New York, United States

Places to visit
Central Park

As New York City’s population expanded in the 1800s, it became clear that something needed to be done to address the lack of green space.  Consequently, a 770 acre (it was later expanded) chunk of land between 59th St. and 110th St. was set aside for development as a park in the 1850s.  Frederick Law Olmsted, the famous landscaper, was commissioned to design and build the park.  It was not until 1873 that it was finally completed.  Almost immediately it began to fall into disrepair.  The park was neglected by politicians, and...

American Museum of Natural History
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Museum