Central Park is an urban park established in 1857 between the Upper West Side and the Upper East Side in Manhattan, New York. Specifically, the location of Central Park would be that it extends from 59th Street to 110th Street and from 5th Avenue to 8th Avenue.
The park rests on 843 acres of land owned by the city of New York, 6% of Manhattan’s total land, and is the most visited urban park in the United States with an estimated 25 million people visiting each year. In 1962, Central Park was awarded the status of a National Historical Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior, also it was put on the provisional list to become a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2017. Central Park is a huge area that comprises of various activities and building to see.
One of the best sights of Central Park inside of the park itself can be viewed at Belvedere Castle on 79th street, where one can see a panoramic view of the park alongside other skyscrapers. The park’s most famous garden, the Conservatory Garden located on 402 5th Avenue, is split into three contrasting styles between the 6 acres the garden encompasses.
Three styles can be summarized as being English, French, and Italian with there being certain aspects of the garden relating to each style. There is the Italian-inspired garden, featuring white crabapple trees, while the French-inspired part of the garden featuring tulips in the spring. Furthermore, the English influenced part of the garden has a sculpture and lily pool in honor of Frances Hodgson Burnett, the author The Secret Garden; a famous children’s book.
Fishing is an activity not many think of being able to do in New York City, but people can go fishing in Harlem Meer lake. One of the more well known places to visit is the Central Park Zoo, which is located on E 64th Street and 5th Avenue and opened in 1864. The Zoo holds many exotic animals that are on display such as a snow leopard, penguins, and snow monkeys.
To travel around the whole park could be a daunting task, all of the path combined would be 58 miles, but there are horse-drawn carriages that people can rent to travel around the park; which can found between 5th and 6th avenue next to Central Park South. People can pre-book carriage rides for $155 for a 45 minutes ride, while walk up rides cost $118 for the same amount of time.
Other ways of getting around the park is via walking, biking, and there are even driving paths. Whilst there are many ways to travel around the park, the most preferable is to walk because it allows a person to immerse themselves in the park’s atmosphere.
Start at Fifth Avenue and Fifty-Ninth Street.
Drive south for nineteen blocks until you hit Fortieth Street, then make a left.
We are at sixteen Eest Fortieth Street between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, on the righthand side of the street.
The building has a steel building number and a grey stone façade.