|Imagine, a romantic moment for two, alone, in a city of 8.5-million.|
|A vintage 1855 map of Manhattan. The area destined to become |
Central Park is indicated in green, even though the street grids
crisscross it just as they do the largely unoccupied farm land nearby.
|At times, one has to ask oneself, what's this city doing out |
here in the countryside like this? The question arises as to whether
the park is imposing on the city or vice versa.
|A look at the park some ten years before it was completed.|
|Regardless of the season, Central Park is alive with things|
to do and places to see. No scene is more iconic that this
gracefully arched stone bridge opposite Eighth Avenue's
famous Dakota complex.
|Central Park NYC, 1901, Maurice Prendergast|
|The Great Lawn, once a Depression Era shanty town.|
|Thousands of New York City painters have, for more than a |
century, been drawn to the beauty and convenience of Central Park.
|With a view like this, who could get |
any work done?