The beginning of Central Park, New York

a fragment of autobiography
  • 515 Pages
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  • English

J.B. Lyon , Albany
Central Park (New York,
Statementby Frederick Law Olmsted ; with introductory note by his son, Frederick Law Olmsted.
SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 40104.
The Physical Object
Pagination501-515 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17549223M

The Early History Of New York City’s Central Park. Central Park on the Island of Manhattan in the county, city and state of New York, is probably the most recognizable public park in the world. It is featured in endless novels, movies and television shows. It is a true marvel to see in person.

As enjoyable and informative as "Central Park, An American Masterpiece: A Comprehensive History of the Nation's First Urban Park" by Sara Cedar Miller, this book reveals why the great park was known as the "lungs" of New York City. " Views of Central Park: Experiencing New York City's Jewel From Every Angle" by D.

Sandee and Hartman Brawarsky is gorgeous book, and each of the views are. According to the Louise Chipley Slavicek, author of New York’s Central Park, the pro-park lobby were largely “affluent merchants, bankers and landowners”, who wanted a “fashionable and safe public place where they and their families could mingle and promenade”.

And so inAmbrose Kingsland, the city’s mayor, agreed to create one. The original plan for the City of New York, laid out by the City Commissioners in did not include the park.

As the city grew rapidly in size, New Yorkers needed a place to get a breath of fresh air, and Central Park, with its acres of meadows, lawns, ponds, lakes and more, was the solution. For more than years, Central Park has been the centerpiece of New York City, drawing more than 25 million visitors each year.

In Seeing Central Park, Sara Cedar Miller, the official historian and photographer of the Central Park Conservancy, takes readers through America's most popular and celebrated park, where natural and manmade features are interwoven into a spectacular work of /5(41).

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As locals, we know about the most interesting events, most exciting shows and places you have to visit while visiting New York during Christmas/5(). Central Park, however, continues to be shaped by the public that uses it, from the joggers, disco roller skaters, and softball leagues to bird watchers and nature lovers.

The previous entry on “Central Park” is excerpted from The Encyclopedia of New York City, edited by Kenneth T. Jackson and published by Yale University Press (). Frederick Law Olmsted, (born ApHartford, Conn., U.S.—died Aug.

28,Brookline, Mass.), American landscape architect who designed a succession of outstanding public parks, beginning with Central Park in New York City. When Olmsted was 14 years old, sumac poisoning seriously affected his eyesight and limited his education.

As an apprentice topographic engineer for a. In “Central Park: An Anthology,” edited by Andrew Blauner, New York’s acre emerald rectangle is celebrated by an eclectic assortment of writers. Central Park was the first landscaped public park in the United States.

Advocates of creating the park--primarily wealthy merchants and landowners--admired the public grounds of London and Paris and urged that New York needed a comparable facility to establish its international reputation.

The Bronx is northernmost of New York City’s five boroughs and the only one physically attached to the mainland--Manhattan and Staten Island are islands by themselves; Queens and Brooklyn are part of Long Island.

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Two of the city’s largest public parks, Pelham Bay Park and Van Cortlandt Park, are in The Bronx as is the venerable New York Botanical Garden. A Wonderful Anthology recommended to be read by any New Yorker who has lived in the City and enjoyed Central Park during their youth.

Having been born and raised in the City, we lived in a two bedroom walk-up apartment, on the fifth floor, overlooking the park on Central Park West between rd and th Street for about 10 years during the late 30's through the 40's/5.

Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan, New York City, located between the Upper West Side and the Upper East is the fifth-largest park in New York City by area, covering acres ( km 2).Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with an estimated –38 million visitors annually, as well as one of the most filmed locations in the on: Manhattan, New York City, United States.

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Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A riveting, in-depth account of one of New York City’s most 4/5. “The Lucerne is a lovely old building, in a great location on the Upper West Side, close to Central Park and with lots of great shops, restaurants and delis nearby, plus very close to the 79th St subway.

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5th Ave at Central Park S (2, mi) New York, New York /5(). One spring evening ina group of around 30 teenagers were hanging out in Central Park, New York. Some of them were causing serious trouble - including badly hurting others in. Shop for central park art prints from our community of independent artists and iconic brands.

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The book’s closing assess­ment is astonishingly disappointing: “The Central Park jogger case and the fear of crime from the s still haunts the. Directed by Justin Reinsilber.

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Note the grouping of birds in this book, they are primarily in scientific order but deviations are made, so that similar appearing birds are shown together on the same page which helps with identification. ABOUT. Central Park, at the very heart (if not the very heart) of New York City, is one of the most inspiring combinations of architecture, landscape design and urban planning to be found anywhere on the face of the earth.

It ranks as a symbol of New York City only behind the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. Unlike these two, however, Central Park is dynamic, vibrant; a.

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Park administrators came and went, but Central Park has stood the test of time with careful efforts from its conservancy. Although the focus of NYC booksellers T.

& E.H Ensign’s 58 x cm hand colored map is the “City of New York” (meaning Manhattan) it also includes portions of the neighboring cities of Brooklyn, Willamsburgh, Hoboken and Jersey City. Itsscale wonderfully depicts Manhattan’s newly designed street grid system which at the time of the map’s printing was little more than three.

The most comprehensive history of New York City is probably Kenneth T. Jackson (and a cast of thousands)'s The Encyclopedia of New York City. However, it is, as the title says, an encyclopedia, not a narrative book, and, like most encyclopedias.New York City in September is a time of transition.

It's still technically summer until around the 21st, but the city takes on an autumn frame of mind after Labor Day. Most New Yorkers are home from vacation, and the number of tourists in town is dwindling. NYC weather in September is pleasant and brings a bit of autumn color to Central Park.

Barry Lewis talked about the creation of New York City’s Central Park. He spoke about why the park was built, and the many different recreational sections, including the .