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The New York See It All Tour is exactly what it sounds like: an all-inclusive guided tour of New York City.
One of the most famous parks in the world, Central Park is a man-made wonder. Not only is it the first public park built in America, but it is also one of the most frequently visited parks, with over 25 million guests per year. Set in the middle of busy Manhattan, its grounds serve as a safe harbor, not only for athletes, and musicians but also for lots of migratory birds each year. One can spend an entire peaceful day wandering its grounds, gazing upon nearly 50 fountains, monuments, and sculptures, or admiring its 36 bridges.
Hudson River Park
Hudson River Park is a waterside park on the Hudson River that extends from 59th Street south to Battery Park in the New York City district of Manhattan. Bicycle and pedestrian paths, including the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, span the park north to south, opening up the waterfront for the public to relax. The park includes tennis and soccer fields, children’s playground, dog run, and many other features.
Washington Square Park
Washington Square, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, is a very popular and often crowded square. People from all backgrounds gather to this large square dotted with trees.
Central Park Zoo
The Central Park Zoo is a small 6.5-acre zoo located on Central Park in New York City. The zoo began in the 1860s, making it the first official zoo to open in New York. The zoo was improved in 1934, with the addition of many new buildings ranged in a square around the sea lion pool. Finally, the zoo was repaired in the mid-1980s and reopened in 1988, replacing the old-fashioned cages with naturalistic environments.
1. Which park is set in the heart of Greenwich Village?
A. Central Park.
B. Hudson River Park.
C. Central Park Zoo.
D. Washington Square Park.
2. What can we learn about Central Park?
A. It is primarily an artificial park.
B. It is the first public park built in the world.
C. It was the most crowded park when first built.
D. It especially attracts pedestrians and artists.
3. When was the first official zoo in New York repaired for the first time?
A. In the 1860s. B. In 1934.
C. In the mid-1980s. D. In 1988.