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Central Park's Literary Walk

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66th St To 72nd St, Central Park, New York City, NY 10022
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Mall (Literary Walk) is a shaded pedestrian avenue between 66th and 72nd street that is a nice area to spend time in visiting Central Park in NYC. Here you find a straight avenue lined with monuments of mostly of prominent poets and writers such...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely walk especially in autumn as the leaves are falling and the colours of the leaves on the trees are amazing. The Literary walks statues of some amazing writers and poets from all over.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed April 9, 2018

This wide pedestrian path (the Mall) is a 1/4-mile long. Each side is lined with several rows of American elms that form an arch over the path. I've taken many pictures in all seasons. I love walking along this path after a fresh winter snow...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

This is a lovely spot in Central Park with statues and plaques commemorating writers. The trees that line this walk are splendid. Central in Central Park.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Look up some history and follow the literary walk by having info about sculptures - wonderful facts. Beautiful at any time of the year.

Thank Tatiana N
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Literary Walk is a beautiful part of Central Park and a great spot to enjoy the greenery from one of the many benches.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic time in New York City. City has cleaned itself up from the past.. I recommend it to all. Downfall, extremely expensive in all ways.

Thank walkinghard
Reviewed July 2, 2017

This gorgeous elm-lined walk is one of the prettiest parts of Central Park. It's a literary walk because of the statutes of famous writers. Come walk along and sit on the benches and enjoy the canopy of trees.

1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed July 1, 2017

Very pretty and important area in Central Park, noted for the states of famous writers. Beautiful elm trees and nice benches for sitting.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

I walked along Central Park's literary walk on the way to the theater yesterday, and really enjoyed the play of light on Shakespeare's statue. There was also a street performer playing some pretty incredible music.

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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