Central Park South
Welcome to Central Park South real estate.
The portion of the street forming the southern boundary of Central Park from Columbus Circle at Eighth Avenue/Central Park West on the west to Grand Army Plaza at Fifth Avenue on the east is known as Central Park South.
Entry into Central Park can be made at the Scholars' Gate at Fifth Avenue, the Artists' Gate at Sixth Avenue, the Artisans' Gate at Seventh Avenue, and the Merchants' Gate at Columbus Circle. Most of the high rise buildings have gorgeous views of Central Park.
Central Park South contains four famous upscale hotels: the Plaza Hotel, the Ritz-Carlton, the Park Lane, and JW Marriott Essex House. While Central Park South is bi-directional, the section of 59th Street between Ninth and Eleventh Avenue/West End Avenue is one-way westbound, and the section between Fifth Avenue and Second Avenue is one-way eastbound.
Central Park itself is a visual masterpiece created by landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted and architect Calvert Vaux. It was established in 1857 on 778 acres (315 ha) of city-owned land. It has gone through major developments and restoration over time to carry on its initial purpose as an open-air oasis for a metropolitan city.
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