New York's First Central ParkFast, reliable ferry service run by the Stevens family brought New Yorkers to Hoboken in droves. To attract riders, the Stevens' turned the waterfront into a semi-public park. They opened paths, pavilions, and breath-taking views, and named it Elysian Fields, after the paradise of ancient mythology. It opened with fanfare on July 11, 1831. The park stretched from this site to Weehawken Cove. Sports games, rides, and outdoor events gave people reasons to return. Tens of thousands packed the park daily in summer months. Then Central Park opened in 1857, replacing Hoboken as the park of choice, and Elysian Fields vanished beneath new development.
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|Placed By||City of Hoboken|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 9:44am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 582353 N 4511342|
|Decimal Degrees||40.74891667, -74.02448333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 44.935', W 74° 1.469'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 44' 56.10" N, 74° 1' 28.14" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||201, 732|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1125 Maxwell Ln, Hoboken NJ 07030, US|
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