Central Park New York, Photograph, Location, Date, Image
Central Park New York : Architecture
New York Squares & Parks, USA
6 Jul 2016
image from top of Rockefeller Center looking North © Adrian Welch:
4 Jan 2013
Central Park New York News
Mayor Bill De Blasio Promises To End Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
New mayor Bill de Blasio has big plans to terminate one of the longest-running traditions in New York City, reported The Huffington Post on 2 Jan 2014. On Monday, de Blasio announced that during his first week in office he plans to follow up on an election promise to ban Central Park’s horse-drawn carriage rides.
“We are going to get rid of horse carriages, period,” de Blasio, who took office on Jan. 1, said at a press conference, according to CNN. He alleged the industry is a form of animal cruelty.
For years, animal rights advocates have targeted midtown Manhattan’s horse-drawn carriage rides, which date back to 1858, saying the practice is inhumane and that horses are overworked and not meant to be part of the city’s traffic, according to City & State.
“Horses do not belong in a congested, urban setting where they constantly breathe exhaust while dodging dangerous traffic,” animal rights group NYCLASS, one of the organizations leading the fight against the rides, states on its website.
Huge rectilinear park in upper central Manhattan, green lungs for New York. Building off Central Park include the Guggenheim Museum and the Hearst Tower.
It resulted from a design competition in 1857.
It contains a zoo and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The park initially opened in 1857, on 778 acres of city-owned land (it is now 840 acres in area). In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they entitled the Greensward Plan. Construction began the same year, continued during the American Civil War, and was completed in 1873. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States.
It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962.
The park is managed by the Central Park Conservancy under contract with the city government. The Conservancy is a non-profit organization.
Location:Central Park, New York
Central Park view : Hearst Tower
building image from Foster & Partners
Central Park building : Guggenheim Museum
photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York
New York Architecture – Selection
Empire State Building
Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, Architects
photo © Andrew McRae
Empire State Building
Raymond Hood, Architect
photograph © Andrew McRae
Rockefeller Center New York
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