Hallett Nature Sanctuary

Hallett Nature Sanctuary (HM21MZ)

Location: New York, NY 10019 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 45.998', W 73° 58.501'

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When Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed Central Park in 1858, they left relatively untouched the rocky Promontory on the north edge of the swamp which was to be transformed into the Pond. The four-acre woodland was formally closed to the public and declared the Bird Sanctuary in 1934. The area was renamed the Hallett Nature Sanctuary in 1986 after George Hallett, Jr., (1895-1965) a prominent lead inn New York City's civic movement for over half a century and as ardent nature lover and bird watcher.
The seclusion of this area from the general public allows many species of animal and plantlife to flourish in a more natural ecological community than elsewhere in Central Park.
HM NumberHM21MZ
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Date Added Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586506 N 4513356
Decimal Degrees40.76663333, -73.97501667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.998', W 73° 58.501'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 59.88" N, 73° 58' 30.06" W
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Area Code(s)212, 646, 718, 917, 347
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Gapstow Bridge, New York NY 10019, US
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