Titel: New York's 50 Best Places to Discover and ...
Verlag: City and Company
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From the president of the Central Park Conservancy, Karen Putnam, and former Central Park Planner and landscape architect, Marianne Cramer, comes the ultimate guidebook to New Yorks Central Park. Native New Yorkers and visitors alike are invited to explore the most interesting places among the Parks 843 acres of rolling lawns, woodlands and water bodies. With this book in hand, Central Park becomes more welcoming and accessible than ever before.
Lively, entertaining information on 50 of the Parks most alluring sites, including well known spots such as Sheep Meadow and Bethesda Fountain, as well as lesser known locales, such as the Ravine and Harlem Meer, will entice readers and encourage many repeat visits. Each entry includes a range of information, from horticultural details and historical facts, to anecdotes and architectural distinctions. An illustrated map featuring all sites is included for easy navigation while exploring. The map and drawings were provided by artist John Coburn, who explored every acre of the Park, sketchbook and bottle of ink in hand, to capture its natural beauty and charm.
A portion of the proceeds from sales of the book will support the Central Park Conservancy in its effort to keep Central Park beautiful for all.About the Author:
Karen Putnam, president of Central Park Conservancy, and Marianne Cramer, former Central Park planner and landscape architect, invite you to explore the Park's rolling lawns, woodlands, waterbodies, and much more. Join them, and enjoy.
The Central Park Conservancy is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1980 that manages Central Park under a contract with the City of New York/Department of Parks & Recreation. Through private donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations, the Conservancy provides more than 80 percent of the Parks annual operating budget, funds major capital improvements, provides horticultural care and management, and offers programs for volunteers and visitors. The Conservancy invites all Central Park visitors to become partners in taking care of the Park to ensure that it remains a beautiful place for leisure, recreation, and the appreciation of nature.
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