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Arthur Brisbane Memorial

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Arthur Brisbane

Along the Fifth Avenue perimeter wall at 101st Street stands this pink granite memorial to Arthur Brisbane. A bench juts out below a sunken bas-relief portrait of the legendary American newspaper editor and executive.

Balcony Bridge

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Balcony Bridge

Balcony Bridge supports the West Drive across an inlet connecting the Lake with Naturalists' Walk. On the east side of the bridge, benches sit inside balconies offering a gorgeous view over the Lake to the City skyline beyond.

Balto

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Balto

A heroic sled dog immortalized in bronze, Balto is a beloved fixture in the Park. Sculpted by Frederick G. R. Roth, Balto is a popular climbing statue among Central Park's youngest visitors—a fitting feature, given his backstory.

Bethesda Fountain

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Bethesda Fountain

Rising from Bethesda Terrace is Bethesda Fountain, with the famous Angel of the Waters statue atop—a biblical reference to the angel who blessed the Pool of Bethesda and gave it healing powers. It's the only statue commissioned for the Park, and the first public art commission by a woman in the City (Emma Stebbins).

Bethesda Terrace

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Bethesda Terrace

Bethesda Terrace is considered the heart of the Park and is, by design, its singular formal feature. Overlooking the Lake, it stands at the north end of the Park's long, tree-lined promenade, the Mall. A grand staircase descends into the subterranean Arcade, offering respite from rain and heat.

Bow Bridge

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Bow Bridge

With magnificent views across the Lake and into the Ramble, Bow Bridge is famously one of the Park's most romantic spots. It also has a storied history; it was the first cast-iron bridge in the Park and the second-oldest anywhere in America.

Bow Bridge Boat Landing

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Bow Bridge Boat Landing

Bow Bridge Boat Landing is one of five small, intricately beautiful structures sitting at the very shoreline of the Lake. Nestled within the Ramble, it offers a spectacular view of Bow Bridge.

Bridge 24

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Bridge No. 24

Bridge No. 24, one of the oldest cast-iron bridges in America, features a particularly elaborate Victorian design. It was originally built to allow pedestrians to stroll to the south gate house of the Reservoir without having to cross paths with horses on the bridle path.

Burnett Fountain

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Burnett Fountain

Burnett Fountain is a gorgeous memorial to classic children's book author Frances Hodgson Burnett. Set among the flowers of Conservatory Garden, the fountain features a bronze sculpture of a boy playing the flute and a young girl holding a bowl that functions as a bird bath.

Carousel

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Carousel

The Carousel has been a beloved Central Park tradition for nearly 150 years. Fifty-seven hand-carved and painted horses—plus two chariots—“gallop” along to Calliope music played by a mechanical organ. It's one of the largest carousels in the country, and with nearly 250,000 riders a year, also among the most popular.