Central Park is the
pleasure-ground of the chief city in a great republic. It has not been set
aside by any privileged class for its own use and entertainment, but it is the
creation of the whole people of the City of New York for their own enjoyment.
~ Clarence Cook, art critic, 1869*
LW! for a walking tour of the People's Park with Professor Andrew S.
Dolkart, Director of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University's
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation.