Right in the heart of Manhattan stands this oasis of rolling pastures and gardens, stretching from Midtown to Harlem. It was ... More
Right in the heart of Manhattan stands this oasis of rolling pastures and gardens, stretching from Midtown to Harlem. It was created in 1857 by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux. These days walkers, rollerbladers, bikers, and joggers compete for space. Lovers meet at the Bethesda Fountain on Bethesda Terrace. To the north, others wander at the mystery of Belvedere Castle. Nearby is the Delacorte Theater, where visitors can watch plays in the summer. It blends so easily with the Manhattan environment that it is difficult to guess that it is totally man made. Across the park lies a charming Central Park Wildlife Conservation Center, and children of all ages love the restored carousel.
This Central Park zoo has a smart, eco friendly environment. Animal cages have been dispensed with, in favor of open
air habitats, water and pseudo forests. The Center is divided into three major territories; the Polar Circle, the Temperate ...
Upper West Side joggers, rollerbladers and dog owners love this four mile long park beside the Hudson River. Designed by
Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the same architects behind Central Park and Prospect Park, Riverside Park boasts excellent ...
The same architects who designed Central Park in Manhattan, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, have created this beautiful Brooklyn
park. Unlike its more famous cousin in Manhattan, Prospect Park is not surrounded by skyscrapers. Many Olmsted fans dub ...
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