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Central Park, NYC

  • Vicinity: Bounded by Central Park West (8th Ave), Central Park North (W 110th St), 5th Ave (Museum Mile), Central Park South (W 59th St)
  • Type: Urban Park
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Activity Category: On Foot
  • Locale Type: Outdoor Space
  • On Foot Type: Hike



Name of Notable Genus AsNotedIn Address Proximity
Name Genus AsNotedIn Address Proximity
110th Street-Cathedral Parkway Subway Station (IRT)
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Broadway W 110th St and Cathedral Pkwy
Columbus Circle


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Frederick Law Olmsted Sr Architect
Calvert Vaux Architect

Data »

Particulars for Central Park, NYC:
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Sight Category Landscape
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Level of Significance National
Locale Type Natural Environ
Locale Type Outdoor Space
Historic Use Park
Open space Type Urban Park

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

Registry Name: Central Park
Registry Address: Bounded by Central Park S., 5th Ave., Central Park W., 110th St.
Registry Number: 66000538
Resource Type: District
Owner: Local
Architect: Olmsted,Frederick Law; Vaux,Calvert
Architectural Style: Gothic
Area in Acres: 840
Contributing Structures: 56
Contributing Objects: 5
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Landscape architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1857, 1866
Historic Function: Landscape
Historic Sub-Function: Park
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park

Creative Works »

Breakfast at Tiffany's (book) Mezzobula Truman Capote We ate lunch at the cafeteria in the park. Afterwards, avoiding the zoo (Holly said she couldn't bear to see anything in a cage), we giggled, ran, sang along the paths toward the old wooden boathouse, now gone.
Caperucita ien Manhattan Book Carmen Martin Gaite Sara Allen visits Central Park
Cat People (film) Film Jacques Tourneur Irena Dubrovna (Simone Simon), a recent refugee from Serbia, sketches a panther at the Central Park Zoo in New York City.
Manhattan (film) Film Woody Allen Mariel Hemingway Setting
Moon Palace Novel Paul Auster "Moon Palace" is set in Central Park
On the Town Film Stanley Donen "On the Town" is set and was filmed in Central Park
The Catcher in the Rye (book) Book J D Salinger Setting
Wall Street (film) Film Oliver Stone "Wall Street" is set and was filmed in Central Park

Activities »

On Foot Type Hike
Activity Category On Foot

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