New York City – Central Park Video Tour (Part 1)

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New York Habitat Presents Video Tour of Central Park Hi, I’m David Hill with New York Habitat Today we’re gonna get out of the city and in New York you don’t have to go far. In fact there’s an 843 acre oasis right in the middle of town, waiting for you to discover. It’s called Central Park. Central Park receives 25 million visitors a year. It’s the most visited park in the United States and its appearances in many movies and television shows has made it famous around the world. Central Park is bordered on the north by West 110th Street, on the south by West 59th Street and on the west by 8th Avenue. Which along the park’s borders are known as Central Park North, Central Park South, and Central Park West respectively. 5th Avenue retains its name along the eastern border of the park. It contains several lakes and ponds, extensive walking tracks, two ice skating rinks, one of which is a swimming pool in July and August. The Central Park Zoo, the Central Conservatory Garden, a wildlife sanctuary, a large area of natural woods a reservoir with an encircling running track, 37 kids playgrounds, Delacorte Theater, and of course, the famous Central Park Carousel So I think you get the idea, there’s a lot to do here in Central Park but don’t get overwhelmed we’re going to break this up into a few series so you can watch them at your leisure. Today we’re going to take you to a few of my favorite places starting with Bethesda Terrace. When the park was designed in the late 1850s, the designers knew they needed a special place here where people could come, hang out, seen, be seen, and socialize. Bethesda Terrace is that place. One of the most famous places in Central Park is a low boat house. Located on the north east corner of the lake, it’s also home to the Boat House Restaurant. And you could also rent a boat for some very romantic moments out on the lake. In the 1980s, the Central Park Zoo was bit of a sad state. It had become dilapidated and had small cramped cages. It had since been renovated and today it’s a thriving zoo with a lot to see. Just next door is a children’s zoo. This is definitely a must see if you have kids. They’ve got goats, pigs, turtles, ducks and even a cow named Othello. The best part, most of the animals can be touched and fed. Don’t forget that a great way to experience New York is to rent a fully furnished apartment from New York Habitat. We got apartments all around Central Park it’s a great alternative to the usual hotel and it’ll save you money You’re probably familiar with the world famous ice skating rink here in central park, but one of the best kept secrets here in the Summertime is that skating rink turns into a little amusement park. You can bring kids up to 4 or 5 years old they’re gonna have a great time. One of my favorite places in Central Park is right here in the southeast corner. It’s called The Pond. You’ll find little ducks, turtles, little bit of live music even. It’s a great place to come and relax. Well I hope you enjoyed our little tour of Central Park. Of course we weren’t able to cover all 843 acres of it. but we’re making some more videos showing you some more things to do here. In the mean time, if we’ve missed any of your favorite places, make sure you leave’em in the comments box below. If you’re interested in renting a fully furnished apartment for your next trip to New York make sure you visit our website at www.nyhabitat.com You’ll find a huge selection of vacation rental apartments to choose from. I’m David Hill with New York Habitat Thanks for watching our video. We hope to see you soon in New York City.

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  1. I was in Central Park Labor Day weekend. It's beautiful and I knew it was big but I had no idea it was this big!!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. @singdanceact2012 Thank you for your kind comment 🙂 Let us know what you think about the second part of our Central Park video tour youtube.com/watch?v=ji0NPl1M8D4

  3. @rudyviae You’re right; you can’t come to New York and skip spending a relaxing moment in Central Park! What part do you enjoy the most?

  4. @MOCHAMILAN Thank your for sharing with us! Central Park is indeed impressive by its size and it is beautiful, as well as New York! 😉

  5. @TeeMcCallister13 Indeed ! We all need to sleep, at least a little:) It's true that New York is a 24/7 city, you can always find something to do at all times.

