With more than eight hundred sprawling green acres in the middle of one of the world’s densest cities, Central Park is an urban masterpiece. Designed in the middle of the nineteenth century by the landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, it is a model for city parks worldwide. But before it became Central Park, the land was the site of farms, businesses, churches, wars, and burial grounds—and home to many different kinds of New Yorkers.

Join Sara Cedar Miller, historian emerita of the Central Park Conservancy and author of Before Central Park, as she chronicles the history of the park’s site and its evolution into the Central Park we know and love today.

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