Here is where anybody who is
anybody in New York lives. When the
City was being redesigned, the planners
set aside these two great strips on
both sides of the park for residential
buildings. The strips run from 86th
to 60th St and are a City-block wide.
Many of the penthouses are owned by
MDC member corporations for visiting
executives to use or are used for private
gala events. The other lofts are for important
corporate employees for whom space is willingly sacrificed
for luxury. The views are tremendous and build on
the fact that the street level is raised above the park. NYPD,
Inc. maintains a specialized unit of “Mounted Community
Service Officers,” to patrol the area from horseback. Tourists
come to talk to them and take pictures. Though each officer is
technically allowed to make arrests, they generally travel unarmed
and are part of the cultural revitalization program.
The Park is still 3.4 square kilometers of natural looking
landscape maintained by Shiawase Corporation through
various contracts. Inside the park is Central Park Zoo, the
Shiawase Heritage Museum displaying villages that occupied
the land prior to Central Park, and several bodies of water.
It’s a great place to hang out, get married, and people watch.
However, NYPD, Inc. is in force around the park via their
many discrete drones that constantly check to make sure your
PAN is in active mode. The horse drawn carriages are the only
legal transportation within the park, charging only a small fee
for a ride around the park. Bicycles and all forms of motorized
transportation are forbidden from the park.