New York is a city of many voices. Sometimes loud, often opinionated. But they all come together to add depth and dimension to the city that we love. Lately, we’ve been listening closely to what New Yorkers have to say about Central Park—fondly known as their 843-acre backyard.
They spoke of their appreciation for the birds and the shade of the trees. We heard how the Park is their place for both socialization and solitude in the middle of this nonstop city. New Yorkers need Central Park in myriad ways. It enhances their lives—and in return, New Yorkers enhance the Park. As the caretakers of this greenspace, we at the Central Park Conservancy love hearing our visitors’ stories and sharing how everyone experiences this space and gets involved in their own ways.
“Look around,” Colson Whitehead wrote of Central Park in The Colossus of New York, his lyrical tribute to the City. “Brought together in this moment in a park... A community. And fancy that in a city.” A community, indeed. The Park needs us—all of us.
Kaitlyn Zafonte is Editor/Copywriter at the Central Park Conservancy.
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