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Central Park's Literary Walk

66th St To 72nd St, Central Park, New York City, NY 10022
+1 212-310-6600
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66th St To 72nd St, Central Park, New York City, NY 10022
Upper West Side
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

This wide pedestrian path (the Mall) is a 1/4-mile long. Each side is lined with several rows of American elms that form an arch over the path. I've taken many pictures in all seasons. I love walking along this path after a fresh winter snow...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

This is a lovely spot in Central Park with statues and plaques commemorating writers. The trees that line this walk are splendid. Central in Central Park.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Look up some history and follow the literary walk by having info about sculptures - wonderful facts. Beautiful at any time of the year.

Thank Tatiana N
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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Literary Walk is a beautiful part of Central Park and a great spot to enjoy the greenery from one of the many benches.

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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic time in New York City. City has cleaned itself up from the past.. I recommend it to all. Downfall, extremely expensive in all ways.

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Reviewed July 2, 2017

This gorgeous elm-lined walk is one of the prettiest parts of Central Park. It's a literary walk because of the statutes of famous writers. Come walk along and sit on the benches and enjoy the canopy of trees.

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Reviewed July 1, 2017

Very pretty and important area in Central Park, noted for the states of famous writers. Beautiful elm trees and nice benches for sitting.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

I walked along Central Park's literary walk on the way to the theater yesterday, and really enjoyed the play of light on Shakespeare's statue. There was also a street performer playing some pretty incredible music.

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Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite places in Central Park. Tree lined and wide this area highlights authors of the past with great plaques of information. Walking from east to west you will encounter the bandshell at the end of Literary Walk and then Bethesda Fountain past...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Charming beginning to the park, walk along the path and you'll wander upon the fountain after descending a staircase. Lovely statues, fields, and flora.

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