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Central Park Then and Now

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Arguably one of the best-known and most-visited urban parks in the world, Central Park was originally created to provide an open space for Manhattan's booming population to escape the noise and pollution of the busy city. Today, you'll still find New Yorkers (and millions of tourists!) languishing on the Park's lush lawns, jogging along its paths, skating on Wollman Pond, ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by Thunder Bay Press (first published 2010)
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Amy
May 05, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it
I'm never sure about these "Then and Now" books -- the quality in the photos and workmanship is often a crap shoot, but this one is actually very well done.

The photos show what they are supposed to and are often taken from the exact same angle as one taken 70-100 years ago.

For me, this was important. I've never been to New York City, let alone Central Park, so I really wanted to see what was what, both from a historical perspective, and how that site has been transformed over the years.
Kimberly
Jan 10, 2015 Kimberly rated it really liked it
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The side-by-side photographs were so neat, and the blurbs weren't dry or boring at all. I wish I still lived in New York so I could revisit some of the sites.
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Jan 24, 2013 Mitchell Rubin rated it it was amazing
I just loved this. A great table topper for lovers of Americas greatest park!
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