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Top 10 Off-The-Beaten Path Areas to Visit in Central Park

Have you ever taken the path less traveled through Central Park? In the past 5 years the number of tourists and residents who visit Central Park has increased from 35 million people to 42 million. If you are in search of a little peace and quiet we have assembled a list of 10 places to visit in Central Park that are off the beaten path. 1. Cop Cot   Located right in the entrance at Central Park South and 6th Avenue. Cop Cot...

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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO CENTRAL PARK~NEW YORK

Thank you to Rachel Brown @Rachelphotoblog (Twitter) who wrote this blog for us after her visit to NYC and Central Park last fall. Rachel is a travel and lifestyle photo blogger who lives in Australia. THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO CENTRAL PARK~NEW YORK It’s easy to forget that you are in a crowded city while walking through this spectacular park! The original plan for the City of New York, laid out by the City Commissioners in 1811 did not include the park. As...

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These are my favorite things to do in Central Park with my son who has autism.

We would like to thank Dana Greenberg as a guest blogger. She has created a list of ways that she and her son, who has autism, can enjoy Central Park together. We love the fact that she has allowed us to share her experiences and thoughts on the park with our followers. Dear readers, My thirteen-year-old son has autism, and we live in the greatest city in the world—New York City! The one thing we do not have is a backyard, so...

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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 existed in the area between 82nd to 85th street along Central Park West from 1825-1857, before the development of Central Park. Subsequently it was taken over via buyouts, and eventually in 1857 the city government acquired all private property within Seneca Village through eminent domain. After its destruction, the public...

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Top Spots To Capture The Colors Of Fall In Central Park

Top spots for photographers to capture the colors of Fall in Central Park. Some people think that Central Park is at its most beautiful in autumn, when the leaves turn into a light show of gold, brown and shades of red that can only be found in Mother Nature. Just as in spring when the trees come alive with color, the fall is also a feast for the eyes, and it quickly becomes a photographer’s delight. Leaves change color normally...

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Top 10 Places To Cool Off In Central Park

Where should you go when the temps start to soar in New York City? Central Park, of course. When it gets too hot to picnic out on the Great Lawn or Sheep Meadow, or when you want to exercise but it’s too hot to run the Reservoir or the loop, you can still enjoy the great outdoors and be safe in the hot weather. Below are some of our suggestions on where to cool off in Central Park, or even where to...

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Best Spots to Take Photos In Central Park

While Central Park is beautiful all year round, beginning in April,  almost like clockwork, the park starts to come alive with color.  It starts off slowly, and by the end of April into early May the hues are like a rainbow as trees and flowers burst forth.  Grab your camera and get ready to take pictures, rain or shine, the Park cannot take a bad picture! Everyone has a favorite spot they like to go to in Central Park, whether it...

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Register for Central Park Zoo Fall & Winter Classes

The Central Park Zoo has great classes for all ages, and Fall and Winter class registration at the Central Park Zoo is open now! Click here to register. You can take a special 2 hour class or sign up for longer programs as well. If you have a child or teen who wants to know what it is like to be a keeper and would like a “behind the scenes” experience, sign them up for a “Jr. Keeper” class or our “High School Internship”...

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The Best Spot to Work in Central Park

Photo Credit: MyUpperWest Central Park now has free Wi-Fi, which means that you now have a new office! Ditch the cubicle, the coffee shop, and even the corner office with a view of the park for a spot that’s actually IN the park. Central Park offers an abundance of fresh air, peaceful surroundings, beautiful scenery and natural light – all the makings of a great physical work environment, which, studies have shown can decrease stress and increase productivity (we’ll forward those studies...

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More Concerts & New Artists in the Park

Still in the midst of summer, there are another two months of concerts slated for Central Park. Some popular performers and legends of all genres will be turning up at SummerStage and we’ve put together a few below for you to add to your list: Alicia Keys will be appearing twice – once on August 30 for the Good Morning America Concert Series and again on September 28 for the Global Citizen Festival, along with fellow Grammy winners, Stevie Wonder, John...

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