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NYC – Upper East Side near Central Park #4 The Meer

THIS IS PART OF SEVERAL POSTS THAT WILL HIGHLIGHT THE AREA ABOVE 86th STREET (mostly eastside).

THE Meer

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When you come to the north-east corner of the park, there a beautiful lake that will greet you. Also there is a boathouse – Dana Discovery Center It is on the Harlem Meer (Dutch: “Small Sea”) The building houses bathrooms and has displays as well as free fishing equipment. Also, easy to get to it is at 5th Ave and 110th street

                      

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Meer is a large water space stretching from the east perimeter of Central Park to the central part of Central Park covering 11-acres in all. Like a Lake it has a meandering and diverse shoreline. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Meer is surrounded by a variety of trees including ginkgo, cypress, beech, oak and fragrant black locusts, which sweetly scent the air during mid spring. In the spring roses can be seen blooming on its shores and during the summer colorful hydrangeas grace the entrance of the Cove.
Summer also brings wildflowers that bloom around the water’s edge

http://www.centralpark2000.com/database/harlem_meer.html

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis monumental piece depicts the composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington standing beside a concert grand, supported by nine latter-day caryatid figures. The sculpture is set within a multi-leveled semi-circular plaza at the gateway to Harlem –the community in which Ellington lived for much of his adult life and with which he is creatively associated. Located at 110th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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