New York’s Central Park Mall

posted by Sharon April 29, 2018 33 Comments
New York Central Park

Just a year ago this week we stayed in New York City, and every day I visited Central Park. Springtime, when trees burst into bloom, is a lovely season in this famous place where locals and tourists alike stroll through the relaxing lanes under leafy canopies. Central Park, New YorkCentral Park New YorkNew York Central Park

New York Central ParkWe stopped at the information kiosk for a map, and the friendly guide told us to be sure to go to the mall.  As I had no intention of “shopping” in the park, I really didn’t pay attention to him. But it turns out the Central Park Mall is one wide avenue through the middle of park. And it’s lined with imposing sculptures. New York Central Park

New York Central ParkThe Central Park Mall, also known as the Promenade, is famed as the only straight-line path in the park. It’s one of the most photographed areas of the park. Elm trees, a kind of rarity, flourish here. And in spring, tulips celebrate in big bunches. New York Central Park

New York Central ParkNew York Central ParkAt one end of Central Park Mall is the Literary Walk, where you can find authors William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, and Fitz-Greene Halleck. New York Central ParkNew York Central ParkNew York Central Park

I was pleased to find sculptures honoring those from New York who fought in the Civil War. New York Central Park

New York Central ParkMy favorite sculpture is of Balto, the dog hero who led sled dogs in Alaska in 1925 through harrowing conditions to deliver diphtheria medicine to isolated ill children. New York Central Park Balto

Near the Central Park Mall is the well known Bethesda Fountain, also called Angel of the Waters. It’s worth a slight detour to find the fountain. New York Central Park

The Central Park Mall runs from 66th to 73rd Streets (inside the park). At the other end of the mall from the fountain is the Tavern on the Green restaurant, a fine place to enjoy a meal with views of the park.

Central Park New York, Tavern on the GreenI’m sure Central Park is a treat in any season, but it seems to me that Spring must be the most beautiful. New York Central ParkNew York Central ParkNew York Central Park

How about you? Have you been to New York’s Central Park? Did you find the Mall? New York Central Park

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33 Comments

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Villroses hage April 29, 2018 at 10:42 am

Fantastic Spring colors in the park!

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin April 29, 2018 at 3:57 pm

How gorgeous in the spring!!!

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Jesh StG April 29, 2018 at 9:51 pm

Wow Sharon, these statues are impressive, and tell about history! It looks like a big park – and I love your second image! Many thanks for sharing this stroll with All Seasons! Have a beautiful week:)

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Su-sieee! Mac April 29, 2018 at 10:07 pm

Spring time in Central Park is on my list of places I want to see! Thanks for the look-see, Sharon. Your photos are splendid
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Jutta Kupke April 29, 2018 at 11:17 pm

Wonderful spring-colors in this park.
I wish I could go for a walk there !
Greetings from Germany

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LeeAnna Paylor April 30, 2018 at 5:48 am

it’s magical! The pic with pink flowers against lime green is awesome.
LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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Marie-OR April 30, 2018 at 6:26 am

Oh the spring flowers in the Park! It’s such a beautiful place, all year around, and I love your wonderful photos of the way it looks now. We’ve been several times, and have even eaten at Tavern on the Green a couple of times.

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Molly April 30, 2018 at 10:20 am

ll the blossom looks so pretty. I have never been to NY but hopefully one day

Mollyx

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Teresa Kindred April 30, 2018 at 12:48 pm

Beautiful. I love spring!

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image-in-ing: weekly photo linkup April 30, 2018 at 4:01 pm

Absolutely marvelous photos!
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Buckeroomama May 1, 2018 at 2:53 am

I didn’t get to visit Central Park when I was last in NYC. It was more about museums and musicals and partly work… Hoping to do so on my next trip.

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Jo May 1, 2018 at 10:14 am

I’ve only been to Central Park once and saw a small corner of it – I’d love to go back it is so vast and there is so much to see! Love your blossom pictures. #CityTripping

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Pat May 1, 2018 at 7:25 pm

Lovely photos. Your post brought back memories of all the times I walked through Central Park. Bethesda Fountain was always a favorite place fro me.

