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Central Park

An extensive recreational area of New York City extending north to south in central Manhattan. The land, acquired in 1856, was developed according to plans drawn up by the landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.

Cen′tral Park′


n.
a public park in central Manhattan, New York City. 840 acres (340 hectares).
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Noun1.Central Park - a large park in ManhattanCentral Park - a large park in Manhattan    
Manhattan - one of the five boroughs of New York City
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Instead, Central Park Conservancy was formed in 1980 and eventually contracted with the city to take partial control over the green.
Sentry has produced award-winning outdoor lighting products, including the SCP Central Park tulip luminaire, the winner of a Central Park Conservancy design competition.
It is a great privilege to be able to contribute to the Central Park Conservancy, one of the most important cultural institutions in New York," he said.
We thank the members of the Rabies Task Force, Thomas Farley, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the Urban Park Rangers, the Central Park Conservancy, the US Department of Agriculture, the DOHMH Public Health Laboratory Rabies Unit, and New York City Animal Care and Control for their assistance.
Though the Central Park Conservancy was also founded at this time, it did not gain a master contract to administer the park until 1998, due especially to advocacy by one of its co-founders, stockbroker and philanthropist Richard Gilder, who urged that the CPC to:
If the Central Park Conservancy and the City of New York cannot properly care for this obelisk," he added, "I will take the necessary steps to bring this precious artifact home and save it from ruin.
So far, more than 150 nonprofit groups have joined, among them Gay Men's Health Crisis, Dress for Success, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, God's Love We Deliver, Central Park Conservancy, People for the American Way, Habitat for Humanity, Dance Theatre of Harlem and local chapters of the Susan G.
Since its founding in 1980, Central Park Conservancy has spearheaded the ambitious project of restoring once-forlorn Central Park, at a cost of some $350 million.
Seventy years later, scuba divers cleaning the reservoir found a section of the original fence, and its appearance sparked the imagination and generosity of a New York couple, who contacted the Central Park Conservancy and pledged to provide funding for a new fence.
Personal and property liability insurance "holding harmless" the City of New York, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Central Park Conservancy.
Miss Miller, who has worked as the photographer for the Central Park Conservancy since 1984 and has been the Park's official historian since 1989, has an intimate knowledge not just of the Park's history but of its every nook and cranny.