New York City’s parks and recreational spaces. Includes central park, bronx, the new york zoo and more.
The City of New York is the most marvelous exemplification of those traits of the American people which have made the United States of to-day. Interest in New York does not lie in the mere magnitude of the city, but is found rather in the bound-less enterprise, the bold conception and the amazing achievement, which have reared the mighty fabric of the Metropolis. The theme is one which might well challenge the pen of him who would celebrate the America of the beginning of the Twentieth Century.


  • Central Park CENTRAL PARK extends from 59th street north to troth street, and from Fifth avenue west to Eighth avenue. It is two and one-half miles long and one-half mile wide. The area comprises 879 acres of diversified woodland, meadow, lawn, lakes and ponds; and the Park ranks as one of the most beautiful pleasure grounds in the world.
  • Bronx Park BRONX PARK lies on both sides of the Bronx River, between Williams-bridge and West Farms. The river took its name from Jonas Broncks. The NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN, in Bronx Park, near the Bedford Park Station of the Harlem Railroad. The NEW YORK ZOOLOGICAL PARK has an ideal site in Bronx Park.
  • Van Cortland Park VAN CORTLANDT PARK, at the extreme north end of the city, comprises in its diversified area a high ridge which carries the Croton aqueduct, a wide level plain which is a parade ground of the National Guard, and a lake resorted to in winter by skaters.
  • City Hall Park The actual City Hall Park is the center and head of the official life of New York. Here are the municipal and county buildings; the City Hall, with the offices of Mayor, Marshal and Sheriff, the halls of the Council and Assembly; and here are the courts with judges, jurors, lawyers and litigants.
  • Battery Park BATTERY PARK forms the southern termination of Manhattan Island. It is reached by all the elevated roads and by the Broadway, Sixth avenue, Eighth avenue and Belt lines, and by the Subway.
  • Gramercy Park and The Players Club. Gramercy Park is a famous little nook nestling between approaching high buildings in a little square between 20th and 21st Streets just off Fourth Avenue. The Park was a gift from Samuel B. Ruggles to the owners of the adjoining property and is a private possession not open to the public.
  • Van Cortland and Bronx Parks. Big as Central Park is, it does not compare with Van Cortlandt Park, 1,132 acres, with its wonderful golf courses; Bronx, which contains 719 acres, and has the largest zoological garden in the world, and the most famous Botanical Gardens; or Pelham Bay Park, which faces the Sound at Pelham Bay. Including the Parkway, which connects it with Bronx, the total area is over 1,756 acres.
  • New York botanical garden The New York Botanical Garden was established for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a Botanical Garden and Museum and Arboretum therein, for the collection and culture of plants, flowers, shrubs and trees, the advancement of botanical science and knowledge, and the exhibition of ornamental and decorative horticulture and gardening and for the entertainment, recreation and instruction of the people.
  • Brooklyn botanical garden The Brooklyn Botanic Garden was established in 1910 as a Department of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. Its object is the advancement and diffusion of a knowledge and love of plants.
  • New York Central Park. No city so small and so congested as is New York, it is something to brag about that we have given up the most desirable portion of it for the use of the general public in form of the Central Park. To deduct 843 acres out of a scant total of 22,000 and deny ourselves the vast revenue it would produce if devoted to ordinary usage, argues volumes for our public spirit.
  • Bowling Green The diminutive oval of Bowling Green, at the foot of Broadway, is the city's oldest park. Its story goes back to the beginning, when the Dutch came to Manhattan Island in 1626.
  • New York Zoo The New York Zoological Park was conceived and planned by the New York Zoological Society, a scientific body, as a public zoological park for the protection of American native animals and the promotion of zoology.
  • Birds All the twenty-one families of eastern North American perching birds are represented: flycatchers, swallows, wrens, mockingbirds, catbirds, thrushes, kinglets, vireos, waxwings, shrikes, nut-hatches, brown creepers, warblers, pipits, horned larks, sparrows, honey creepers, tanagers, blackbirds, orioles, English starling, crows and jays, as well as many foreign and tropical species.
  • Mammals Just southeast of the Reptile House is the Small Mammal House of New York Zoological Park.
  • Primates The New York Zoological Park was conceived and planned by the New York Zoological Society, a scientific body, as a public zoological park for the protection of American native animals and the promotion of zoology.
  • Reptiles The Reptile House of the New York Zoo, contains a series of examples, carefully selected, to afford a general view of the four important groups of living reptiles—turtles, crocodiles, lizards and snakes—and of the still more interesting amphibians—frogs, toads, newts and salamanders.





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