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Central Park (Then & Now)

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Publisher Comments:

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, expanding the Menagerie. A zoo building was designed to house the animals in 1934. Come rub Balto's nose! This hero sled dog has achieved a polished gold appearance as generations of children have come to rub his nose for luck.

Book News Annotation:

This oversized volume (11.5x10") offers nearly 300 photos in pairs that show, on the left and in black and white, a view from the past and, on the right, that view in contemporary times and in color. With accompanying text, each scene is placed in the park's 150 year history and situated in the 843 acre landscape. Every feature is here: bridges, arches, monuments, gates, theaters, ice rink and restaurant. Every space is on view: the sheep meadow, ramble gorge, great lawn, lake view east, conservatory garden, and the pond. Beginning and ending with novelty shots of the park by air and the park by night, no view is neglected. This is a wonderful trip through a unique and celebrated great American space. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Marcia Reiss has lived in Brooklyn and Manhattan for more than 30 years, working as a journalist, university professor, public official, and advocate. She is the author of New York Then and Now and Brooklyn Then and Now, as well as a series of guides to Brooklyn neighborhoods published by the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781607100072
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Author:
Reiss, Marcia
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) History.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - Northeast - Middle Atlantic (General)
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
United States / Northeast / Middle Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA)
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Then & Now Thunder Bay
Publication Date:
20100427
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
70 color photos, 70 B&W photos
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10 x 11.25 in 35 oz

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