Day 538

Morningside Park’s “severe topography”

June 20th, 2013

"In 1867 Andrew Haswell Green, Commissioner and Comptroller of Central Park, recommended that a park be located in Morningside Heights. He argued that it would be 'very expensive' and 'very inconvenient' to extend the Manhattan street grid over the area's severe topography."

Looks like a wise decision from up here.

(The duo descending the stairs just graduated from high school today. The ceremony must have been held nearby, as there were several other fresh-faced, white-robed youths strolling through the park.)

One Comment

  1. Bill says:

    Cool park. I grew up in the Morningside Park district of Inglewood, California. We had hills and a large park, where I graduated high school in. Small world. :-)

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