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New York City Central Park

New York City 2009

Thanksgiving Tour

New York City | New York

26 Nov 2009 | Thu

Day 02 of 11

  • Macy’s 83rd Thanksgiving Day Parade 2009
  • New York City Central Park
  • New York Times Square

New York City Central Park

After the excitement of the Macy’s 83rd Thanksgiving Day Parade, it’s time to explore New York City Central Park. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a local looking for an adventure, there is something for everyone in this iconic 843-acre oasis. Located right in the heart of Manhattan, Central Park offers more than just green space. From tranquil lakes and lush gardens to winding trails and sports fields, visitors can relax while exploring nature at its finest.

New York City Central Park

With 650 acres of outdoor activities including boating on the lake, biking through the paths or visiting one of 21 playgrounds, there are plenty of ways to pass your time in this urban park. And don’t forget about all the attractions such as Belvedere Castle or Strawberry Fields that will provide you with hours of entertainment and beautiful views of New York City skyline.

Central Park is an urban park in New York City located between the Upper West and Upper East Sides of Manhattan. It is the fifth-largest park in the city, covering 843 acres (341 ha). It is the most visited urban park in the United States, with an estimated 42 million visitors annually as of 2016, and is the most filmed location in the world.

After proposals for a large park in Manhattan during the 1840s, it was approved in 1853 to cover 778 acres (315 ha). In 1857, landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design competition for the park with their “Greensward Plan”. Construction began the same year; existing structures, including a majority-Black settlement named Seneca Village, were seized through eminent domain and razed. The park’s first areas were opened to the public in late 1858. Additional land at the northern end of Central Park was purchased in 1859, and the park was completed in 1876. After a period of decline in the early 20th century, New York City parks commissioner Robert Moses started a program to clean up Central Park in the 1930s. The Central Park Conservancy, created in 1980 to combat further deterioration in the late 20th century, refurbished many parts of the park starting in the 1980s.

– Wikipedia New York City Central Park

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