Central Park turned 161 years old today (July 21, 1853).
If you live in New York you can’t help but love her. She’s big (843 acres!), beautiful and diverse. To the non-New Yorker she seems scary, but really she’s simply amazing! If you are from out-of-town, you owe yourself the treat of walking her paths in person. When people ask me what its like to live in the city with no space I say “No space?, I have the biggest backyard in the world!”
Here’s a little taste of what NYC kids see when we visit our communal back yard in the center of town!