the blights of urban life, to make them forget —if only for a couple hours —that they were in one of the most crowded and busy cities in the world. It worked. Even today, one finds New Yorkers and New York visitors taking advantage of the park’s many elements: from ponds to orchards to rock formations to meadows. Twenty-five million people visit the park each year and it still does a fine job of absorbing urban dwellers.

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By jbhaydn | Posted 01/04/13
  Like to go back and see that place one more time ! good memory's !jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 07/04/12
  Enjoyed reading more on Central Park ! Lived just of it, way back in the fifties, when I boxed there, in the Garden! All i thought it was good for, was road work, around the lake there!--jbhaydn...   Read More
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By jbhaydn | Posted 04/21/13
  Back to renew old memorie's !--jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 02/15/13
  As you can see I love central park !--jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 01/09/13
  We are going back one more time ! Great experience !--jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 04/02/12
  Found it to be very relaxing while there ! Took you out of the hustle and bustel for a short while !----jbhaydn  
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Central Park General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 06:00 AM to 01:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries, Sports and the Outdoors, Tours, Contemporary
  • Nearest Train: 5 Avenue/ 59 Street
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