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Blueprint|NYC Goes Green with Blueprint|NYC Parks

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If you walk in a park in New York City, chances are you forget that you’re in the one of the biggest urban centers in the world…which is exactly what the landscape architects and designers who built the City’s parks intended. New York City public parks provide residents and visitors with vast open spaces to relax and enjoy nature, to escape, to play and to unwind, all in the middle of the nation’s most busting metropolis.

On Monday, May 17th NYC life presents BLUEPRINT NEW YORK CITY PARKS - an intimate look into the creation of five different parks in each of the boroughs. The documentary profiles the history of how these parks were built and explores how the design of urban parks transformed the City’s landscape.
Central Park --- Manhattan
Prospect Park --- Brooklyn
Pelham Bay Park --- Bronx
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park --- Queens
Greenbelt Park --- Staten Island

“We want a ground to which people may easily go after their day’s work is done…where they shall, in effect, find a city put far away from them.” Frederick Law Olmsted, landscape architect of Central Park and Prospect Park, 1871

About Blueprint|NYC

Ever walk down a street and spot a building that caught your fancy? Well, the wraps are finally coming off some of the City’s most impressive landmarks. Watch "Blueprint|NYC," a show that takes you in and around buildings that grab the attention of visitors and native New Yorkers alike. Let NYC life take you behind the scenes at City Hall, Gracie Mansion and other NYC greats.


City Hall
New York City's City Hall is the oldest City Hall in the nation still used today as a center for City government.  For 200 years this building has been at the center of politics, protests and civic celebrations.  This landmark is one of the building blocks on the blueprint for the greatest city in the world. 


Snug Harbor
When Sailors' Snug Harbor opened its gates on Staten Island in 1833 it was the first maritime home and hospital for retired seamen in the United States. Today the Snug Harbor Cultural Center is an 83-acre landmark historic district offering museums, performance spaces, gardens and artists' studios. Join us for a tour of this magnificent center for the arts.

For more episodes of Blueprint|NYC, click here

Season 1 of Blueprint is also available on iTunes.  To download episodes, click here.

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