The Perimeter Association provides funding for the improvement and maintenance of Central Park's six-mile perimeter which runs from the Park's wall to the street curb. Over 100 residential buildings, clubs, and community organizations around the Park support the program with contributions from $1,500 to $7,000. Contributions to the Perimeter Association allow Conservancy staff to:
- Keep the six-mile perimeter clean seven days a week, year-round
- Remove snow, leaves and graffiti
- Pick up trash and other debris
- Power wash and sweep sidewalks
- Install plantings along the wall and at entrances
- Repair Park walls, sidewalk and benches
Without the support of the Perimeter Association's cooperating buildings, it would be difficult to keep the perimeter clean and maintained.
The map below indicates those buildings that have contributed to the Perimeter Association during the 2013 fiscal year (donations made between July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014).
A special thank you to the Rudin Management Company for their loyal and generous support.
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Suzie Aijala and Jenny Price
For more information on or to donate to the Perimeter Association please call 212.310.6655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building of the Season
at 81st and 82nd Streets on Central Park West
Some of the most recognizable icons of Central Park aren't inside the Park — they're the buildings that surround it. One of these landmark neighbors is the Beresford, located between 81st and 82nd Streets on Central Park West.
"The Beresford is clearly meant to be seen from Central Park," said architecture critic Paul Goldberger. Though it may appear to be square, the Beresford is shaped like a U, with the U's right side at 82nd Street. Ornate, baroque towers sit atop three of the building's four corners, all except the northwest corner, which faces away from the Park. The best view of the building looks toward the southeast corner, as one does from the Lake in Central Park. The Beresford's three towers suggest a V shape that forms an arrow pointing directly toward Bethesda Terrace, the heart of Central Park.
In the Beresford, architect Emery Roth brought together a variety of styles, including Art Deco, Beaux-Arts, and baroque. Goldberger calls the Beresford an "interpretation of Italian architecture and other styles" that simultaneously fulfills the demands of a large New York City apartment building. "Roth was an assembler of various architectural elements," Goldberger said. In the Beresford, these various styles, "form eclectic, free-flowing mixes." The result is a building that is distinctly Emery Roth and distinctly New York.
The Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy sincerely appreciates The Beresford's ongoing, loyal support of the Perimeter Association.