Cedar Hill (Central Park)

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Cedar Hill in Central Park, New York City, is an east-facing slope used for reading and sunbathing, sledding in winter and a preferred area for dog owners. The hill indeed is home to many red cedars that form a line of clumps on its crest. Low outcroppings of rock in the mown turf were grooved and scarred by the last glacial period. The south slope is called by joggers "Cat Hill" for its statue, 'Still Hunt', of a large stalking cat.[1] Eddie Coyle, a sportswriter for the New York Daily News, in his weekly running columns in the late 1970s, often called it "cat" Hill and the name became popular.[2]

'Still Hunt' on Cat Hill

The frontage of Fifth Avenue apartment houses provides a backdrop to the east. At its southern perimeter stands the Glade Arch designed by Calvert Vaux, which originally provided carriage traffic with a conduit to Fifth Avenue. Hidden deep beneath the north end of Cedar Hill runs New York City Water Tunnel No. 3 with its valve chamber, completed in 1993, due to carry some of the city's drinking water in 2020.

Coordinates: 40°46′40″N 73°58′0″W / 40.77778°N 73.96667°W / 40.77778; -73.96667


  1. ^ Central Park by Mindy Solkin, RoadRunner.com
  2. ^ Tweet by New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

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