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Mr. Green and the Making of Central Park

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Incredibly, much of what we all think of as quintessential New York City–Central Park, the NY Public Library, the Zoo, the American Museum of Natural History–is due to the Herculean efforts of one practically unknown man: Andrew Haswell Green.

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.



October 13
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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