Playgrounds of Central Park

There are currently 21 playgrounds in Central Park, and through the Central Park Conservancy’s Central Play program and their Playground Partners, each one is going through (or has gone through) a...

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Belvedere Castle

In 1867, Central Park designer and architect Calvert Vaux (1824-1895) created an observation tower atop Vista Rock to overlook the old reservoir that is now the Great Lawn. The original...

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Seneca Village

In commemoration of Black History Month, let’s take a brief look at the history of Seneca Village, the first significant community of African American property owners in Manhattan. Seneca Village...

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Cherry Hill

Calvert Vaux’s original designs called for an Italianate exhibition hall and a round, classical temple for Cherry Hill. Instead Cherry Hill, designed by Jacob Wrey Mould, was created in 1860...

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Bow Bridge

After having been closed this past spring 2015, the Bow Bridge re-opened in the fall. Crafted of cast iron, it was designed with Classical Greek refinement during the mid 19th century by...

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Bethesda Fountain

Bethesda Fountain is believed to be the most photographed monument in Central Park. The bronze sculpture is called the Angel Of The Waters and symbolizes the purification of the NYC...

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