At the very north end of the North Woods section of Central Park sits an old ruin that predates the existence of the park! It is the second oldest structure in the park, right after Cleopatra's Needle. The high elevation and rugged terrain made it suitable as a defense point, looking north over the flatter meadows in present day Harlem. I highly recommend checking out this remnant of American history, as well as the rest of the northern section of the park. Generally, it is more devoid of tourists and people, adding a serene feel to the area.
Check out Central Park Conservancy for more info on The Blockhouse.
via Urban NYC
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