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Category: History

2017
 

The Story Behind Central Park’s Rustic Architecture

By Central Park Conservancy|15 June 2017
In a city filled with concrete, glass, and steel, it’s a welcome surprise to discover handcraf... Read more  

 

160 Years of Central Park: A Brief History

By Central Park Conservancy|01 June 2017
Central Park serves as a peaceful haven for New Yorkers — an escape from the City grind and a ... Read more  

 

Calvert Vaux and the Vision of Bethesda Terrace

By Central Park Conservancy|08 March 2017
This week, we honor Central Park’s lesser-known (but no less visionary!) co-designer, Calvert ... Read more  

 

Love in Central Park

By Central Park Conservancy|08 February 2017
Roses are red, violets are blue, Central Park is for lovers… and the romance is far from new!... Read more  

2016
 

The Spook-tacular History of the Central Park Pumpkin Flotilla…

By Central Park Conservancy|24 October 2016
On Sunday, October 30, New York City families, bedecked in their Halloween spookiest, will send thei... Read more  

 

Sculpted Nature: Landscape Architecture in Central Park

By Central Park Conservancy|12 October 2016
A popular misconception of Central Park is that its 843 acres are the last remaining natural land in... Read more  

 

The People’s Gates to the People’s Park

By Central Park Conservancy|06 September 2016
Passing through the gates of Central Park is a seamless transition from noisy urban streets to a pea... Read more  

 

Central Park: A Research Guide

By Institute for Urban Parks|31 August 2016
Since 1980, the Central Park Conservancy has worked to restore and manage Central Park. This effort ... Read more  

 

ROOTS in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary

By Institute for Urban Parks|03 August 2016
Surrounded by the Pond at the southeast corner of Central Park is the four-acre Hallett Nature Sanct... Read more