The park is the largest man-made green area in the world. Covering 852 acres it is larger than Monaco. Containing 26.000 trees, it has 15 million visitors a year and there is hardly any New Yorker who can imagine life without Central Park.
NEW YORK - City officials on Tuesday denied a second application from anti-war activists who want to demonstrate in Central Park on the eve of the Republican National Convention, likely sending the matter to court.
The anti-war group United for Peace and Justice had reached a compromise with the city last month to stage the massive Aug. 29 rally on a west Manhattan highway, but backed out of the agreement by submitting a second application to gather in the park.