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Carl Schurz Park & Gracie Masion
Home to Gracie Mansion, the 15-acre Carl Schurz Park is named for a 19th-century German immigrant who became a Civil War general, US Senator, political activist and newspaper editor. The esplanade offers beautiful river views, and is a popular area for joggers, dog-walkers, and couples alike. The park is also a hot spot for hoops and roller hockey. As with all parks, keep alert at night.
Built in 1799, Gracie Mansion has been the official mayoral residence since LaGuardia started the tradition in 1942. Under the leadership of Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani the Gracie Mansion Conservancy continues to maintain the historic residence, improve the surrounding garden, and enrich the mansion's collection of fine and decorative art. Almost all of the objects in the mansion were made in New York, and many of the paintings and prints on view depict scenes of the City. Gracie Mansion is located at the entrance to Carl Schurz Park, one of the most beautiful parks in New York City.

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