Central Park Then and Now®

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Pavilion #ad - Crowds in long gowns and top hats change to mass gatherings in modern times, such as the 1968 rally against the Vietnam War and the vigil following John Lennon's death in 1980 Rare archival images are paired with specially commissioned photographs, bringing the past and present together to reveal New York's fascinating history; its major events, controversies, and cultural changes throughout the decades.

Pavilion Books. This side of the park also reveals hidden sites in the wooded Ramble, the glittering Tavern on the Green restaurant, and a Thanksgiving Day Parade that took place along Central Park West more than half a century ago. Lost structures are revealed, known as the Casino, including a lavish 1920s era nightclub, and elaborate rustic shelters and bridges.

Central Park Then and Now® #ad - Putting archive and contemporary photographs of the same landmark side-by-side, Central Park Then and Now® celebrates the famous park throughout its 150-year history, as well as the roads and landmark buildings surrounding itCentral Park is an 843-acre sylvan landscape filled with a uniquely New York urban vitality.

Other sites include millionaires row, balto memorial, Dairy, Inscope Arch, Wollman Rick, Obelisk, Belvedere Castle, Gapstow Bridge, Carriage Row, and Arsenal. It presents picturesque scenes along the lake and boathouse, as well as the Great Lawn and Sheep Meadow where historic rallies and concerts took place.

It extends to the park's northern border at 110th Street in Harlem, returning south along the Upper West Side to West 59th Street. The book is a "walk through the park, " beginning at its elegant Fifth Central Park Avenue entrance at East 59th Street with views of the Plaza Hotel and Grand Army Plaza.

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Central Park, An American Masterpiece: A Comprehensive History of the Nation's First Urban Park

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - Harry N Abrams. A visual tribute to america's first public park, identifies the roles of its designers, and provides period views, published to coincide with its 150th anniversary, original plans and drawings, documents its artistic and social history, and modern photographs of the park's restored areas.

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New York Then and Now®

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Pavilion #ad - Harry N Abrams. From the statue of liberty to central Park and beyond, the old and new photos on these pages present a vivid tour of the city’s diverse and vibrant history. Striking contrasts can be seen in the buildings and street scenes of Wall Street, Greenwich Village, Madison Square, Times Square, Union Square, and the Upper East and West Sides.

Pavilion Books Ltd. Together, gone, or stayed in place, they tell fascinating stories about the buildings that have come, remarkably transformed or thankfully preserved. Sites include: ellis island, Battery Park, Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, U. S. In addition to the archival and contemporary photos, the book is packed with historic information.

New York Then and Now® #ad - . Custom house, radio city, broad street, federal hall, the high line, macy's, brooklyn bridge, cooper union, central park, bowling green, grand central station, madison avenue, World Trade Center, Mulberry Street Market, Washington Square Arch, Singer Building, City Hall, Hudson River Piers, Wall Street, Penn Station, Woolworth Building, Columbus Circle, Times Square, Empire State Building,  Plaza Hotel, the Flatiron Building, Metropolitan Life Buiilding, Fifth Avenue, Park Row, Rockefeller Center, Shea Stadium and much more.

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The Park and the People: A History of Central Park

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Cornell University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Elizabeth blackmar and roy rosenzweig tell the story of central park's people―the merchants and landowners who launched the project; the immigrant and African-American residents who were displaced by the park; the politicians, gentlemen, and artists who disputed its design and operation; the German gardeners, Irish laborers, and Yankee engineers who built it; and the generations of New Yorkers for whom Central Park was their only backyard.

The Park and the People: A History of Central Park #ad - In tracing the park's history, blackmar and Rosenzweig give us the history of New York, and bring to life larger issues about the meaning of the word "public" in a democratic society. Harry N Abrams. Pavilion Books Ltd. This "exemplary social history" Kirkus Reviews is the first full-scale account of Central Park ever published.

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Seeing Central Park: An Official Guide to the World's Greatest Urban Park

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - For more than 150 years, central park has been the centerpiece of New York City, drawing more than 25 million visitors each year. Pavilion Books Ltd. Abrams. In seeing central park, the official historian and photographer of the Central Park Conservancy, takes readers through America's most popular and celebrated park, Sara Cedar Miller, where natural and manmade features are interwoven into a spectacular work of public art.

Used book in Good Condition. Combining superb research and writing with breathtaking photographs, Seeing Central Park is not only a gorgeous gift book, to the smallest, but also a guide through every significant design feature in the park, from the largest, such as the Reservoir, such as the intricate carvings in the stonework surrounding Bethesda Terrace.

Seeing Central Park: An Official Guide to the World's Greatest Urban Park #ad - Seeing central park also reveals many newly renovated and restored designs, which has been canonized in countless films, including Bow Bridge, and the Minto Tile Arcade near the famous Bethesda Fountain. Harry N Abrams.

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Central Park Postcard History: New York

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Arcadia Publishing #ad - Harper's weekly reported in 1857 that no engineer had yet been able to present a feasible plan for Central Park and that "it may not ever happen. Their pessimism was misplaced, as Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux's Greensward Plan was approved in May 1858. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

Pavilion Books Ltd. Through historic postcards, Central Park highlights this man-made green oasis at the center of a teeming metropolis. Harry N Abrams. Abrams. By 1860, visitors were enjoying the magnificent new park's naturalistic splendor. Central park quickly became one of new york's premier attractions, Bethesda Fountain, the casino, featuring the menagerie, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the music pavilion, the mall, and the original Croton Reservoir.

