Will Praise Mean Anything for Central Park?

New York's Central Park was recently named to the APA's list of the country's 10 best public spaces. Sewell Chan wonders if the designation will really mean anything new for the park.
October 13, 2008, 8am PDT | Nate Berg
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"What do these annual lists really accomplish?"

"The National Trust for Historic Preservation's yearly list of the 11 most endangered historic places tends to prompt hand-wringing, letter-writing and even changes in public policy.

But by all accounts Central Park is in as good shape as ever. Calling it 'the gold standard for U.S. city parks,' the planning association noted that Central Park has gone through periods of decline and revitalization."

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Published on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 in The New York Times
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