February 2008 - Central Park

Anti-Carriage Demonstration At Central Park

On Valentine’s Day approximately 40 anti horse-drawn carriage demonstrators gathered near Grand Army Plaza to voice their opposition to the industry. According to the industry spokeswoman Carolyn Daly the animal rights activists are just a “fringe group”. “The horses are in excellent condition,” she is quoted in the New York Times. “We’ve never had a cruelty violation. We have an impeccable safety record and it’s a popular, popular tourist attraction.” This dismissive attitude Ms. Daly is extremely troubling. If there is an impeccable record why were there ridiculous inconsistencies found during an oversight audit last September? It is one thing to have a difference of opinion – it is yet another to just be completely obtuse.

Romantic Spots In Central Park

TripAdvisor recently announced the top 10 places in America to propose, according to travelers and editors, and according to them the single best place in the country to pop the question is New York’s very own Central Park. According to one TripAdvisor traveler, “I got proposed to right next to the lake in Central Park, near the fountain! It was perfect and I have such happy memories of that days.” Awwww.

Well besides actually proposing, which is certainly an extreme measure, the celebration of Valentine’s Day offers a great opportunity to take advantage of some of the park’s most romantic locations. Yes, I know, it’s winter, but what could be more romantic than a spin around Wollman Rink? Remember the movie Serendipity? (It was perhaps the most memorable scene in the movie.) So, to commemorate Central Park’s wonderfully romantic nature we’re taking a poll of your favorite romantic spots around the park. Let us know what you think.


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