The Mall, Winter

Strolling through the Mall during the winter is like walking through winter wonderland.  The Mall in Central Park is one of the most famous spots in the Park.  Known for being aesthetically beautiful, it is no surprise it’s been in so many incredible movie scenes. From the south end of the Mall called the Literary Walk to the North End right before you come to Bethesda Terrace is a strip of winter dreams.  There is nothing like it in all of Central Park .  The beautiful... Read More

Looking Back at 2011

Sammy is a little kid at heart exploring New York City, like watching a family tour NYC for the first time. Whenever we prepare his traveling bag for the day he starts spinning in circles with excitement. Every adventure that Sammy goes on is met with the same enthusiasm as if it was his first. Sammy is very mischievous and rambunctious but sweet and considerate at the same time. It’s the perfect combination. He is there to make people happy with his bubbly personality and... Read More

The Mall, Autumn

As we begin the autumn season most people will be thinking of getting out to the country to witness the changing colors of the leaves known as fall foliage. But you don’t need to get out of the city to witness the beautiful hues of red, orange and yellow. Just step out into everyone’s backyard…Central Park. The park really does take on a different personality in the autumn months and of particular interest is the area known as The Mall. This long straight path... Read More

Olmsted Flower Bed, Autumn

During the Autumn Season, the Olmsted Flower Bed is filled with beautiful colorful autumn plants. The flower garden was created in 1972 to memorialize the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted (1853 to 1878). The Olmsted Flower Bed is located at the Literary Walk on 66th Street, also known as the Mall. The Statue of William Shakespeare was the first Statue placed in the Literary Walk in 1872. Located in the Mall, Literary Walk on 66th Street, East Side. Autumn... Read More

The Mall

The Mall is the most beautiful area of Central Park, as well as the most active gathering place for New York residents and tourists alike. The surrounding area of the Mall offers breath taking views of rows of American Elm trees and benches along side of the pathway.  This area is filled with street performers, skate boarders, rollerbladers, portrait painters, and lots of adorable dogs.  The Naumburg Bandshell is located within the Mall, concerts are held here throughout... Read More

I Gotta Feeling

Tonight, the Black Eyed Peas will be performing on the Great Lawn in Central Park to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation. The Black Eyed Peas are expecting up to 60,000 people to show up for this free concert event. You must have a ticket in order to enter 72nd and 5th avenue entrance. Location: Great Lawn in Central Park  Read More

Bethesda Terrace

Bethesda Terrace is known as the heart of Central Park, and offers breathtaking views of both the Lake and the Ramble.  It is on two levels, united by two grand staircases and a lesser one that passes under Terrace Drive and is connected to the famous Mall.  Bethesda Fountain is the central feature on the lower level of the Terrace, also known as “The Angel of Water”, and one of the most photographed fountains in the world. Nearby locations: Ramble, Bow Bridge,... Read More

Christopher Columbus

The Statute of Christopher Columbus was sculptured by Jeronimo Sunol   (1839-1902), and placed in Central Park in 1894. The bronze statue is located on the east side on the Literary Walk of the Mall. Location: East Side on the Literary Walk of the Mall at 66th Street.  Read More

Robert Burns

The Statue of Robert Burns was sculptured by Sir John Steell. Location: East Side at 65th Street on The Mall and Literary Walk.  Read More

Literary walk

The south end of the Mall is called the Literary Walk, due to the fact that most of the statues are famous book authors along the walkway of the mall, such as William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, Fitz-Greene Halleck, and Walter Scott – but there are other famous men, including Christopher Columbus. Olmsted Flower Bed at the end of the Literary walk. Statue of William Shakespeare Springtime Statue of Christopher Columbus Location:Mid-Park at the southern end of the... Read More

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