A report on Central Park, Pelham Bay Park and New York City
Central Park is an urban park in New York City, between the Upper West and Upper East Sides of Manhattan.- Central Park
Pelham Bay Park is a municipal park located in the northeast corner of the New York City borough of the Bronx.- Pelham Bay Park
The park is more than three times the size of Manhattan's Central Park.- Pelham Bay Park
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.- Central Park
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.- New York City
Pelham Bay Park is the largest park in New York City, at 2772 acre.- New York City
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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.