A. H. Green is best known (if he is recognized at all today) as the “Father of New York.” During his 40+ years of public service he was the driving force behind a vast array of projects with the overarching goal of making New York a world-class city. His impact on the making of Central Park was substantial and helped make it a world renowned park. A wise and honorable man, some speculate his name may have been allowed to slide into obscurity due to his shocking murder, a tragic case of mistaken identity born here on the Upper West Side.
Just who was Mr. Green?
Ron Korcak helps us re-discover the legacy of the incredible Mr. Green and the park that he made–and made famous.