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May 8th, 2014
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Central Park

Address: 14 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022

Description: Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan in New York City. The park was initially opened in 1857, on 778 acres (315 ha) of city-owned land (it is 843 acres today). In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted andCalvert Vaux won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they entitled the Greensward Plan. Construction began the same year, continued during the American Civil War, and was completed in 1873. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States.

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962, the park is currently managed by the Central Park Conservancy under contract with the city government. The Conservancy is a non-profit organization that contributes 83.5% of Central Park’s $37.5 million annual budget, and employs 80.7% of the park’s maintenance staff.

Phone: (212) 310-6600

 

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