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From centralpark.org: Central Park was the first landscaped public park in the United States. Advocates of creating the park--primarily wealthy merchants and landowners--admired the public grounds of London and Paris and urged that New York needed a comparable facility to establish its international reputation.

A public park, they argued, would offer their own families an attractive setting for carriage rides and provide working-class New Yorkers with a healthy alternative to the saloon. (This is still true.)

the day could not have been more lovely, as shown above: beautiful blue skies over boaters on the lake, on the west side of the park.

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Sunday 13 July 2003

by the lake central park

14 July 03 @ 05:54
wonderful photos of the park. looks like a lovely place...
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