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Central Park - New York City (1994, 1995, 1996, 1998 and 2001) Editions - New York, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 40° 46.098 W 073° 58.335
18T E 586738 N 4513544
Quick Description: Probably the best known park in the United States, this Olmstead-planned park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1963.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 3/18/2012 10:28:33 AM
Waymark Code: WME0QG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 32

Long Description:
Central Park is a purple property in the New York City (1994, 1995, 1996, 1998 and 2001) Monopoly Editions.

Central the middle of Manhattan is huge...843 acres. it was created in 1857 and designed the following year by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. As Wikipedia points out, although the park looks is almost all landscaped. It is estimated to get 35 million visitors a year.
Here is just a brief part of Wikipedia's history (visit link) of the park:

"New York City's need for a great public park was voiced by the poet and editor of the Evening Post (now the New York Post), William Cullen Bryant, and by the first American landscape architect, Andrew Jackson Downing, who began to publicize the city's need for a public park in 1844. A stylish place for open-air driving, similar to the Bois de Boulogne in Paris or London's Hyde Park, was felt to be needed by many influential New Yorkers, and, after an abortive attempt in 1850-51 to designate Jones's Wood, in 1853 the New York legislature settled upon a 700-acre (280 ha) area from 59th to 106th Streets for the creation of the park, at a cost of more than US$5 million for the land alone."
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