START SPREADING THE NEWS – NEW YORK CITY – WALKING THROUGH CENTRAL PARK .

Today  on  your  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  of  New  York  City ,  the  three  of  you  are  going  to  visit  the  most  famous  park  in  the  world , Central  Park .

Central  Park  West  and Central  Park  South ,  which  is  on  the  east  side  of  the  city ,  both  begin  one  59th  Street .

59th  Street  and

Eighth  Avenue  is  the  start  of  Central  Park  West  and 59th  Street  and Fifth  Avenue  is  the  start  of  Central  Park  South .

That’s  where  the  three  of  you  are  going  today ,  Central  Park  South .

 

In  the  1850’s,  Central  Park  wasn’t  the  way  we  know  it  today .

It  was  the  home  of  freed  Black  slaves  and  Irish  immigrants ,  escaping  the  Potato  Famine  back  home .

In  1857  or there  about ,  these  citizens  were   evicted  to  make  way  for  what  is now one   of  the  most  visited  and  photographed  parks  in  the  world .

This  is  the  place  where  News  Yorkers  come  to  ”  getting  away  from  it  all  and  get some  peace  and  quiet .  ”

Or  at  least  peace  and  quiet ,  News  York  style .

It’s  too  early  to  visit  the  the  world  famous  Central  Park  Zoo ,  but  that  doesn’t  mean  that  you  can’t  seem  any  of  the  animals .

As  you  make  your  way  towards  66th  Street  and  Fifth  Avenue ,  you  see  two  animals  in  their  natural  habitat .

One  of  them  is  a  Llama ,  which  you  want  to  take  a  picture  of  until  your  cousin  says ,  “Don’t  those  animals  spit  at  people ? !”

You  aren’t  sure  about  that ,  but  as  your  cousin  takes  the  picture ,  the  Llama  turns  around  to  look  at  the  three  of  you .

He  might  be  behind  bars ,  but  the  three  of  you  sure  don’t  like  the  looks  he’s  giving  you .

Great ,  even  the  animals  in  New  York  City  have  an  attitude .

Central  Park  South  is  bigger  than  any  park  the  three  of  you  have  ever  seen .

It’s  also  the  home  of  many  museums .

From  East  8 2nd    Street  to  East  104th Street ,  it’s  known  as ”  Museum  Mile .  ”

The  three  of  you  just  passed  the  finish  line  of  the  New  York  City  Marathon ,  which  is  held  in  November .

The  three  of  you  are  tired  from  just  walking  from  59th  Street  to  88th  Street ,  imagine  running  26  miles  through  the  five  boroughs ?

It  seems  like  everyone  in  New  York  City  has  dog  judging  by  how  many  people  you  see  walking  dogs  of  every  shape ,  size ,  and  color .

This  place  really  is  a  place  to  get  away  from  it  all  for  New  Yorkers .

Hard  to  believe  that  at  one  half  of  the  city’s  population  lived  here .

Not  far  from  where  the  three  of  you  are  standing ,  people  great  livestock .

This  particular  spot  was  known  as  ”  Sheep’s  Meadow . ”

Even  though  it’s  not  that  warm ,  people  are  jogging  past  the  three  of  you .

Some  are  jogging  by  themselves , some  with  other  people .

You  stop  to  watch  the  joggers  go  by .

The  place  where  you  all  see  the  most  joggers  is  a  very  popular  place  for  them  to  begin  their  run .

It’s  the  Jacqueline  Kennedy  Onassis  Reservoir .

Central  Park  South  and  Central  Park  West  might  end  at  110th  Street ,  but  the  three  of  you  are  going  to  end  your  Central  Park  South  outing  and  take  a  detour  at  88TH  Street  and  Fifth  Avenue .

The  Guggenheim  Museum  is  right  in  front  of  you .

The  three  of  you  might  go  in  for  a  visit ,  but  not  now ,  and  not  today .

You  can’t  describe  the  shape  of  the  building ,  but  leave  it  to  one  of  your  cousins  to  describe  it ,  or at least  what  it  looks  like  to  her .

”  It  looks  like  a  whole  bunch  of  cake  pans  on  top  of  each  other . “

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