Category Archives: Central Park

Central Park’s Secret Garden

Central Park’s secret garden aka the Conservatory Garden is often overlooked by many people but is one of the most beautiful treasures of the park. Take a quiet break underneath the pergola or one of the benches that provide shade underneath a canopy of trees. Take a look at these photos to get a peek inside. You can enter the Conservatory Garden on the East side on 5th avenue between 104-105th street or in the park at one of the two entrances just inside the park.

 

 

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every Manhattan market from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

 

NYC Triathlon Sunday July 1

The NYC Triathlon is set for Sunday July 1st. It starts at 5:30am so you will need to get up early if you want to see people swim, yes swim in the Hudson River on Manhattan’s Upper west side. Forget about parking in the lot at West 96th street near the Riverside Clay Tennis courts because there are dozens of port-a-potties parked there for the entrants. The race starts with a swim in the Hudson River down to West 72nd street then a bike ride up through the Bronx and back into Manhattan. The running portion will be a counter clockwise loop in Central Park.

Time Out Coverage of 2018 NYC Triathlon

Patch.com coverage including street closures

 

Central Park Tennis Center opening day Saturday April 14th

It does not seem that long ago that there was snow in Central Park but all of sudden it seems that Spring is here. So as a result, the Central Park tennis center is opening on Saturday April 14th. The weather is supposed to be 77 degrees!

 

Court conditions and updates 212-280-0205
Lessons 212-316-0800

Central Park Tennis center website

Snowstorm blankets New York City

I think it finally stopped snowing now. Central Park was turned into a winter wonderland and many people stayed at home. I had a chance to take the train to Harlem and it was nearly empty.

 

What is your favorite part of Central Park?

There are so many parts of our iconic Manhattan park that I feel could qualify as my favorite. I think it depends on the time of the year. The Harlem Meer, The Great Lawn, Sheep meadow, Literary Walk… What about the winter in Wollman or Lasker rink for ice skating? Or the center of the park, The Bethesda fountain? The tennis courts?  I think it would be hard to pick just one. Which would be your favorite?

Central Park tennis courts closing for the season soon

On Manhattan’s upper west side, the oasis well known to the tennis fanatic as the Central Park tennis center, is set to close November 20th. But wait…There is talk of an extension. Stay tuned or just check in with the tennis center to see if in fact you only have 11 more days to play outside on one of the 26 Har tru tennis courts mid park at 94th street.