  6. @NewYorkHabitat thank you so much for sharing the video i am very proud to be from new york and this video proves to the world how great it is 🙂

  7. @PlAyEr2873 Thank you so much for kind words! Showcasing the greatness of New York City is exactly what we aim to do! We are happy you like them and your words inspire us to continue making videos of this amazing city! What area would you suggest we film next?

  8. @gardini100 That is so exciting that you are coming to New York this summer! Have you ever been to New York city before or will be your first time? We would be happy to suggest some attractions and sites for you to check out, just let us know 🙂 – isn't Google Earth fantastic to help perpare your trip?

  9. @shoelesst2 Ah you are correct there are 21 playgrounds in Central Park, great catch! We will be sure to update this information, thank you for your help!

  10. @13172853568 Thank you for your comment! Central Park is one of our favorite places in New York, whatever the season of the year it is always magical!

  11. @kevoxquiles Good questions. "Safe" is always a difficult word to define. I can say that I've been riding the subway for years, at all hours of the am/pm, and have never had any safety issues. The NY subway runs 24/7, and with a population of around 8 million, there are always plenty people in the trains.
    Of course, as with all big cities, whether you're in the subway or strolling the streets, you should always stay alert and be aware of your surroundings.(more below)

  12. @NewYorkHabitat … Sadly, accessibility features for riders with disabilities are hit and miss in NY. Many of the major stations, such as Times Square, have elevators, ramps and other accessibility features. However stations that don't can be difficult to navigate for the people with disabilities and mothers with strollers. A list of accessible stations can be found at mta[dot]info

  13. @kevoxquiles You're welcome!
    We're glad our videos help you prepare your trip to New York, and if we can be of any help do not hesitate to contact us through our website 😉
    We're sure you and your family will spend amazing moments in the Big Apple!

  14. @tillyireland Thank you for your comment!
    Indeed, New York is a huge city, there are so many things to do/see! And even when you live there permanently, there are always new places to be discovered! 😉
    In the meantime, feel free to watch our others video tours of NYC, you may discover places in NYC you've never been to 😉

  15. @Xyiwa Thank you very much for your kind words! Indeed Central park is a great place to be and enjoy some time off. And fall is coming with its beautiful and fiery colors, another reason to visit the park.

  16. @m4rs12 Thank you for your nice comment! Feel free to contact us should you have any question about Central Park or New York City, and stay tuned for more videos 🙂

  17. @Saujla94 Hello ! Though there are no enclosed dog runs, there are 23 particularly dog-friendly areas scattered throughout Central Park. More info on the website nycgovparks

  18. Hey there! Central Park is very touristy but also very big! There are very quiet areas, with no one around! 🙂

  19. 🙂 Each state has its different laws and regulations but the first step would probably be to take the Illinois Real Estate licence! Chicago is an amazing city too, so I am sure that this could work!

  20. Living in the UK's second biggest city is OK, but man this place looks amazing! Can't wait to hopefully go to NYC for christmas time next year!

  21. I used to live at 86 and Columbus in NYC for 4 years. I miss the park Today I live near another iconic park – Forest Park in St. Louis. 1,700 acres and beautiful sharing many of the same aminities but I will never forget my Central Park runs around te res. Cant wait to come back to NYC in the Spring and Summer.

  22. Rare footage of the Park!

    I found these MAN ON THE STREET videos from NYC in the 90’s – This guy JERRY RIO is very funny conducting interesting outrageous interviews on the city streets. Very sarcastic New Yorkers. Like a 1990’s time capsule – Humorous observations and sociological exploration – I loved Rio’s tours of the many pop & trash culture landmarks that are gone forever.

    Click on BoB

  23. URGH why did I have to be born in the UK? It's so boring! I would love to live in NYC & go to Central Park everyday ^_^

  24. Central Park is the most filmed location in the world. It is full of highlights and this video describes most of it.

  25. Explore #CentralPark  in part 1 of this #NYC  video tour with David Hill! 

    See our site for more: www.nyhabitat.com/blog/2009/07/23/central-park-video-tour-part-1/

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