Central Park

Central Park

59th St to 110th St (5th Ave to Central Park West), New York, NY 10028, United States
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  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours
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Central Park is the 843-acre green heart of Manhattan and is maintained by the Central Park Conservancy. It was designed in the 19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux as an urban escape for New Yorkers, and now receives over 40 million visits per year.

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  • TODAY Show

    Home to some of New York's most famous concerts. Diana Ross literally singing in the rain, Simon & Garfunkel, Garth Brooks and Dave Matthews Band have all played Central Park.

    TODAY Show · May 20, 2010
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  • City of New York

    Did you know? To create that feeling of being in the countryside, and not in the middle of a city, the four Transverse Roads were sunken down eight feet below the park’s surface.

    City of New York · March 25, 2013
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  • John M.

    Visit Cherry Hill in late afternoon, walk across Bow Bridge over to the Ramble and watch the sun set over the Westside.

    John Moore · December 17, 2009
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  • Valentine's Day Movie

    Take a romantic stroll around The Reservoir at sunset or explore the North Woods. #vday

    Valentine's Day Movie · February 2, 2010
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  • Team Coco

    "Central Park takes up roughly 843 acres of land. To give you an idea, that’s roughly 16 billion NY apartments." - Conan O'Brien

    Team Coco · October 26, 2011
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  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: 1975 was the last year the New York City marathon was raced entirely inside Central Park. In this photo, runners at the marathon starting line. Read more

    The New York Daily News · November 6, 2010
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  • The New Yorker

    See Central Park on the cover of the April 1, 2013 issue of The New Yorker, plus a slideshow of Art Deco covers from the 1920s: Read more

    The New Yorker · March 28, 2013
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  • Sony

    For all the runners out there, working out on cold, hard pavement will quicken your turnover and effectively improve your form. Read more

    Sony · October 4, 2012
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  • Angel Hana A.

    Winter Jam 2013 in Central Park

    Angel Hana A. · January 27, 2013
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  • Paul L.

    check out strawberry fields.

    Paul LoFaso · August 16, 2009
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  • Serdar S

    Go and have a nice walk

    Serdar S · December 29, 2009
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  • nnkoji +.

    Lots of squirrels in the park! パーク内にはリスがたくさんいます!しかも思ったよりデカイです。

    nnkoji + · September 7, 2013
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  • The Most Interesting Man in the World

    I comforted Dutchess Elba here, the day she learned of her husband's affair with the daughter of an Italian tire magnate. I cut our time short, for fear of being involved in yet another royal scandal.

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  • H&M

    Enjoy then park in style, then shop Fashion's Night Out! Head over to our store on 731 Lex Ave & (s)hop a bus around town! Enjoy 30% off your favorite item from 6pm - 11pm & other surprises!

    H&M · September 6, 2012
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  • Rob D.

    Sit down and chill with some friends on a sunny day

    Rob Dolin · April 28, 2009
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  • Erin S.

    Bike around the Central Park loop on a weekend.

    Erin Sparling · March 12, 2009
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  • harryh

    Did you remember everything you needed for the perfect picnic (baguette, cured meats, a fine cheese, bottle of wine)? If not, take note of the Whole Foods in Columbus Circle.

    harryh · March 8, 2009
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  • Fernando S.

    take a breath of fresh air...

    Fernando Salas · December 25, 2009
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  • NYC Parks

    Go to Mineral Springs, Tavern on the Green, or the Zoo to connect to free Wi-Fi, courtesy of AT&T.

    NYC Parks · March 5, 2012
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  • Fitness Magazine

    There's a man who runs in a black thong leotard in the mornings. Don't worry, he's harmless. And BRAVE! He's been seen running in this "gear" on even the coldest winter mornings. Brrrr.

    Fitness Magazine · January 24, 2011
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  • TripAdvisor

    “How nice it is for New York City to have such a great place to walk and relax. We also get to have our own Zoo and special fountains!!! Th...” – TripAdvisor user on Jan 8, 2012. Read more reviews at Read more

    TripAdvisor · January 24, 2012
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  • Time Out New York

    Wander and take in the wilderness. When you’ve tired yourself out, plop down alongside the picturesque Loch (midpark between 102nd and 103rd Sts), a narrow stream dotted with five waterfalls. Read more

    Time Out New York · June 13, 2013
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  • Darrell W.

    Come be weird. It's acceptable.

    Darrell Whitelaw · March 7, 2010
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  • naveen

    alice in wonderland sculptures in central park - especially at night

    naveen · October 14, 2008
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  • Peter S.

