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Central Park


Central Park
Central Park is a large public park in New York. The park contains many statues, a lake used for model boats, is used for open theatre and concert productions, is a popular location for horse riding, and also contains a zoo.


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Seeing Central Park: The Official Guide to the World's Greatest Urban Park

By Sara Cedar Miller

ABRAMS
Hardcover (192 pages)

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For more than 150 years, Central Park has been the centerpiece of New York City, drawing more than 25 million visitors each year. In Seeing Central Park, Sara Cedar Miller, the official historian and photographer of the Central Park Conservancy, takes readers through America's most popular and celebrated park, where natural and manmade features are interwoven into a spectacular work of public art. Combining superb research and writing with breathtaking photographs, Seeing Central Park is not only a gorgeous gift book, but also a guide through every significant design feature in the park, from the largest, such as the Reservoir, to the smallest, such as the intricate carvings in the stonework surrounding Bethesda Terrace.

Seeing Central Park also reveals many newly renovated and restored designs, including Bow Bridge, which has been canonized in countless films, and the Minto Tile Arcade near the famous Bethesda Fountain.

Central Park, An American Masterpiece: A Comprehensive History of the Nation's First Urban Park

By Sara Cedar Miller

Brand: Harry N. Abrams
Hardcover (240 pages)

Central Park, An American Masterpiece: A Comprehensive History of the Nation s First Urban Park
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A visual tribute to America's first public park, published to coincide with its 150th anniversary, documents its artistic and social history, identifies the roles of its designers, and provides period views, original plans and drawings, and modern photographs of the park's restored areas.

Saving Central Park: A History and a Memoir

By Elizabeth Barlow Rogers

Knopf
Released: 2018-05-15
Hardcover (336 pages)

Saving Central Park: A History and a Memoir
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The story of how one woman's long love affair with New York's Central Park led her to organize its rescue from a state of serious decline, returning it to the beautiful place of recreational opportunity and spiritual sustenance that it is today.

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers opens with a quick survey of her early life--a middle-class upbringing in Texas; college at Wellesley, marriage, a master's degree in city planning at Yale. And then her move to New York, where she starts a family and, when she finds being a mother and a housewife is not enough, pours herself into the protection and enhancement of the city's green spaces. Interwoven into her own story is a comprehensive history of Central Park: its design and construction as a scenic masterpiece; the alterations of each succeeding era; the addition of numerous facilities for sports and play; and finally, the "anything goes" phase of the 1960s and 70s, which was often fun but nearly destroyed the park. The two narratives continue to entwine as she finds a job in the administration of Central Park, founds the Central Park Conservancy, and transforms both the park and herself--a transformation that has led to the writing of her many books, to travels that have taken her to parks and gardens around the world, and to solidifying the prestige of one of New York's most conspicuous landmarks.

Good Night Central Park (Good Night Our World)

By Adam Gamble

Our World of Books
Released: 2013-05-01
Board book (20 pages)

Good Night Central Park (Good Night Our World)
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Good Night Central Park explores the Central Park Zoo, street performers, statues, the various pools and ponds, Lasker Rink and Pool, Conservatory Garden, playgrounds, baseball fields, the carousel, Bow Bridge, Great Lawn, the mall, carriage rides, Bethesda Fountain, and more. Central Park lovers will relish this adorable board book. Young readers will have the chance to explore all the famous sights and attractions this iconic park has to offer.

This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting, child-friendly themes.

Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for North America's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions as rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.

Central Park Trees and Landscapes: A Guide to New York City's Masterpiece

By Edward Barnard

University Press Group Ltd
Paperback (336 pages)

Central Park Trees and Landscapes: A Guide to New York City s Masterpiece
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This is the ultimate field guide to the trees and landscapes of Central Park, with a lively, authoritative text and over 900 color photographs, botanical plates, and extraordinarily detailed maps.

Under the direction of the Central Park Conservancy, the park's landscapes have been painstakingly restored to achieve the effects envisioned more than 150 years ago by the park's designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. This book highlights the leading role that trees play in defining 22 of these landscapes and chronicles the history of each of more than 200 tree species and varieties present in the park―where it came from and where the most outstanding specimens are located.

Besides being a superb guide to the world's greatest center-city park, this book is a highly informative guide to most of the tree species commonly encountered in the eastern United States. Anyone who loves trees will find this book a very rewarding read, full of fascinating details and beautiful illustrations.

Central Park Trees and Landscapes is divided into two major sections:

"The Landscapes" opens with a geological account of Manhattan Island―from its position 500 million years ago on the edge of the proto–North American continent to its emergence about 15,000 years ago from the Laurentide Ice Sheet. The effects that human inhabitants had on the ecology of the island are described―from the burning of field stubble by Native Americans to the clearing of forest trees by Europeans. Next, the narrative focuses on the land that would eventually become Central Park―how it was saved from being dissected by John Randel's rigid street grid and how Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux became the park's designers. The heart of the section is devoted to the construction of the park in the late 1850s and 1860s. Twenty-two of the park's grand landscapes are pictured in dozens of photographs and in seven detailed maps pinpointing nearly 20,000 trees. Readers can identify each tree on the maps by species using the Tree Maps Key (located on the back of the front flap).

"The Tree Guide" contains informative essays full of intriguing botanical and historical facts on over 200 of the park's tree species and varieties. Each two-page entry features illustrations of leaves, fruits, flowers, and bark as well as a striking portrait photograph of a park tree. The entries are organized into groups by leaf shapes shown on an easy-to-use identification key (located inside the front cover).

The Central Park Five: The Untold Story Behind One of New York City's Most Infamous Crimes

By Sarah Burns

Vintage
Released: 2012-04-03
Paperback (272 pages)

The Central Park Five: The Untold Story Behind One of New York City s Most Infamous Crimes
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In this spellbinding account of the real facts of the Central Park jogger case, Sarah Burns powerfully reexamines one of New York City's most notorious crimes and its aftermath.
 
On April 20th, 1989, two passersby discovered the body of the "Central Park jogger" crumpled in a ravine. She'd been raped and severely beaten. Within days five black and Latino teenagers were apprehended, all five confessing to the crime. The staggering torrent of media coverage that ensued, coupled with fierce public outcry, exposed the deep-seated race and class divisions in New York City at the time. The minors were tried and convicted as adults despite no evidence linking them to the victim. Over a decade later, when DNA tests connected serial rapist Matias Reyes to the crime, the government, law enforcement, social institutions and media of New York were exposed as having undermined the individuals they were designed to protect. Here, Sarah Burns recounts this historic case for the first time since the young men's convictions were overturned, telling, at last, the full story of one of New York’s most legendary crimes.

Up in the Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses

By Shira Boss

Sterling Children's Books
Released: 2018-03-06
Hardcover (40 pages)

Up in the Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses
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“Bob lived in the big city. The city was very crowded.”
A true story about Bob Redman, a New York City boy who built a series of intricate treehouses hidden in Central Park.
This charming picture book tells the true story of Bob Redman, a child growing up in New York City. Tired of the noise, the people, and the rushing around, Bob took shelter in the natural beauty of Central Park—where he covertly built a series of amazing treehouses, starting with a simple platform and growing more and more elaborate over time. He played cat-and-mouse with the park workers, who kept tearing down his houses, until he was finally caught. But his story ends with a happy surprise . . .


 
 
 

 
 
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