Aug 03

Central Park, New York

When we think of New York City, we conjure images of skyscrapers, bustling crowds, a plethora of art and cultural events, an abundance of restaurants and a melting pot of virtually every ethnicity and nationality from around the globe. Most visitors think of Manhattan when you say NYC, but the city is actually comprised of 5 boroughs; Brooklyn (sometimes referred to as King’s County) , the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens. Manhattan is the heart of the tourism district and in the center of Manhattan Island is that large patch of green called Central Park.

This view looking south from atop the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A view from the roof of the MET.

A view from the roof of the MET.

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The above view looking across the Great Sheep Meadow.

A view of Central Park from the top of Rockefeller Center.

A view of Central Park from the top of Rockefeller Center.

This view from the Top of the Rock looking north, Hudson River to the left (West) and Central Park in the center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a link to learn about some interesting facts few people may know about Central Park. also, follow this link to learn about the men who actually built this magnificent park. As testament to the health of the environment in Central Park, I offer this link to a document from the NYC Audubon Society listing more than 200 species of birds that are regularly seen in the park. There is even a falcon who was hatched more than 20 years ago, nicknamed – Pale Male and he has earned his very own Wikilink!

Something worth noting if you like museums and are planning to visit the Big Apple; On the east side of Central Park at 85th Street is the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Follow this link to another article about this grand old museum and this one too. On the west side of the park is another great museum and a fun place for kids to explore the natural wonders — The American Museum of Natural History. In good weather, visitors can check out both museums and, in between, have a nice walk through the park.

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    • Echo on August 8, 2014 at 11:23 pm
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    Dear Kevin

    Your words did remind me all the beautiful memories in this amazing city 10 years ago when i have been there for short staying…..
    i must must go back there spend as many as possible days on lingering among those museums and arts, spectacular scenes, enjoy talking with our teacher Kevin.

    Look forward to seeing u there.

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Echo.
      I look forward to seeing you in NYC sometime!

    • judy zhao on August 9, 2014 at 1:52 am
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    Dear Kevin,although I haven’t take your class, I listened the class audIo of my colleagues. Your pronunciation is very good and I like your voice very much too. I’m preparing my lessons,hope to be your student within one month.My english is poor, I need your guidance and help in the classes. Thank you very much in advance.

    1. Yes, Judy, I have seen you in the pictures of your work training event and I look forward to you joining the team to improve you English language skills.

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