Randel's surveying bolt
Aerial view of the park (pictured in the center left)
Map of the former Seneca Village from Viele's survey for Central Park
Map of Pelham Bay Park's future site at the time of the Battle of Pell's Point
New Amsterdam, centered in the eventual Lower Manhattan, in 1664, the year England took control and renamed it "New York"
The Lake, one of the first features of Central Park to be completed
Mouth of Hutchinson River, in the park
Fort George and the City of New York c. 1731. Royal Navy ships of the line are seen guarding what would become New York Harbor.
Bethesda Terrace and Fountain under construction in 1862
Rock outcropping in Pelham Bay Park
Columbia University was founded by royal charter in 1754 under the name of King's College.
Gentry in the new park, c. undefined 1870
Orchard Beach promenade, built in the 1930s
The Battle of Long Island, the largest battle of the American Revolution, took place in Brooklyn in 1776.
Belvedere Castle, completed 1869
Aerial view of Orchard Beach
Broadway follows the Native American Wickquasgeck Trail through Manhattan.
Lower end of the mall, seen in 1901
Hunter mansion
The current 5 boroughs of Greater New York as they appeared in 1814. Bronx was in Westchester County, Queens County included modern Nassau County, Kings County had 6 towns, one of which was Brooklyn, New York City is shown by hatching in southern New York County on the island of Manhattan, and Richmond County on Staten Island.
East side of Rat Rock
Former private mansion on Rodman's Neck
A construction worker atop the Empire State Building as it was being built in 1930. The Chrysler Building is behind him.
Wooded area of the Ramble
Glover's Rock: "Near this site on October 12, 1776 Col. John Glover and 600 patriots held off British and Hessian forces under Gen Howe long enough to save Washington's troops from destruction, enabling them to withdraw to Westchester and ultimate victory."
Manhattan's Little Italy, Lower East Side, circa 1900
Female northern cardinal, one of the bird species found in Central Park
Split Rock
The Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, a designated U.S. National Historic Landmark and National Monument, as the site of the June 1969 Stonewall riots and the cradle of the modern gay rights movement
The USS Maine National Monument
Bird watching is a popular activity in the park
United Airlines Flight 175 hits the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Panoramic view of Orchard Beach, facing from the bathhouse pavilion
The core of the New York City metropolitan area, with Manhattan Island at its center
Bethesda Terrace and Fountain
South side of statue
Gapstow Bridge in fall
Lower and Midtown Manhattan, as seen by a SkySat satellite in 2017
Angel of the Waters (1873) in Bethesda Fountain
The west end of the City Island Bridge (original bridge pictured) is located inside Pelham Bay Park.
Central Park in Winter by Raymond Speers, in Munsey's Magazine, February 1900
Cleopatra's Needle, the park's oldest man-made structure
Pedestrian overpass to the park's eponymous station
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park was used in both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fair, with the Unisphere as the centerpiece of the latter and which remains today.
Horse-drawn carriage by the park
The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York Harbor is a symbol of the United States and its ideals of freedom, democracy, and opportunity.
Summerstage features free musical concerts throughout the summer.
View of The Pond and Midtown Manhattan from the Gapstow Bridge in Central Park, one of the world's most visited tourist attractions, in 2019
Entrance to the Fifth Avenue–59th Street subway station just outside Central Park
California sea lions play at the Bronx Zoo, the world's largest metropolitan zoo.
66th Street transverse
A map of racial distribution in New York, 2010 U.S. census. Each dot is 25 people:
Center Drive in Central Park
The landmark Neo-Gothic Roman Catholic St. Patrick's Cathedral, Midtown Manhattan
North Woods, one of several places where crimes were reported during the 1989 Central Park jogger case
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents in Brooklyn. Brooklyn has the largest Jewish community in the United States, with approximately 600,000 individuals.
Sheep Meadow, a common place for gatherings
The Islamic Cultural Center of New York in Upper Manhattan was the first mosque built in New York City.
Skyscrapers abut the southern border of Central Park.
Ganesh Temple in Flushing, Queens, is the oldest Hindu temple in the Western Hemisphere.
The New York Stock Exchange, by a significant margin the world's largest stock exchange per market capitalization of its listed companies, at US$23.1 trillion as of April 2018. Pictured is the exchange's building on Wall Street.
The Deutsche Bank Center as viewed from Central Park West
Times Square is the hub of the Broadway theater district and a media center. It also has one of the highest annual attendance rates of any tourist attraction in the world, estimated at 50 million.
The I Love New York logo, designed by Milton Glaser in 1977
Rockefeller Center is home to NBC Studios.
Times Square Studios, home of Good Morning America
Butler Library at Columbia University, described as one of the most beautiful college libraries in the United States
The Washington Square Arch, an unofficial icon of both New York University (NYU) and its Greenwich Village neighborhood
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, affiliated with Columbia University and Cornell University, the largest hospital and largest private employer in New York City and one of the world's busiest
The New York Police Department (NYPD) is the largest police force in the United States.
Police officers of New York Police Department (NYPD)
The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) is the largest municipal fire department in the United States.
The Stephen A. Schwarzman Headquarters Building of the New York Public Library, at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street
The fast-paced streets of New York City, January 2020
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, part of Museum Mile, is one of the largest museums in the world.
Smorgasburg opened in 2011 as an open-air food market and is part of the Brooklyn Flea.
As of 2012, the city had about 6,000 hybrid taxis (shown) in service, the largest number of any city in North America.
New York City Hall is the oldest City Hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions.
The New York County Courthouse houses the New York Supreme Court and other offices.
Eric Adams, the current and 110th Mayor of New York City
New York City is home to the two busiest train stations in the U.S., including Grand Central Terminal.
The New York City Subway is the world's largest rapid transit system by number of stations.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal, the world's busiest bus station, at 8th Avenue and 42nd Street
John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, the busiest international air passenger gateway to the United States
The Staten Island Ferry shuttles commuters between Manhattan and Staten Island.
Yellow medallion taxicabs are widely recognized icons of the city.
8th Avenue, looking northward ("uptown"). Most streets and avenues in Manhattan's grid plan incorporate a one-way traffic configuration.
The George Washington Bridge, connecting Upper Manhattan (background) from Fort Lee, New Jersey across the Hudson River, is the world's busiest motor vehicle bridge.
The growing skyline of Long Island City, Queens (background),<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-30/nyc-s-fastest-growing-neighborhood-gets-180-million-investment|title=NYC's Fastest-Growing Neighborhood Gets $180 Million Investment|first=Henry|last=Goldman|date=October 30, 2018|publisher=Bloomberg L.P|access-date=October 30, 2018}}</ref> facing the East River and Manhattan in May 2017
The Grand Concourse in the Bronx, foreground, with Manhattan in the background in February 2018
St. George, Staten Island as seen from the Staten Island Ferry, the world's busiest passenger-only ferry system, shuttling passengers between Manhattan and Staten Island
The Asia gate entrance to the Bronx Zoo, the world's largest metropolitan zoo.
The Spanish Harlem Orchestra. New York City is home to nearly 3 million Latino Americans, the largest Hispanic population of any city outside Latin America and Spain.
The Financial District of Lower Manhattan including Wall Street, the world's principal financial center

