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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Photo of the Day: Greenacre Park, Central Manhattan--Creating Beauty in Small Urban Places

This small park (about 1/7 acre) shows how a community can create beautiful open spaces in middle of densely packed development.  See the series of pictures of Greenacre Park. 

Greenacre Park, Lower Patio Level Near Waterfall, New York City
Greenacre Park in midtown Manhattan was opened for the people of New York City by the late Mrs. Jean Mauze, founder of Greenacre Foundation, on October 14, 1971 in the "hope that they will find here some moments of serenity in this busy world." Mrs. Mauze, the former Abby Rockefeller, dedicated the park to her brother, Laurance, and to his longtime associate, the late Allston Boyer, in recognition of their invaluable assistance in its creation.
{from the Greenacre Park brochure}

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