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 . “