A place travelers can visit New York Central Park
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General description: New York Central ParkCentral Park is the lungs of New York. The lush green park is 4km long and 800m wide. Its design matches the grid network of roads around it and so it is also a rectangle with perfectly straight sides. It begins in the South on level with 60th street and ends in the North at the 110th street. In the West and East it is bordered by Central Park West and Fifth Avenue. The Park is bigger than the country of Monaco!
Creating Central Park
It took 20 years to build the parkas millions of carts of sand and gravel had to be dumped in the marsh to dry itout and create hills and the gardens that are there now. It was all done underthe guidance of landscape designer and writer Frederick L. Olmstedt andarchitect Calvert Faux. Finally it was finished in 1876 and the grand openingceremony could take place.
Things to do in Central Park
It has become the recreation andrelaxation are for the Manhattanites and anyone else who wants a moment of peace in New York City. Peoplecome here to do sport including; baseball, tennis, basketball, inline skating,cycling and jogging. The lakes are full of boats in the summer and ice skatersin the winter. There is also plenty of space to just relax on park benches oron the grass. Sheep Meadows is especially popular with sun bathers in thesummer and families on the weekends who have BBQs with the sky scrapers in thebackground.
Things to see in Central Park
The Central Park also incorporatesthe Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Central Park Zoo. Throughout the wholeyear there are many different events taking place. For example free Shakespeareperformances in the summer months.
For up to date information about events taking place see: www.centralparknyc.org
Be careful after dark
NYC is has become a very safe placeto live, however it would still be sensible to avoid being in the park aloneafter dark.
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New York Central Parkby Sönke in May 13