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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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