Central Park

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Central Park
Central Park, located in New York City is a public park designed for people to enjoy sightseeing, tours, exercising, or just plain relaxing. It is an attraction sight for many tourists as well as New Yorkers. According to the book “Central Park, An American Masterpiece” by Sara Cedar Miller, the eight hundred and forty three acres of land began construction in 1857 and won the title of being a National Historic Landmark since 1962. The park which is located in the center of Manhattan, starts from 59th street and extends all the way to 110th street. Based on Miller’s assertions, Central Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, after he won a park design contest. Olmsted also received help from Calvert Vaux, who was an
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It was said that the park had deteriorated to the point of no return. Because of the Graffiti, garbage and criminality in the park, people refrained from visiting the place. As a result, it became a symbol of New York City’s decline. Lack of general maintenance, according to the book is what bought the unfortunate decline of the park. However, in 1980 the Central Park Conservancy, which is a private fundraising body, took responsibility of restoring and renovating the place. Because of the restoration and renovation, new attractions began to emerge. As a result, everyone from middle class to the not so middle class enjoyed the park.
Robert Moses played a huge role in altering Central Park in the twentieth century. Robert Moses is known as the “master builder” of New York. Because of him, the first playground in Central Park was built. It was mainly used by children and middle and working class individuals. By the nineteen forties Robert Moses had become the commissioner for the park, and a result, more than twenty playgrounds were placed. Therefore, Central Park became less elite as time went on. The use


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