    Start at Columbus Circle and ru n Northeast, run the full length of Central Park - .3k short of a 10k. Spectacular feeling to run the greatest park in the world.

    Peter Shankman · August 13, 2009
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  • City of New York

    Did you know? The Park got its initial start in 1853, but the Central Park was not officially opened until the winter of 1859.

    City of New York · December 26, 2012
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  • New York Habitat

    One of the most well known parks in the U.S., Central Park is a great place to get away from the fast paced NYC streets. See a concert or movie here in the summer for an unforgettable experience!

    New York Habitat · September 26, 2011
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  • Melissa C.

    Nothing better than relaxing in the Park

    Melissa Chusid · March 27, 2010
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  • Robert Q.

    Find a rock and sit :)

    Robert Quintana II · June 11, 2010
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  • 'Rosli R.

    Angel Hana you left lots of beautiful memories here. Miss you my sweetie^^

    'Rosli RazorNail™ 💦 · July 6, 2013
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  • NYC Parks

    Grab your skates and head to Laser Rink in the park's northern section. Open late on Fridays & Saturdays. Read more

    NYC Parks · November 7, 2013
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  • John S.

    Go the Sheeps Meadow. Bring one or all of the following: blanket, wine, beer, cheese, crackers, sandwiches, fruit, music, friends. Watch people. Smile.

    John Simpson · August 9, 2009
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  • City of New York

    In order to decide who would design the Park, the Central Park Commission held the country’s first landscape design contest. The ‘Greensward Plan,’ by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won.

    City of New York · December 26, 2012
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  • Gray Line New York

    Hop-on the Uptown Loop for gorgeous views of Central Park from the top-deck.

    Gray Line New York · October 26, 2011
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  • John M.

    Went for a run around the Reservoir at sunset and watched the lights come up on Manhattan as the city dresses for the evening. Read more

    John Moore · December 10, 2009
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  • David P.

    go for a run around the park

    David Parry · July 29, 2009
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  • Robert R.

    ...visit www.centralparknyc.org for info on events & also check out the Interactive Central Park Map! Read more

    Robert Rowe · May 21, 2010
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  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: The New York City Marathon finishes at Tavern on the Green in Central Park. View classic photos of the marathon's history at the link! Read more

    The New York Daily News · November 4, 2011
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  • ABC News

    Keep your eyes peeled. You might see "This Week" anchor Christiane Amanpour riding her bike in the park. She loves to ride her bike in the park and all over NYC. Follow her on Twitter: @camanpour Read more

    ABC News · April 17, 2011
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  • The Transit Navigator

    Many don't realize it, but Central Park occupies a large part of Manhattan. Come here for a nice stroll, or just to sit and relax.

    The Transit Navigator · September 24, 2011
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  • IWalked Audio Tours

    1st public landscaped park in US. Designed by Calvert Vaux & Frederick Law Olmsted in 1858. 843 acres. More gun powder used in blasting limestone quarries than Battle of Gettysburg. More info in blog Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · September 10, 2011
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  • WICT Leadership Conference

    The southern end of the park is only blocks from the Hilton New York. Enjoy a morning run through the park, or just take a leisurely stroll when you need a break.

    WICT Leadership Conference · August 16, 2011
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  • NYC Parks

    Come to the Bandshell on Sat. October 29 for Pumpkin Fest, NYC's annual celebration of the fall harvest in Central Park! Free pumpkins, haunted houses, and more. Read more

    NYC Parks · October 4, 2011
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  • Otel.com

    Having a lunch picnic at this place is great if you’re on a budget, and you will have the best backdrop while enjoying your food.

    Otel.com · August 27, 2011
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  • Sarena P.

    Walk through Central Park during the spring when the Cherry blossoms are in full bloom and raining down upon you. Simply beautiful.

    Sarena Perez · October 21, 2009
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  • NYU

    Everything from a walk to a horse and carriage tour - all possible at Central Park! Enjoy the sights and sounds of the NYC’s scenic park!

    NYU · May 1, 2013
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the chestnuts

    Foodspotting · November 23, 2010
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  • El✩na K.

    Central Park is fantastic anytime of the year. A fantastic place to soak up the atmosphere and people watch! *Most facilities closed due to winter months but still worth it.

    El✩na K · January 9
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  • NYC Parks

    Fall Foliage: Enjoy a romantic view of autumn's changing leaves at the Bow Bridge. Read more

    NYC Parks · November 14, 2013
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  • Florent

    En hiver comme en été, Central Park est un véritable écrin de verdure au coeur de Big Apple. S'y balader est d'un charme incroyable, en flânant par-ci par là.

    Florent · November 6, 2011
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