Pilgrim Hill

Sammy and the City Pilgrim Hill

I’m standing on “Pilgrim Hill” in NYC – a glorious spot, to be sure (near 72nd street and Fifth Avenue). Look how fantastically beautiful! Those gorgeous Cherry Blossom trees are in full bloom. Actually, Japan gave the U.S. over 3,000 trees as a token of friendship – back in 1912. (In different cultures, cherry blossom trees signify power, innocence,... Read More

Sledding, Pilgrim Hill

Sled Feature

If you are passionate about skiing or sledding and you live in NYC, most likely you were at Pilgrim Hill today.  Known for having some of the steepest slopes, Pilgrim Hill is a winter delight.  The moment came and went pretty quickly as snow turned to slush by noon.  However, this did not sway New Yorkers who are used to moving fast and were going to opportune the limited time... Read More

Pilgrim Hill

Pilgrim Hill

Pilgrim Hill comes from a name of a bronze statue that stands atop of the hill. The statue is sculpted by John Quincy Adams Ward and it was a gift to Central Park by the New England Society in 1884. Location: East Side at 72nd Street steps away from Conservatory Water and 5th Ave. The Pilgrim Hill is the best place to go sledding in Central Park during the wintertime.  Read More