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Published: February 23rd 2021
22nd February - Madison Square Park
Madison Square Park, a true urban park is nestled in the heart of Flatiron between Fifth & Madison Avenues between 23rd & 26th Streets
In 1624 New York City was founded & in 1686 The area now known as Madison Square was designated as an urban public space and used mainly as a hunting ground.
In 1839, a farmhouse located at what is now Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street was turned into a roadhouse, it was renamed "Madison Cottage", after the former president. The roadhouse was the last stop for people traveling northward out of the city, or the first stop for those arriving from the north; visitors were encouraged not to sleep more than five to a bed.
The body of General William Jenkins Worth is buried in Worth Square on November 25 making the Worth Monument one of only two NYC monuments that doubles as a mausoleum (the other being Grant’s Tomb).
In 1876 The Statue of Liberty’s right arm and torch is put on display for the next 6 years in an effort to raise funding to complete the statue’s construction.
A white pole with an illuminated star marks the spot where in 1912 the first public Christmas tree in the United States was displayed in the park.
An Eternal Light Monument was dedicated in Madison Square Park to commemorate the return of United States Army and Navy troops from World War I.
Some of the iconic buildings we saw in the area.
The striking Flatiron building went up in 1992.The building, which has been called "one of the world's most iconic skyscrapers and a quintessential symbol of New York City
The landmark Met Life Tower completed in 1909 was the tallest skyscraper in New York at the time.
Appellate Division Courthouse of New York State (1899) with its striking sculptured figures.
The Toy Centre for many years was a hub for toy manufacturers and distributors in the USA.
The 16-story building was completed in 1909 and was originally known as the Fifth Avenue Building, which name is on the landmark clock outside the front entrance, and the interlocked initials "F.A.B." were still in the building's elevators
500 Fifth Avenue was designed with a facade of bronze, limestone, and terracotta at the base, and a facade of brick above the fourth floor. While the lowest four floors contain a decorative exterior, little ornamentation is used above the base.
I am gradually covering all that New York has to offer.
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