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Published on : Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The famed Central Park of New York is reopening the renovated restricted section of Hallett Nature Sanctuary after 82 years. This section was closed in 1934 because Robert Moses, the NYC Parks Commissioner wanted to turn this 4 acre section in a bird shelter.
The sanctuary which is located by the pond was being renovated from 2001 after it got submerged in weeds as a result of negligence for centuries. The renovated sanctuary now has fences, benches, beautiful green trails decorated with plants and even a mini sanctuary. The refurbishment of 15years charged the Central Park authorities with a $US40 million.
The sanctuary is already drawing the attention of the visitors. Some other famous attractions are Loed Boathouse, Wollman Rink, and Tavern on the Green.
People have already started to form a long queue as the authorities are letting only 20 people in, that too during restricted hours, in order to protect the forgotten paradise of the peninsula.
On the official website of Central Park NYC, the Conservancy remarked, “The Hallett Nature Sanctuary is a perfect example of how even the ‘wildest’, most naturalistic habitats in Central Park require constant planning and care in order to thrive.”
Travellers, who want to experience a unique view of the city of New York, should flock over the park as soon as they can.