Central Park Escape

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Central Park’s 843 acres represent 6% of the total surface of the island. It features a variety of terrains and vistas, ranging from the beautifully sculptured balustrades of Bethesda Terrace to the woodsy solitude of the Ramble. It offers each New Yorker, however much jaundiced and jaded, escape from the clamorous confines of the urban environment and insight into ourselves, not to mention the glimpse of the occasional raccoon. Central Park allows us to breath, to stretch, to discover possibilities and see around corners and into the great curved horizon that is so often hidden.
And sometimes it just lets us off the leash.

Urban Parks Lecture At The Arsenal

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

For many years, urban parks across the U.S. sank into decay and disuse. However, as cities have begun to rebound — and as evidence of the economic, cultural, and health benefits of parks grows — investment in these valuable facilities has swelled. Many new parks are being built in surprising places, like rooftops, old railyards, […]