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Somebody should insert information about the merry-go-round, a rite of passage for many New Yorkers. I would, but I don't remember its name and don't know how to describe its location optimally. -- Michael 11:45, 19 June, 2006 (UTC)

Not the largest park by a long stretch[edit]

Central Park is most definitely NOT the largest park in NYC. It's #5.

From http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_faqs/park_faqs.html#g2:

Top Ten Largest Parks:

1. Pelham Bay Park Bronx 2,765 acres
2. Greenbelt, Staten Island 1,778 acres
3. Flushing Meadows/Corona Park, Queens 1,255 acres
4. Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx 1,146 acres
5. Central Park, Manhattan 843 acres
6. Marine Park, Brooklyn 798 acres
7. Bronx Park, Bronx 718 acres
8. Alley Pond Park, Queens 655 acres
9. Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk, South and Midland Beaches, Staten Island 638 acres
10. Forest Park, Queens 544 acres

Sleep??[edit]

You aren't supposed to sleep in Central Park. It seems to me that having a "sleep" section in this article opens the door for all kinds of abuses of marketing, because it could be claimed that almost any hotel on the Upper West Side, much of the Upper East Side, and the 50s is "close to Central Park." Central Park is a place to visit, not to sleep close to in order to visit, in this New Yorker's opinion. I would like to delete the "Sleep" section. Michael 00:30, 16 June 2008 (EDT)

Yeah, actually I don't think this should be an article at all. In fact, it is explicitly against our policy to have a city park article. --Peter Talk 04:21, 16 June 2008 (EDT)
I can see the reason for an exception, though, because Central Park really belongs to no neighborhood, and even has its own police precinct. Technically, Central Park is on the West Side, but New Yorkers treat it as the park in between the East and West Sides. Michael 07:11, 27 June 2008 (EDT)

Forgive me if this sounds silly, but can pitching a tent in Central Park (given it's allowed and safe) count as a way of sleeping there, and thus incorporated into the article? I remember once watching a documentary about a guy who was trying to travel around the world as environmentally sound as possible, which was likely aired on Discovery Channel in early 2000s (though I cannot recall the name of the show). The narrator did pitch a tent in Central Park, saying it was the greenest accommodation possible in New York City.—Vidimian 09:05, 30 January 2010 (EST)

Not in general -- except for special events, all NYC parks are closed 1 AM – 6 AM, no entry or use legal during that time. - D. Guillaime 20:25, 30 January 2010 (EST)
OK, so I've gone ahead and copied this to New York City#Parks, which I think is the right place to note this given there are no exceptions.—Vidimian 21:52, 30 January 2010 (EST)

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