Central Park


Existing aerial view of the Harlem Meer with Lasker Skating Rink and Swimming Pool [right] - Susan T. Rodriguez Architecture Design

Central Park Conservancy and Parks Department Propose Renovation of Community Facilities at Harlem Meer in Central Park

The Central Park Conservancy and The Parks Department have unveiled plans to revamp Lasker Skating Rink and Swimming Pool located in the Harlem Meer section of Central Park. Designed by Susan T. Rodriguez Architecture Design and the Central Park Conservancy, the project arrives as one of the final components of a $150 million renewal plan for the park’s northern tip.

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Rendering of the Women's Rights Monument in Central Park - Monumental Women

Plans For Central Park’s Women’s Rights Monument Returns to the Landmarks Preservation Commission

In October, the city’s Public Design Commission voted to erect a large monument within Central Park honoring Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton as pioneers in support of women’s rights. The project team now returns to the Landmark Preservation Commission to request the removal of seven benches immediately in front of the monument and newly revealed text honoring the three historic figures.

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Updated Rendering for 15-19 West 96th Street as Site Hits Market for $45 Million, Upper West Side

An updated rendering has been revealed for a potential residential tower at 15-19 West 96th Street, on the Upper West Side. The property is situated two lots west of Central Park and offers 60 feet of curb frontage. The Cushman and Wakefield firm has been retained exclusively to facilitate the sale of the site, which sits in an R9 zone and currently has an allowable residential FAR of 7.52. That could increase up to 10.0 thanks to a potential community facility bonus. The current asking price is $45 million.

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