Central Park is an urban park in New York City, between the Upper West and Upper East Sides of Manhattan.

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Pelham Bay Park is a municipal park located in the northeast corner of the New York City borough of the Bronx.

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The park is more than three times the size of Manhattan's Central Park.

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Central Park is the fifth-largest park in New York City, behind Pelham Bay Park, the Staten Island Greenbelt, Van Cortlandt Park, and Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, with an area of 843 acre.

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Public-minded members of the contemporaneous business elite lobbied for the establishment of Central Park, which in 1857 became the first landscaped park in an American city.

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Pelham Bay Park is the largest park in New York City, at 2772 acre.

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Remains of the New York and Putnam Railroad, Van Cortlandt Station inside the park
Van Cortlandt Park, Oscar Florianus Bluemner, 1936
Rocky terrain in the park
The Sachkerah Woods Playground, located at Van Cortlandt Park's southeast corner
Putnam Trail entrance, looking south from the city line.
The park's own little stonehenge, a former structural stone testing site for the construction of Grand Central Terminal
The historic Van Cortlandt House, now a museum
Riverdale Stables
The lake and golf course at sunset; the former railroad bridge is at far left
View of the Parade Ground from the starting line of the cross-country course
The interchange of Henry Hudson, Saw Mill, and Mosholu Parkways in the park
The abandoned Putnam Railroad bridge over the Henry Hudson Parkway
The Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street station

Van Cortlandt Park is a 1146 acre park located in the borough of the Bronx in New York City.

Olmsted noted the natural beauty of the Van Cortlandt estate, comparing it to Central Park which he designed, and recommended the city purchase the property.

However, most of this opposition was directed at the construction of Pelham Bay Park, which was then in Westchester.