Andrew H. Green Memorial Bench

Andrew H. Green Memorial Bench

The Andrew H. Green Memorial Bench is at the crest of a hill overlooking what was once McGown’s Pass at 106th St.  Green, a New Englander who cherished Milton and enjoyed listening to Protestant hymns, shared Olmsted’s belief in duty, order, hard work, and efficiency. He was deeply attached to his family’s rural Worcester, Massachusetts, homestead (Green Hill) and had embraced Olmsted and Vaux’s pastoral aesthetic.

Only two years older than Olmsted, Green was, even his nephew conceded, “imperious … vain … parsimonious,” but he was “lavish” in his “unrequited work for the benefit of mankind.” The seventh child of eleven, at age fifteen he had left Worcester for the New York City mercantile world, where he became a real estate lawyer. He thrived as a Yankee Democrat who believed in both individual initiative and the leadership of the “best men.” In a family that produced ministers, doctors, teachers, engineers, and missionaries, Green had internalized a mission of public service, and he mastered the art of intimidation to achieve his ends. Faced with Olmsted’s relentless protestations of purity of motive and judgment, Green seems to have relished demonstrating that he was not only a better but a stronger Puritan. Inattention to accounts was a luxury that no man could afford.

It was Green’s vision, and attention to detail, that effected the changes in New York City that led the metropolis into the 20th century.

Central Park Bike Tour

  • Our bicycle tour has been ranked as one the top 5 things to do in Central Park by TripAdvisor. It is the only tour that covers the entire length of Central Park and it provides an excellent overview of the whole park.
  • The tour takes approximately 2 hours and it includes various stops along the way. On those stops, you can park the bicycle and go for a short stroll along some of the most stunning views of Central Park.
  • Including Bethesda Terrace, Strawberry Fields, The Bow Bridge, Balto and many more. In addition, you will also visit some of the hidden places in Central Park - the Ravine, the secret waterfall and of course our team’s favorite - the Central Park Ramble!
  • 2 Hours - $53 - Prices are per person
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Central Park Pedicab Tour

  • Allow one of our experienced tour guides to show you the beauty of the park from the back of a pedicab. Those iconic NYC pedicabs are one of the best things to do in Central Park!
  • Sit down and relax while your tour guide tells you about the history of the park, architecture, interesting trivia and of course points out the exact location of all those blockbuster movies filmed in Central Park
  • Reserve either 1 hour or 2 hour guided pedicab tour. If you are already in the park, don’t worry, we can send the tour guide to pick you up from one of the many designated pick up zones inside Central Park.
  • 1 Hour - $53 - 2 Hours - $89 - Prices are per person
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Central Park Bike Rental

  • Biking in Central Park is one of the most enjoyable ways to explore the park and do it at your own pace.
  • You can pick up your bike from one of our convenient locations around the park. In case you are already inside the park, no worries, we can send our concierge to deliver the bike(s) to one of the many designated bike zones inside the park. At the time of booking, we will direct you to the nearest bike pick up station in the park.
  • Pack some light snacks and a water bottle, take one of the park maps we provide. When reserving your bike rental, you will have an option to include an audio guided tour.
  • 1 Hour $15 - 2 Hours $20 - 3 Hours $25 - All Day (9am -7pm) $40
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Things To Do

From The Philharmonic on the Great Lawn to Shakespeare in the Park to SummerStage, Central Park offers an endless array of things to do, see, hear – and, with two full service restaurants and several cafes, taste.  You can visit The Shakespeare Garden, take in a performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, take a ride on the Carousel – or just sit and people watch at Bethesda Terrace!

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