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This memorial to John Lennon, who penned the vintage 1967 track “Strawberry Fields Forever,” is typically known as the “international backyard of peace. ” The curving paths, shrubs, timber, and flower beds create a intentionally casual panorama resembling English parks. each year on December eight, Beatles fanatics mark the anniversary of Lennon’s demise by means of collecting round the star-shape, black-and-white “Imagine” mosaic set into the pavement. Lennon’s 1980 homicide came about around the highway on the Dakota condominium development, the place he lived. | simply off W. 72nd St. , imperative Park | Station: B, C to 72nd St. nice garden. This 14-acre oval has persisted hundreds of thousands of footsteps, hundreds of thousands of ball video games, 1000s of downpours, dozens of concert events, or even the weigh down attending one papal Mass. but it’s the stuff of a suburbanite’s dream—perfectly tended turf (a mixture of rye and Kentucky bluegrass), state of the art drainage platforms, computerized sprinklers, and cautious horticultural tracking. the world hums with motion on weekends and so much summer time evenings, while its softball fields and picnicking grounds offer a much-needed outlet for urban folks (and urban canines) of every age. | mid-park among 81st and eighty fifth Sts. , crucial Park Central Park Zoo. Even a leisurely stopover at to this small yet pleasant menagerie of greater than one hundred thirty species will take basically approximately an hour. There’s no area for such animals as zebras and giraffes to roam, and the most important specimens listed below are polar bears yet don’t omit the ocean lion feedings, most likely the zoo’s hottest appeal, day-by-day at 11:30, 2, and four. Clustered round the crucial Sea Lion Pool are separate shows for every of the Earth’s significant environments: penguins and polar bears stay at Polar Circle; the highlights of the open-air Temperate Territory are the chattering monkeys; and the Rain wooded area comprises the natural world of the tropics. The Tisch Children’s Zoo (no extra price ticket required) offers children the chance to feed sheep, goats, cows, and pigs. The 4-D theater ($7) bargains fifteen-minute-long relatives pleasant motion pictures like “Planet Earth: Ice Worlds” that function sensory results like wind, mist, bubbles, and smells. | front at fifth Ave. and E. sixty fourth St. , critical Park | 10021 | 212/439–6500 | www. centralparkzoo. org | $12 | Apr. –early Nov. , day-by-day 10–5:30; early Nov. –Mar. , day-by-day 10–4:30 | Station: 6 to 68th St. /Hunter university; N, Q, R, to fifth Ave. /59th St. ; F to Lexington Ave. /63rd St. | teenagers lower than 12 now not admitted with no grownup Bethesda Fountain. Few manhattan perspectives are extra romantic than the only from the pinnacle of the terrific stone staircase that leads right down to the ornate, three-tiered Bethesda Fountain. The fountain used to be equipped to have fun the outlet of the Croton Aqueduct, which introduced fresh ingesting water to long island urban. The identify Bethesda used to be taken from the biblical pool in Jerusalem that was once supposedly given therapeutic powers through an angel, and is the reason the statue The Angel of the Waters emerging from the guts. (The statue was once designed by way of Emma Stebbins, the 1st girl to be commissioned for a massive murals in manhattan urban, in 1868.

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