Central Park Postcard History: New York #ad - The northern section of the park was more reminiscent of an untamed wilderness than of an urban park.

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Central Park: The History of New York City's Most Unique Landmark

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - As serene as central park is today, tons of imported topsoil, it’s hard to imagine that its creation was an entirely manmade affair consisting of dynamite blasts, and the labor of thousands of workers. Harry N Abrams. Forests would be cut down, hills razed, ponds and streams filled. I miss that. Barack obama of all the great cities in the world, few personify their country like New York City.

As actor haley joel osment once put it, “My favorite place is Central Park because you never know what you're going to find there. I also like that when i look out the windows of surrounding hotels, it's seems like I'm looking out over a forest. In 1811, an ambitious plan was laid out that would transform Manhattan’s grid into 2, 028 blocks, from Houston Street to 155th Street.

Central Park: The History of New York City's Most Unique Landmark #ad - Spend the whole day watching people. Includes a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “I just want to go through Central Park and watch folks passing by. Put simply, central park is the most unique place in one of America’s most unique cities. On top of all that, over 1, a zoo, 000 different species of trees, Central Park has a diverse array of wildlife thanks to a sizable reservoir, and more.

. Ironically, almost no parks were incorporated into the plan, and Central Park would not be built until the end of the 19th century.

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The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910

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Black Dog & Leventhal #ad - The drama, mansions and wealth of new york City's transformative Gilded Age era, expansion, from 1870 to 1910, captured in a magnificently illustrated hardcover. In forty short years, and central park, subways, streetlights, New York City suddenly became a city of skyscrapers, as well as sprawling bridges that connected the once-distant boroughs.

Black Dog Leventhal. The gilded age in new york captures what is was like to live in Gotham then, to be a daily witness to the city's rapid evolution. Abrams. Library journal Harry N Abrams. Author esther crain, the go-to authority on the era, weaves first-hand accounts and fascinating details into a vivid tapestry of American society at the turn of the century.

The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910 #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Praise for new-york historical society new york city in 3d in the gilded Age, also by Esther Crain: "Vividly captures the transformation from cityscape of horse carriages and gas lamps 'bursting with beauty, power and possibilities' as it staggered into a skyscraping Imperial City.

Sam roberts, the new york Times"Get a glimpse of Edith Wharton's world. Entertainment weekly Must List"What better way to revisit this rich period. In manhattan, more than a million poor immigrants crammed into tenements, while the half of the millionaires in the entire country lined Fifth Avenue with their opulent mansions.

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Saving Central Park: A History and a Memoir

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Knopf #ad - The story of how one woman's long love affair with New York's Central Park led her to organize its rescue from a state of serious decline, returning it to the beautiful place of recreational opportunity and spiritual sustenance that it is today. Elizabeth barlow rogers opens with a quick survey of her early life--a middle-class upbringing in Texas; college at Wellesley, marriage, a master's degree in city planning at Yale.

Harry N Abrams. And then her move to new york, where she starts a family and, when she finds being a mother and a housewife is not enough, pours herself into the protection and enhancement of the city's green spaces. Abrams. The two narratives continue to entwine as she finds a job in the administration of Central Park, to travels that have taken her to parks and gardens around the world, founds the Central Park Conservancy, and transforms both the park and herself--a transformation that has led to the writing of her many books, and to solidifying the prestige of one of New York's most conspicuous landmarks.

Saving Central Park: A History and a Memoir #ad - Pavilion Books Ltd. Used book in Good Condition. Black Dog Leventhal. Interwoven into her own story is a comprehensive history of central park: its design and construction as a scenic masterpiece; the alterations of each succeeding era; the addition of numerous facilities for sports and play; and finally, the "anything goes" phase of the 1960s and 70s, which was often fun but nearly destroyed the park.

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212 Views of Central Park: Experiencing New York City's Jewel From Every Angle

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - Photographs of new york city's 843 acre Central Park show the natural beauty of the park in every season, its hidden places, public areas, and visitors. Abrams. Harry N Abrams. Harry n Abrams Inc. Black Dog Leventhal. Used book in Good Condition. Pavilion Books Ltd. Used book in Good Condition.

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Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - Used book in Good Condition. This new book celebrates grand central’s centennial by tracing the Terminal’s history and design, and showcasing 200 photographs of its wonders―from the well-trodden Main Concourse to its massive power station hidden 10 stories below. Today, it sits astride park Avenue at 42nd Street in all its original splendor, attracting visitors by the thousands.

Abrams. Black Dog Leventhal. Opened in february 1913, grand central Terminal―one of the country’s great architectural monuments―helped create Midtown Manhattan. The stunning photographs, some archival and some taken by Frank English, official photographer of Metro-North Railroad for more than 25 years, capture every corner of this astonishing complex.

Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark #ad - Over the next century, it evolved into an unofficial town square for New York. Used book in Good Condition. Harry n Abrams Inc. Pavilion Books Ltd. Praise for grand central terminal:   “the book is thoroughly researched and reads like a library of design, lifestyles, art and trivia that even New Yorkers don’t know.

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