Central Park, New York City

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    Go to Central Park

    by Tourtech Written Sep 12, 2004

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    NYC was engineered in the 19th century as a grid system City. Along these lines, the engineers added an artifical park in the middle of the island in order to break of the city and add some green space.

    In the 70's it was a rough place, but now it has been cleaned up and is well taken care of. Go for a look around. See the beauty of this park, the lakes the trees, (the smell of horse do do from the carriages).

    Go skating in winter on some really dull rental blades. Or bring your own to look like a pro.

    Go see all the wonderfull fountains in this park.

    enjoy the escape from the beeping horns and the endless sky scrapers before you go back for another bite of the big apple.

    One of many art deco monuments in Central Park
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    Love that green

    by acemj Written Sep 23, 2003

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    Nope, not money . . . well, New Yorkers love that too, but I'm talking about all the green spaces. The little oases of green scattered throughout the city that provide peaceful and surprising little refuges from the fast pace and noice of the urban jungle. Of course, if you want to visit the ultimate green space, go to Central Park.

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    Central Park

    by seagoingJLW Updated Mar 27, 2003

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    If you take a free, volunteer led walking tour of the park you will see a bench that tells time, miniature boats that are wind powered, a drinking fountain just for horses, a sculpture dedicated to fresh water, and much more. Phone: 212-360-2726

    Free programs are offered in various venues:
    The Dana Center (212-860-1370)
    Belvedere Castle (212-772-0210)
    The Dairy (212-794-6564)
    North Meadow Recreation Center (212-348-4867)

    From May through Labor Day there are many concerts and musical events. These occur at the Great Lawn, the Rumsey Playfield and the Naumburg Bandshell.

    Shakespeare in the Park is presented at the Delacourt Theater.

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    Strawberry Feilds & Imagine Mosaic

    by jamiesno Updated Apr 21, 2007

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    In Central Park adjacent to the Dakota Building you will find an area dedicated to John Lennon and a plaque plated on a chunk of Manhattan schist. There is also a mosaic titled “Imagine” after one of John Lennon’s most famous songs. Every day there are people that visit the sight and decorate the mosaic all in the spirit of world piece. On the day of my visit there was a picture, a guitar, a rose and some strawberries used to decorate the mosaic.

    A simple and effective message is delivered by this daily demonstration of peace. I appreciated it.

    This 2.5 acre area of Central Park is dedicated to the memory of John Lennon and named after his famous song Strawberry Fields Forever in 1981 by New York City law under Mayor Ed Koch.

    The mosaic is a replica of a famous mosaic in Pompeii and was a gift from Naples, Italy. The only change from the original is the inclusion of "Imagine" in the center of the mosaic.

    This plaque names the 121 countries identifying Strawberry Fields as a Garden of Peace, due to John Lennon's dedication to peace efforts.

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    Get out and about

    by EdinburghRoc Written Oct 29, 2005

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    At Central Park-Broadway is Columbia Mall with a supermarket. Handy if eating alfresco in the park.
    If you get out and about walking you too will discover things like the Radio City Music Hall.
    Down in south Manhattan you will find the City Hall.
    Sniffin Court is a quaint street of 3rd avenue.
    And the United Kingdoms Queen Mary perhaps may be found in New York pier.
    Walking with a good map is the answer.
    Especially if you wish that unusual picture.

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    Relax .. you're in Central Park

    by rosie_b Written Apr 7, 2005

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    When you visit the Central Park, make sure you do what the locals do .. sit down and enjoy the day. Or walking around is fine too, as well as rowing the boats, jogging or playing frisbee. As long as you enjoy yourself in the Park, that's all that matters. Don't forget to take pictures!

    The Great Lawn at Central Park
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    Belvedere Castle ( the Central Park )

    by t_cims Written Oct 7, 2011

    Welcome to Belvedere Castle! This place is a popular place for newly weds to have photographs taken. This is one of the many historical places to see in Central Park. It is beautiful and open to the public.

    the Central Park

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    Feeding the Squirrel's in Central Park

    by astro_kerryn Written Mar 6, 2005

    Of course Central Park is jam packed with cute little squirrel's of different colours and sizes and the urge to feed them, for me, an animal lover, was immense. However, we all know that they don't eat hotdogs, bread, mustard or chips in the wild! This stuff does reek havok on their little tummies, so please, if you want to get up close and personal with these cute furry critters, go buy some specialised squirrel food available from some "human food" venders around the park. Of course, I could just be a complete sucker, and what they are selling may not be what they promised, but it looked squirrel foodish to me, and the squirrels were suitably unimpressed at the lack of hotdog bun, but still ate some!

    Hello there, got any food?
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    Summers in Central Park

    by katmag Updated Mar 12, 2003

    For New Yorkers who don't have a vacation home to escape to during the sweltering city summers, Central Park becomes a sort of giant back yard. You will see people sun bathing in their swimsuits, rollerblading, holding book club meetings, having picnics, and everything else you would expect to do on your own property.

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    SUMMER in the Park means FREE CONCERTS!

    by Radiomom Written Aug 21, 2003

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    We caught Reggae Great Jimmie Cliff in August 2003. Central Park has a great venue for concerts. Each summer there's something for everyone's musical tastes. Be sure to check it out!

    Many Rivers to Cross.. .  :-)
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    Relaxing in Central Park

    by jessicadf Written May 20, 2003

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    On a beautiful Spring Saturday, an ideal thing to do is relax in Central Park. Catch some zees, catch some rays and relax a little.

    It doesn't FEEL like the middle of Manhattan

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    Wedding pictures at Central Park

    by Kodi01 Written Jun 8, 2003

    What a lovely bride this is, she is sitting on the HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON statue.

    A beautiful day in Central Park, is it not?

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