A gorgeous map set from writer Stephen Wolf, who’s at work on his own book on Central Park’s long-lost casino:
If I could return to just one moment in New York’s story, I would go back to the Roaring Twenties, with their radiant gatherings in Harlem and the rise of the Chrysler Building, when the city threw its most jubilant parade for Charles Lindbergh, the shy young pilot who, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, had seemingly nothing to do with his generation except allowing us to dream once more of our greatest possibilities. I would watch Babe Ruth round the bases with odd little steps, and at night I would visit the one place to be: the Casino, the elegant night spot in Central Park.
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Casino picture courtesy the New York City Parks Photo Archive, copyright 2012 The New York Times Company.