Best streets in Central Park

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West 59 St

Ranked 1st best street in Central Park

"Park Living"

- JenMac
Central Park South is the stretch of 59th street that lines the southern entrance to Central Park. Because of the magnificent view and proximity to green, all of the residences, hotels and restaurant...
40.7662411785499 -73.9775761874709

East Dr

Ranked 2nd best street in Central Park

"The best of Manhattan, this street runs the length of Centra..."

- Mitestarossa
East Drive generally follows along the east side of Central Park, sometimes towards the middle and sometimes on the edge. It then makes a u-turn and turns into West Drive to come back along the other...
40.7838795750048 -73.9591768447992

Columbus Cir

Ranked 3rd best street in Central Park

"A Hub of the Westside"

- Cathcart
Columbus Circle is a sight to see, for certain. It acts as the midpoint between Times Square and the Lincoln Center, and stands up as a destination for tourism in its own right. The shopping in the...
40.7684265265769 -73.9816315647617
Ranked 4th best street in Central Park

"Transverse this Road with caution!"

- garvus
65th Transverse Rd. allows entrance from the city itself into and accross the Park. There are several such roads in Central Park as the Park is simply massive! Quickly cross over to the West side o...
40.769865218902 -73.9747038359898
Ranked 5th best street in Central Park

"The route to all the goodies"

- JenMac
72nd St Transverse is the park entrance that I use to get to all the things I do in Central Park. I enter on the east side to get to Philharmonic in the Park, Summer Stage, the movies in the park, etc...
40.7738043695359 -73.9725121707311

West Dr

Ranked 6th best street in Central Park

"Great for joggers, during off-traffic hours"

- SmartSugar
West Drive meanders through Central Park, and so does car traffic. If you’re looking for a place to jog, there are safer paths to be had in the park. This is a lovely street, though (except for mayb...
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5 Ave

Ranked 7th best street in Central Park

"Crowded part of the park"

- JenMac
5 Avenue only runs for about a block in Central Park before it runs through other neighborhoods (5th runs the entire east side of the park but the neighborhoods it runs through change). This bit of 5...
40.764260000221 -73.973862501056
Ranked 8th best street in Central Park

"Top end of the Resevoir"

- JenMac
The 97th Street Transverse is way too far north for my liking, seeing as I'm a downtown kinda gal. But, I have a friend that lived in Harlem and when he did, he used it all the time. This transverse...
40.7884015005813 -73.9561449973001
Ranked 9th best street in Central Park

"The American Museum of Natural History Tops The List"

- hhusted
When I traveled down W. 81st St., one day, the only highlight to the street was the American Museum of Natural History. This museum covers a large city block. You can get to it by any street surroundi...
40.7851415700214 -73.9694464924141
Ranked 10th best street in Central Park

"The way to Belvedere and the Wall"

- JenMac
The 79th Transverse Road is a great road for access from the east to the west side of the park, and there are some little gems right off of this road. Belvedere Castle is off of 79th and there's a fa...
40.7786856035021 -73.9681952675445
Ranked 11th best street in Central Park

"The Play Road"

- JenMac
Like all the Central Park transverses, 85th street makes a quick and easy link between the east and west sides of the park. It's not particularly scenic in a lot of parts because cars go whizzing thr...
40.7826683253172 -73.9635175838676

Center Dr

Ranked 12th best street in Central Park

"A pedestrian paradise "

- andiefrancese
New York City has many things to offer in the way of huge buildings and concrete, but some of it's greatest views can be seen in the park, by foot. Center Drive looks through the park and allows the p...
40.7701388796526 -73.9728727495924
Ranked 13th best street in Central Park

"Central Park North"

- Macsizzle
This is quite possibly the prettiest street in New York City. The most expensive real estate lines the street and is amongst the most coveted. I can't even tell you how much an apartment on this stree...
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