Less than one mile to Bentley Hotel
Central Park is a city park in Manhattan. With more than forty million visitors in 2013, it is the most popular urban park in the United States. The park was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1962.
One of the most popular sightseeing locations in New York, it is bordered on the Central Park North, Central Park South, Central Park West, and on the east by Fifth Avenue. The park was opened on 770 acres of city-owned land and was expanded to 843 acres. It has a perimeter of 6.1 miles. Central Park is a man-made wonder. It is the first public park built in America,
A total of 29 sculptures by sculptors have been erected over the years, most donated by individuals or organizations. Much of the first statuary placed was of authors and poets, in an area now known as Literary Walk. New York City dedicated 2.5 acres to the memory of John Lennon. Countries from all around the world contributed trees, and Italy donated the iconic Imagine mosaic.
The park has many recreational facilities so the more athletic won’t have a problem finding a place to skate, pedal, row, dribble, or climb to his or her heart’s delight. Park Drive is just over six miles long and is heavily used by runners, joggers, pedestrians, and bicyclist. Most weekends races take place in the park. The New York City Marathon finishes in Central Park outside the popular Tavern on the Green.
Smack in the middle of busy Manhattan, the park grounds serve as a sanctuary for packs of migratory birds each year. You can roam amidst the tranquility, while gazing upon nearly fifty fountains, monuments, and sculptures or admiring its thirty-six bridges and arches.
Without a doubt Central Park is one of the most famous parks in the world. It is synonymous with New York City as is the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. Central Park is dynamic and vibrant, an ever changing counterpoint to the architectural achievements around it.
Central Park is less than a mile to Bentley Hotel and 17 miles to JFK Airport.