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Central Park Then and Now (Hardcover)

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Marcia Reiss is the author of seven books about New York history and architecture. Her most recent works include New York City at Night, Lost New York and Central Park Then and Now, as well as a series of guides to historic Brooklyn neighborhoods. She was Policy Director of the Parks Council, now New Yorkers for Parks, and previously Public Affairs Director for New York City Department of Ports and Trade. She also taught at Columbia University and Hunter College, and was a reporter for the Brooklyn Phoenix and the Seafarers Log. She and her husband have lived in several buildings in Manhattan and Brooklyn (Then) but (Now) live in an 1840 farmhouse in upstate New York.
Arguably one of the best-known and most-visited urban parks in the world, Central Park was originally created to provide an open space for Manhattan's booming population to escape the noise and pollution of the busy city. Today, you'll still find New Yorkers (and millions of tourists!) languishing on the Park's lush lawns, jogging along its paths, skating on Wollman Pond, or riding the historic carousel. Visit this amazing park and its remarkable history in Central Park Then and Now.
* Officially completed in 1873, Central Park is filled with man-made lakes, ponds, winding paths, pavilions, and attractive buildings. As the photographs show, many structures--including an old elevated railway--were removed to make room for the new park
* Compare the old Central Park Menagerie to the modern Central Park Zoo. In its early days, the park received many exotic animals as gifts and the Menagerie began to grow. A zoo building was designed to house the animals in 1934
* Come rub Balto's nose! This hero sled dog has achieved a polished golden appearance as generations of children have come to rub his nose for luck
* Although New York moves at a breakneck pace, inside Central Park time seems to stand still. The clothing may look different, but kids still play with sailboats at the boating lake, lovers still go for rides on Carriage Drive, and families still toboggan on the park's rolling hills


ISBN 9781607100072
Genre TRAVEL / United States / Northeast / Middle Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA)
Format Hardcover
Pages 144
Publisher Date 2010-04-15 00:00:00.0
Publisher Thunder Bay Pr
Copyright Year 2009
Height 10.0 in
Wdth 11.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 2.18 lb
Language English
Series Name Then and Now
Audience General/trade
Authors Reiss, Marcia

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  • Eh, it was for a gift.

    It was not as picturesque as I had hoped but it was a gift to my cousin from Canada that loves Central Park

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