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Central Park's Literary Walk

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Romantic and Beautiful, Ideal Starting Point to Explore Central Park

The Literary Walk is an iconic 1/4 mile paved walking path in Central Park, flanked by majestic American Elms, wood benches, artists and statues. It is easily recognizable from an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The Literary Walk is an iconic 1/4 mile paved walking path in Central Park, flanked by majestic American Elms, wood benches, artists and statues. It is easily recognizable from an endless amount of Hollywood scenes filmed there. It starts at around the south-mid section of Central Park, at 66th street to about 72nd. There is no subway stop exactly there,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Benches everywhere! Shaded with trees that provide a respite from the sun, we strolled through here and just took in the environment. Two different street performers were putting on shows and were fabulous. Free photos of them, and then we posed with them. Larger than life statues of authors, poets, explorers, and famous people line the walkway. Follow it to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Not an attraction but a very pleasant quarter of a mile walk with a variety of famous literary statues such as the poet Robert Burns. We were very lucky as the weather was fantastic during out stay in NYC and this location was flanked by artists selling their wares and cartoonists showing off their skills ($5 per person) and street... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This famous quarter mile walk has 4 of 5 statues of poets and writers and is delightful in any season. There are many park benches lining the path so have a seat and enjoy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Only thing is there is nothing that really identifies this stretch of walk as the "Literary" walk. One of the things my daughter and I wanted during our NYC literary experience was to walk the "Literary walk". We just happened to stumble upon it despite having a free Central Park map. Anyway, we found it and it really is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Bookworms will also want to take a walk on East 41st Street from Park Ave to Fifth Ave. The sidewalk is decorated with bronze plaques containing quotations and art from dozens of classic books. At the west end you will want to explore the New York Public Library; at Park Ave follow another set of plaques memorializing the local skyscrapers.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We took a bike ride through Central Park and passed through the literary walk on a sunny Memorial Day. There were statues of great authors and poets with small bits of info on them, arranged on each side of a path for a good stretch. It was nice, but something to see if you are there, not to go out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Made famous in many movies (like Maid in Manhattan) the literary walk is lovely any time of year. Just another great little corner of Central Park worth exploring!

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Granite Shoals, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The walkway has nice statues of literary figures, and the wide sidewalk lined with elegant elms is worth seeing. Went there at dusk in the fall, and the street lights and changing tree colors added a nice magical touch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I cannot think of a better way to spend an hour than the Poet’s Walk, often called the Literary Walk in New York’s famed Central Park, the first landscaped park in the United States. Contrary to an earlier review, The Poet’s Walk is not located on the upper west side; it is located on the southern end of the Central... More 

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