“Central Park is a real work of art, and many of the views were actually conceptualized by artists and later materialized in one of the world's most famous parks.”
“Our jaws dropped at just how awesome it looked with fresh snow.”
“Central Park is a great place to go!”
“Good place to watch beautiful people during the day :)”
“must admit that because of the huge size of the park I have never seen more than the bottom 1/3-1/2 or so of the park, although we visit Manhattan a couple of times a year.”
“great park that streches from 2-3 miles long.”
This iconic park makes the urban jungle liveable. In Kramer vs. Kramer the Central Park Mall is the setting for the scene where Ted hands back his Son, Billy to his estranged wife Joanna.
Central Park is a no-brainer for seasonal fun, but most of my fellow New Yorkers haven't used it to cross-country ski, snowshoe, ride horses, play ice hockey or visit the zoo in winter. Consider The Conservatory Gardens at 105th Street for a quiet, contemplative visit, or head to Wollman Rink or Lasker Rink for ice skating. Sled at Pilgrim Hill. Make snow angels and grab food at Le Pain Quotidien or Loeb Boathouse. Warm up at The Met afterwards.
Great place to be in the Spring ans Summer. Did you know this was a man made park? This is a great place to be all seasons of the year but none more so than the first signs of spring. After a long brutal winter, getting out to enjoy the sun, smell the trees, and hear the bird chirps is one of the few places in nyc where you get your mind at ease. Try biking Central park on a bike and you will discover so much more!
Responding to the Dog-Friendly NY List.
I just adore Central Park. I could go well beyond the limit of characters, but I'm writing in response to the "Dog-Friendly NY" list recently posted on CitySearch. The caption to CP is that owners can "show off" their dogs around w. 79th street and CPW in the afternoon. Do NOT do this. It is illegal to have your dog off leash anywhere in the park after 9am or before 9pm. The ticket/fine for violating this is worse than a parking ticket in Midtown!
Also, keep an eye out for dogs that are off leash that shouldn't be. It's the reason I only take my dog to the park for off-leash time around 6am and, even then, we go uptown toward the North Woods (where it is more isolated and quiet).
Great place to hang out in the summer. A great park that streches from 2-3 miles long. Lots of fun indoor and outdoor activities there. Museams are on both sides of the park. NYC only greatest nature other than Washington Square Park and Bryant Park. I ride my bike and scooter here often. Sounds of nature are great. Theres a lake, a castle, and near gracie mansion. I saw a frankie valleya nd the four seasons concert here. It was rocking awesome oldies. Large crowds. They have shows, concerts, quartets in rain or shine. Lots of entertainment. They have a zoo a pond and a piece of african wildlife seriously for real. It's like a mini forest. Very earthy and green, somewhat educational. Many school and camp trips come here. there are places to shop and eat or bring you own picnic!!!!!!!! It borders colombus circle to thesouth a busy area, near an upscale mall. People of all kinds, tours, celebrities, and people from all walks of life arrive here. Transportation is very easy.
good work out place. I love jogging at Central Park every Saturday. This park is large enough for me to jog for several hours in the morning. It is the place I work out the most in my life. I find Central Park to be a better place to work out than the gym that I used to go. First, Central Park is free. Second, it is not as crowded as the gym. Third, instead of smelling other people?s sweat in the gym, you can get some fresh air at the park. I also enjoy fishing at Central Park. I find it funny to fish in the middle of Manhattan but I am just too lazy to go somewhere far since I live a few blocks from Central Park. There are so many things that you can do and explore at Central Park. I strongly recommend everyone to visit Central Park but not too many as I don?t want it to be as crowded as the gym.
Join the Central Park Conservancy's Junior Committee for an Evening in the Garden!.
Wednesday, June 25
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Just steps from Fifth Avenue, enter Central Park through the famed Vanderbilt Gate at 105th Street for an enchanting and exclusive summer soiree! Featuring artisanal cheeses paired with wines from a distinguished Long Island Vineyard. Also enjoy a selection of sumptuous summer desserts. The Park's Conservatory Garden is one of the most magnificent escapes in New York, featuring the Park's only formal European gardens.
Local musicians will perform acoustic sets in each of the gardens.
Must be 21 years or older to attend.
Advance tickets are $50 each; tickets will also be available at the door for $75 each.
New York City's heart--and lungs. Contrary to what many may think, Central Park is not a sanctuary of untouched nature, but a meticulously engineered man-made park where even water currents are controlled by mechanical valves. The big rocks seen on the surface are pretty much its only untouched component. This only adds to the beauty of it, though. Central Park is a real work of art, and many of the views were actually conceptualized by artists and later materialized in one of the world's most famous parks. The sheer contrast between the skyscrapers and all that green is something that one cannot find easily. Make sure to do more than walk around and check the attractions, such as the zoo, the boathouse, and the Bethesda fountain--you will certainly recognize them from dozens of movies.
Relax and enjoy!. This park is absolutely magnificient with much to see! My wife & I just returned from vacationing for a week in NYC! You just walk and walk! Great place to walk, ride a bike, lay or sit down and read a book.
The most famous park in New York City provides 843 acres of greensward in the center of Manhattan.. By 1850, downtown New York's crowded conditions prompted the city commissioners and politicians to propose a public park to provide serenity for the residents of New York. Besides offering a glimpse of green amid the asphalt jungle and its towering skyscrapers, Central Park also provides numerous facilities and attractions, including the Central Park Carousel, SummerStage, the Delacorte Theater, Wollman Rink, the Loeb Boathouse and more. The full loop within Central Park covers a distance of 6.1 miles. If you walked all the pedestrian paths within the park, you would cover a total of 58 miles.
A sanctuary amidst the wild. Whether you need some relaxation or a bit of action, this is the only place in New York City that caters to every mood.
What a gem. Kudos to the planners of Manhattan for thinking of this truly amazing haven amid the cement caverns of the city. Please go, walk a bit and appreciate the size, if anything else, of this great park.
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