212 Views of Central Park Experiencing New York City's Jewel From Every Angle

212 Views of Central Park

Experiencing New York City's Jewel From Every Angle


Price: $35.00

  • Publication Date: September 1, 2002
  • Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
  • Trim Size: 10 12 x 9
  • ISBN: 9781584792246
  • Page Count: 160

A glorious souvenir of Manhattan's unique urban arcadia, 212 Views of Central Park shows the Park from every vantage point of its 843 acres, through every season. The book shares the experience of being in Central Park with out-of-town visitors and New York residents alike—an experience as varied as the Park's many structures, landscapes, activities, and environments. The Park may contain any number of views within its borders, but only one number signals its prime location—“212” equals Manhattan, the heart of New York City. Each of the eight sections and accompanying essays by award-winning journalist Sandee Brawarsky approaches the park from a different, slightly unexpected viewpoint, exploring its borders, its hidden places, and its public amusements, among other pleasures. From Belvedere Castle to the Bow Bridge, the views recall a past era of picture postcards, grand tours, and the Seven Wonders of the World, yet they celebrate a completely contemporary wonder—the first public park built in America and, over a century later, still New York's favorite place.

About the authors

Sandee Brawarsky is an award-winning journalist and book critic who has written about the neighborhoods of New York City for the New York Times, among other publications. Her home is one block away from Central Park, and she visits it daily. Mick Hales is a world-renowned photographer whose work has appeared in many magazines, including House & Garden and Vanity Fair, and 14 books, among them Monastic Gardens (Stewart, Tabori & Chang). He lives north of New York City. David Hartman was the original host of the top-rated morning television show Good Morning America from its inception in 1975 to 1986. An award-winning documentary writer, host, and producer, he presents WNET/PBS's Walking Tour series—including “A Walk Through Central Park.”