25 million people visit Central Park each year. Make that “26″ million, thanks to Murray from Ponoka! Central Park-in the heart of Manhattan-is 341 hectares OR more than one square mile. It was designed wayyyy back in the 1850’s – virtually every tree, every flower, every lake and pond, planned and planted by man.
Murray reminds us that in August, high and damaging winds of 120k/hr destroyed a lot of the old and irreplaceable trees. But most of the American Elm, Oak, Dogwood, Beech, Cherry, and Paulownia are still fighting for survival. & no surprise that our local birdman noticed the Robins, Doves, and rarely seen Thrushes. And Wow. As we see below, it’s not often a first trip to New York warrants a street naming in your honour!!!
Making his mark
DID YOU KNOW? In 2006, a Christmas cover story in New York Magazine cited one of the “Reasons to Love New York” as: ”Because We Wouldn’t Trade a Patch of Grass for $528,783,552,000.” So does that mean the estimated worth of all the land in Central Park is nearly 529 billion dollars …. ?
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