The City: Peopling the Parks

"You're the invention of the year!" exclaimed a West Side Manhattan housewife as she spotted New York City's parks committee lunching at one of his own best new inventions: the tent-topped, three-week-old Fountain Café in Central Park. Suddenly her friend was at her side. Why couldn't ther be deck chairs for hire? "People steal them," said the commissioner. Then how about miniature golf near Riverside Drive? "Hmm," said Thomas Pearsall Field Hoving, and in ten seconds he was sketching miniature-golf courses on a scrap of paper. "Sure," he said gaily. "It...

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