Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 10, 2014: Central Park, New York, New York

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Central Park is an 843 acre urban park located in Manhattan in New York City.  It opened in 1857, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962.  Open all year, it boasts many activities such as birding, boating, carriage horses, pedicabs, playgrounds, sporting areas, the Central Park Carousel, the Central Park Zoo, and a variety of top notch entertainment.  It is no wonder that Central Park receives approximately thirty-five million visitors annually,  making it the most visited urban park in the United States.

 

The above photo was taken from the "Top of the Rock", the observation deck of the GE Building which is an Art Deco skyscraper and one of the most famous and recognized skyscrapers in New York.  The GE Building forms the centerpiece of Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan. Completed in 1933, it was known as the RCA Building until 1988.  At 850 feet (259 m) high, the 70-story building is the 10th tallest in New York City and the 33rd tallest in the United States; However, it is most famous for housing the NBC television network headquarters.  Some of the building's nicknames include The Slab and 30 Rock (the latter derived from its address at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and which has become the title of the NBC sitcom "30 Rock" which follows the cast and crew of a fictional television show filmed inside the building, although the television show only uses the building for exterior shots while interior shots are filmed at Silvercup Studios in Queens).

 

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