Belvedere Castle

The Belvedere Castle is an extraordinary part of Central Park .  It was originally handed over in 1867 from the Croton Aqueduct Board to the park to look after it.  There have been several changes made through the years.  In the early 1900’s the Weather Bureau had its operations there and continued all the way until 1960’s.  The tower at the castle is the highest point in Central park .  The amazing thing about the Castle is the views.  Staring out north from the castle... Read More

A Heart in New York

Thirty years ago, on September 19, 1981 Simon & Garfunkel performed a free concert at the Great Lawn in Central Park. Over half a million fans attended.  The Great Lawn has presented over the years some of the most popular concert events in the history of New York. Lyrics: “New York, to that tall skyline I come, flyin’ in from London to your door New York, lookin’ down on Central Park Where they say you should not wander after dark New York, like a scene... Read More

Great Lawn

The Great Lawn has presented over the years some of the most popular concert events in the history of New York. The lawn is 55 acres of green pastors where people play softball, soccer, frisbee, as well as picnicking, and sunbathing.  On September 15th, Andrea Bocelli performed in Central Park at the Great Lawn for 60,000 people. If you missed the concert it will air December 2nd at 9 PM as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. Last night people laid out their blankets, brought... Read More

William Shakespeare

The Statute of William Shakespeare was sculptured by John Quincy Adams Ward (1830-1910), and Architect by Jacob Wrey Mould, and placed in Central Park in 1872. 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