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July 21, 1853: The New York state legislature sets aside the irregular and rather undesirable land bounded by 59th and 106th Streets and Fifth and Eighth Avenues for public use, which, after much planning and transformation, will become Central Park.
Andreas Feininger, Central Park Lake, 1940. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York Historical Society # 82888d