Central Park


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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.
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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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But it is to be doubted whether any one liked reading them so much as he liked writing them--say, some time in the years 1893 and 1894, in a New York flat, where he could look from his lofty windows over two miles and a half of woodland in Central Park, and halloo his fancy wherever he chose in that faery realm of books which he re-entered in reminiscences perhaps too fond at times, and perhaps always too eager for the reader's following.
Small children's air-balloons of the latest model attached to string became a serious check to the pedestrian in Central Park. And amidst scenes of indescribable emotion the Albany legislature in permanent session, and with a generous suspension of rules and precedents, passed through both Houses the long-disputed Bill for universal military service in New York State.
Below, every point of vantage bristled with spectators, the roofs of the towering buildings, the public squares, the active ferry boats, and every favourable street intersection had its crowds: all the river piers were dense with people, the Battery Park was solid black with east-side population, and every position of advantage in Central Park and along Riverside Drive had its peculiar and characteristic assembly from the adjacent streets.
He had always admired the high and mighty old lady, who, in spite of having been only Catherine Spicer of Staten Island, with a father mysteriously discredited, and neither money nor position enough to make people forget it, had allied herself with the head of the wealthy Mingott line, married two of her daughters to "foreigners" (an Italian marquis and an English banker), and put the crowning touch to her audacities by building a large house of pale cream-coloured stone (when brown sandstone seemed as much the only wear as a frock-coat in the afternoon) in an inaccessible wilderness near the Central Park.
Joe was enthusiastic about some morning-effect sketches he was doing in Central Park, and Delia packed him off breakfasted, coddled, praised and kissed at 7 o'clock.
Here was an island with only a handful of people in it--25,000--and yet such fine roads do not exist in the United States outside of Central Park. Everywhere you go, in any direction, you find either a hard, smooth, level thoroughfare, just sprinkled with black lava sand, and bordered with little gutters neatly paved with small smooth pebbles, or compactly paved ones like Broadway.
After he retired from the Custom House, his tall, stalwart figure could be seen almost daily tramping through the Fort George district or Central Park, his roving inclination leading him to obtain as much out-door life as possible.
CAISLEAN FIFI needs to sharpen up dramatically at the start but otherwise looks drawn to complete a famous jumping double by adding the PS8,000 RPGTV Champion Hurdle title to his Grand National crown at Central Park (8.09, live on Racing Post Greyhound TV/SIS).
Originally from Sweden, Catarina settled in New York City where she fell in love with Central Park. Catarina hopes her photographs will inspire others to embrace the beauty and uniqueness of New York City's Central Park.
Pioneered by Fun Central Park and Filli Magna, the Christmas Village is an activity-packed 3-day event for people of all ages to experience the true meaning of Christmas together with family and friends.
EST Thursday. The parade will move through Midtown Manhattan, starting on the west side of central park near the American Museum of Natural History and progress down Central Park West and 6th Avenues toward Macy's flagship store in Herald Square. 

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