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A green place to be : the creation of Central Park [electronic resource].

A green place to be : the creation of Central Park

Jones, Andy T., film director. (Added Author).
Pruden, John, narrator. (Added Author).
Yazdani, Ashley Benham. Motion picture adaptation of (work): Green place to be. (Added Author).
hoopla digital. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 26 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2019.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by John Pruden.
Summary, etc.:
In 1858, New York City was growing so fast that new roads and tall buildings threatened to swallow up the remaining open space. The people needed a green place to be-a park with ponds to row on and paths for wandering through trees and over bridges. When a citywide contest solicited plans for creating a park out of barren swampland, Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted put their heads together to create the winning design, and the hard work of making their plans a reality began. By winter, the lake opened for skating. By the next summer, the waterside woodland known as the Ramble opened for all to enjoy. Meanwhile, sculptors, stonemasons, and master gardeners joined in to construct thirty-four unique bridges, along with fountains, pagodas, and band shells, making New York's Central Park a green gift to everyone.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Central Park (New York, N.Y.) > Juvenile films.
New York (N.Y.) > Juvenile films.
Central Park (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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