In New York City, Central Park is the park. Over 800 acres of bliss right smack in the middle of Manhattan. Other parks in the other boroughs are bigger. Like Van Cortland in the Bronx and Flushing Meadows in Queens. But in my mind, none can compare to the views, beauty and history that the Central Park Conservancy works hard to preserve. This morning, Carol and I went running on the lower loop. It was so good to be out there again. We love running there. And we always ask ourselves why we don't go back more often. I think the last time we ran the lower loop was in October or November. We love the awesome architecture captured in castles, walkways, arches and statues. We love running through an expansive park, with gentle reminders that we never left the city. These reminders take the form of buildings towering above Fifth Avenue, Central Park South and Central Park West - tall and impressive, but never overshadowing the park itself. And of course we're reminded by the diverse influx of New Yorkers at the park, running, biking, rollerblading, strolling, dancing, walking their dogs. It's a nice thing to see. These New Yorkers are more fun and easier to like compared to the straphangers on the subway. At times it's hard to believe that they're the same people.


Popular Posts