Fitz-Greene Halleck

The Statute of Fitz-Greene Halleck was sculptured by James Wilson Alexander MacDonald and placed in Central Park in 1877.  The bronze statue is located on the east side on the Literary Walk of the Mall. The East Side of the Mall at 66th Street.  Read More

Olmsted Flower Bed

Olmsted Flower Bed is a memorial garden of beautiful flowers, created in 1972 to memorialize the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted. Frederick Law Olmsted (1853 to 1878) and Calvert Vaux (1824–1895), created the landscapes and scenery in the heart of the City, called Central Park. South of the Literary Walk in The Mall. East at 66th Street at the South side of The Mall.  Read More

Balto

The Statue of Balto is dedicated to the sled dog who traveled more than 670 miles through an Alaskan blizzard to save children from the diphtheria epidemic. Balto is a children’s favorite– remember the animated film (a true story) about the dog Balto? Balto was sculptured by Frederick George Richard Roth and placed in Central Park in 1925. Balto was a Siberian Husky sled dog. Balto was born in 1919 – March 14, 1933. Location: East Drive and 67th Street  Read More

General Motors Building

The General Motors Building is a 50-story, office tower facing Fifth Avenue at 59th Street . The building occupies a full city block, and the lobby is the home of FAO Schwarz toy store. The construction started started in 1964 and finished in 1968. Nearby locations: Pond in Central Park, Grand Army Plaza, Plaza Hotel, 5th Avenue Apple Store. Location: 767 Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets  Read More

Grand Army Plaza

The Grand Army Plaza is located on Fifth Avenue at 59th Street at the Southeast corner of Central Park, and across the street from the Plaza Hotel, FAO Schwartz, 5th Ave Apple Store, and the General Motors Building. It has a centerpiece statute of Civil-War General William Tecumseh Sherman sculptured by Augustus Saint-Gauden. Statute of Civil-War General William Tecumseh Sherman sculptured by Augustus Saint-Gauden. You can always find Elmo at the Grand Army Plaza Horse-drawn... Read More

Pond

The Pond is located on the south side of Central Park between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, steps away from the Grand Army Plaza. The Pond is conveniently located across the street from the Plaza Hotel and the 5th Avenue Apple Store – Its the most visited area of Central Park, with picturesque scene of the Gapstow Bridge. The entrance to this location is on 6th Avenue and Central Park South The view of the Gapstow Bridge from the East South side of the Pond The Plaza Hotel... Read More