Andrew Haswell Green Bench

The Andrew Haswell Green Bench is a quiet place to admire the surrounding greenery of Fort Fish.

The “Father of Greater New York,” Andrew Haswell Green was pivotal in the creation of Central Park and numerous other New York City cultural institutions. The bench was dedicated in his honor in 1929.

Green frequently clashed with Central Park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, but his staunch support of their Greensward plan was crucial in creating the Central Park we know today. Five maple trees representing the City’s five boroughs surround the bench, in memory of the man responsible for unifying them to create Greater New York.