The first truly, properly mild and flower-blooming day of spring arrives and New Yorkers and tourists take to Central park like they’ve never seen a park before. The area pictured here is at the foot of Cedar Hill, on the park’s east side just off 5th Ave. The slope here is ideal for sunbathers and reclining with a good book or the paper because the slope has a kind of natural recliner effect and forms a amphitheater. A couple of blocks to north and south of this location are the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Loeb Boat House, respectively.

Ivan Corsa Photo