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What to See in and Around Central Park
Manhattan’s Central Park is aptly named: the vast greenspace is a near-perfect rectangle in the center of the borough and a place for New Yorkers and visitors alike to spend time in nature. Here’s our guide to sights in and around the park that your clients won’t want to miss.
The design for the enchanting 843-acre (3,411,500-square-meter) park, which stretches from 59th to 110th Streets in Manhattan, was selected in 1858. Some of the park’s many landmarks include Belvedere Castle, Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, Tavern on the Green restaurant and Strawberry Fields (a tribute to John Lennon).
Guide to the Brooklyn Historical Society
The Brooklyn Historical Society is one of the borough’s oldest cultural institutions, and the recent opening of a second branch has made it easier than ever for visitors to immerse themselves in the history of New York City’s most populous borough. The museum’s Brooklyn Heights location houses unique historical artifacts, portraits and landscape paintings that represent Brooklyn through the ages. The newer Dumbo branch highlights the area’s transformation from a 19th-century shipyard to its present incarnation as a hub for culture, food and technology. Combining a visit to either museum with lunch and a stroll through the neighborhood gives your clients the chance to experience the borough like local.