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Parks in New York City: Historic Photos from the Museum of the City of New York

Lacy Schutz | Posted 09.24.2011 | New York
Lacy Schutz

New York City is home to more than 1,700 parks covering approximately 29,000 acres of land. The first park, Bowling Green Park, was established in 1733 on what had been a parade ground and marketplace.