CENTRAL PARK By: Daniel Cipitria and David Martínez
Key vocabulary Budget: Establish the cost constraint for a project, program, or operation. Maintenance staff: A person in a business responsible for maintaining the physical plant in good condition. Pedicab: Pedal-operated car for one, two or four passengers.
General Characteristics It is located in Manhattan, New York. The area is about 843 acres (3.41 ha). It receives annually about 37.5 million of visitors. The park initially was opened in 1857, but it was expanded. The construction was completed in 1873. There arent two identical bridges in Central Park. Its surrounded by: 5th Avenue, 59th St., Central Park North St., and Central Park West St.
Other Characteristics In Central Park movies have been filmed like Stuart Little (1999) or Spider-Man 3 (2006). In winter Central Park has two ice skating rinks that in summer convert into a swimming pool.
Park’s attractions The Ramble is a zone of the reservoir which is popular among birders. Take a kayak or a rowboat at Loeb Boathouse at The Lake. A horse riding, appeared in some old films. Playgrounds and Pedicabs for friends and families. Rock Climbing and Ice Skating for youngs. Marionettes and a centenary carousel for the youngests of the family.
Central Park Zoo The Zoo is very small. Its area is only 6.5-acre (2.6 ha). It conserves 130 species, four of them, endangered. It was open in 1860 and the last received animal has been the snow leopard. It has been the scene of many movies like “Madagascar” and “Mr. Popper penguins”. Also, the children’s TV program “Penguins of Madagascar”. Its entrance is very famous.
Summer Entertainments Each summer the Municipal Theatre presents free open-air theatre plays. Most of them were written by Shakespeare. The New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera offer concerts. The City Parks Foundation makes free concerts, film proyections and monologue contests. The largest concert ever recorded, the Country Superstar Garth Brooks, was performed in Central Park in 1997. The Tavern on the Green is one of the oldest cafés in NY, but it was closed in December 31, in 2009.