The Mall

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The area

Address
Neighborhood: Central Park
How to get there
  • 72nd St • 9 min walk
  • 5th Ave / 59th St • 9 min walk
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lucycan
San Diego, CA3,511 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Visited this part of the park for the first time. Its a nice long straight, wide stretch of walkway with benches on both sides. Some statues and memorials along the way too. Great place to spend some time relaxing and people watching.
Written May 19, 2021
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Luvs2TravelAnywhere
New York City, NY7,202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015
The Mall is located mid-park between 66th and 72nd Streets and includes the Literary Walk and the Naumburg Bandshell. The quadruple row of American Elms form a canopy above the only intentionally straight quarter-mile pedestrian path within the park. It's a great photo-op! If the Naumburg Bandshell doesn't have a concert, you will see musicians and artists putting on a show.
Written June 30, 2015
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Rajnish P
Jaipur, India2,500 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
'The Mall' in Central Park, Manhattan, New York starts from 66th street (East side of Park). It ends at 72nd street up to 'The Bethesda Terrace'. This is the longest straight path in central park. On both sides of the road, American elms are planted which gives a high-arched shady canopy, making it possible to have a cool walk at any time.
The Mall is always full of visitors and small stalls, selling art goods, paintings, pictures etc. You can get your caricature or your sketch made in just $10. The Mall is also one of the Parks most photographed areas.
At the southern end of the Mall statues of Christopher Columbus, along with some prominent writers are there and Walking on the mall is also called 'Literary Walk".
Short duration visitors can walk through the mall, visit bethesda Fountain, go further to see Alice in Wonderland, then see belvedere castle, and return home .
Written September 2, 2012
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Alec D
Seattle, WA2,603 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
The Mall is a fun and easy walk to do in Central Park. On days like yesterday (60 and sunny) many people were out enjoying The Mall. Go mid week if you can and enjoy!
Written April 18, 2019
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PandSMadison
Tamborine Mountain, Australia282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning elm tree walk, with literary figures guiding your walk. Even at the ed of winter a jazz busker added to the experience which ends the Belvedere Tunnel. Classic Central Park experience.
Written March 20, 2013
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FLHarlock
Tavares, FL4,927 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
It was surreal to be walking along The Mall in Central Park. I’ve seen this so many times in movies and it was just like being in a movie. Beautiful and alive with NYC energy. Highly recommended!
Written June 8, 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,033 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
It's all beautiful, the statues and allusions to literature, the big trees that cover you, the benches and the walkway, and now the monument to women's suffrage. Just as pretty as it can be.
Written November 3, 2021
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland30,165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
Good area to walk around as you end up at the fountain works is a nice area to sit and relax. Recommended.
Written November 1, 2019
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Matt S
Staffordshire, UK346 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
The mall, a lovely walk through Central Park, lined with great statues and ending up at Bathesda terrace.
Definitely worth the time to walk.
Sit and watch the world go by.
Written October 31, 2019
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ldgp14
Telford, UK3,247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
The Mall is the main walk down the park to get to Bethesda Fountain. During our visit we saw many different acts and artists including a great dance group, a puppeteer dancing to R&B and a incredibly talented young sketch artist.
Written August 10, 2019
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