Grand Old Lady of New York


At the end of this month this urban monument celebrates its 159th birthday!

Did you know that over 35 million people visit Central Park annually?

Founded on April 29th 1853 and designated a national historic landmark in 1963 it has grown to be  2.5 miles (4 km) long between 59th Street (Central Park South) and 110th Street (Central Park North), and is 0.5 miles (0.8 km) wide between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West.

Not bad for an island that is only 13.4 miles (21.6 kilometers) long and 2.3 miles (3.7 kilometers) wide at its widest point.

What I love about Central Park is the changing of the seasons. Every season brings some new highlight. Even wintertime brings out the locals, as seen in this image, patiently waiting for a feed or a walk across one of the many ponds.

Its spring time in April and the park is alive with many, many activities. Go to http://www.centralparknyc.org/calendar/ if you’re in town. You can join the activities or simply sit and watch great moments in the making. Its all a great thing to do. Enjoy

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