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Life Images by Jill May 2, 2018 at 5:01 am

Looks like the park is a mingling of nature and history. And those blooms are beautiful. I love spring. Thank yo for taking us along. Happy travels. I’m joining you at Wednesday Around the World.

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Patrick Weseman May 2, 2018 at 6:16 am

That is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it. Very nice.

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Cathy (Mummytravels) May 2, 2018 at 9:17 am

What amazing colours – I know it probably sounds silly but I hadn’t realised Central Park has such vibrant flowers or about the sculptures. Somewhere I really need to wander around properly one day. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

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Pieni Lintu May 2, 2018 at 10:07 am

Lovely spring!

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Kelleyn Rothaermel May 2, 2018 at 10:11 pm

Well done! Love the little walk through the park. I thought Tavern on the Green closed?

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Tanja/The Red Phone Box travels May 3, 2018 at 8:01 am

pretty blooms #farawayfiles

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Jill May 3, 2018 at 8:55 am

So lovely! I am headed there in two weeks to visit my daughter and I hope all the spring blooms are out.

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Megan - Truly Madly Kids May 3, 2018 at 9:56 am

I love Central Park – but I’ve only ever been in the autumn (fall!) but it looks beautiful in the spring too #farawayfiles

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Katy May 3, 2018 at 4:01 pm

Gorgeous photos as always Sharon. NY is my favourite city outside of Melbourne. I’d just love to see it in full bloom like this. Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles

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Mandy May 6, 2018 at 6:29 am

I’ve been to Central Park, but I’ve never heard about the “mall”. It’s possible I’ve walked on it and not even known what it was! Central Park looks absolutely lovely in the spring! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous pictures with us Sharon!

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Chiera McLaughlin May 11, 2018 at 5:43 pm

I had a stroll through here in the pouring rain when I was in NYC. Those bloomed trees are stunning #farawayfiles

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California Globetrotter May 12, 2018 at 10:40 pm

I’m sad to say that on my on and only day I’ve ever been in NY, we didn’t see Central Park 🙁 but I definitely find it full of fascinating things! #FeetDoTravel

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Anna May 13, 2018 at 5:47 am

Springtime in NYC looks beautiful! I’ve visited in Autumn and it was also magical! I’ve never heard of the Central Park Mall, I first thought it was about “shopping” as well… #feetdotravel

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Shona May 13, 2018 at 5:53 am

I agree, Central Park is beautiful any time of the year and Spring is fabulous. I also think Autumn/ Fall is amazing with the changing colours. How incredible that a city like New York has such a beautiful space. I walk through there on every New York adventure. 🙂

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Lisa May 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

Looove your pictures. I was in NYC for spring once too and it’s just so pretty!!!

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Michael - The Boys Abroad May 13, 2018 at 8:22 am

We are looking at a trip to NYC next year but haven’t been able to decide on the best time of year… I think these photos have us making up our mind 🙂

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Paul and Carole May 14, 2018 at 6:55 am

I haven’t been to New York for so many years this really makes me want to go back badly, looks stunning with the blossom! Thanks for sharing, have pinned for future reference. #feetdotravel

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Shruti Prabhu May 16, 2018 at 10:31 pm

Spring is my favourite season! The blooms are looking so pretty! I could sit there all day with a good book. Unfortunately I’m currently melting away in the Mumbai heat. Grass is always greener on the other side!

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Angie (FeetDoTravel) May 17, 2018 at 8:45 pm

I’m not a fan of shopping, so was unsure where this post would take me, but what a wonderful surprise! I would love to stroll through this Mall, especially in spring with all the beautiful blooms. My favourite statue is also Balto #feetdotravel

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Travel Lexx May 20, 2018 at 9:47 am

Great photos, Sharon! I loved Central Park and it was one of my favourite parts of my visit to New York. I went on a bike tour and really enjoyed exploring the area. Strolling through the Mall is also a great way to while away an afternoon

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