Sunday, September 05, 2010

Who Needs The Hamptons? Meet You At Central Park's Sheep Meadow

Central Park, Labor Day Week-End

Central Park, Labor Day Week-End

Central Park, Labor Day Week-End

Central Park, Labor Day Week-End

Central Park, Labor Day Week-End

Central Park, Labor Day Week-End

Sheep Meadow, Central Park
Labor Day Week-End 2010

Don't you find that the most glorious days in New York City are those first days of September, when the summer heat breaks, the humidity cedes to drier air and the days become crystal clear? One can almost hear a collective sigh of relief rise from the city's inhabitants.
Add to that a three day week-end and you have pure bliss.

Of course, many New Yorkers high-tailed it out of the city on Friday, but for the residents who stayed behind, it was wonderful to have the city (almost) to themselves.

Central Park's Sheep Meadow was delightfully empty on Saturday afternoon. People enjoyed themselves flying kites, striking yoga poses or simply taking a nap on the grass. They did not seem one bit sorry that they were not in the Hamptons.



And here is a quick look into the past: Central Park's Sheep Meadow in the early 1900's.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

With all respect, who needs even Sheep's Meadow?

Have you been to the new Brooklyn Bridge Park? Large meadow + waterfront + stunning views + just a quick walk from the neighborhood.

The new walkway is extraordinary...a salt pond, a boat launch, the spiral beach...all open.

If you have time...stop by while the weather is great!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Central Park was also great today, what a treat...

Thank you for the picture! Sheeps there were...

Katia said...

Agreed! Brooklyn Bridge Park is amazing and I enjoy walking over there. We are lucky to have this new green space.
However, sometimes, a Brooklyn Blogger does have to leave the borough...

Anonymous said...

OMG! Dog on Sheep Meadow. How did you not call the cops already?!?!

Katia said...

That's actually very funny, Anon.