5 Fun Facts About Madison Square Park!
- Flatironhot Contributor
- On December 11, 2015
Reported by the Flatiron Hot! News Editorial Staff
Madison Square Park is one of the many beautiful, intriguing areas near NYC Seminar and Conference Center in New York, NY. The renowned park offers many eye-catching sights and delights all who meander through its grounds. If you’re considering booking NYC Seminar and Conference Center and want to share interesting local tidbits with attendees, check out five fun facts about Madison Square Park:
- Original Madison Square Garden: The first Madison Square Garden was located adjacent to this beloved park on Madison Avenue and 26th Street. It opened in 1879 under the ownership of William Vanderbilt but was demolished in 1899 and replaced by a Moorish-style building. That version of the Garden remained erect until 1925.
- Baseball Roots: Some of the first games of baseball were played in the vacant lot at 27th and Madison. Future players for the New York Knickerbockers practiced there.
- Statue of Liberty Connection: The torch from the Statue of Liberty was kept on display at Madison Square Park from 1876 to 1882.
- Circus Fun: This park’s original gardens were located northeast of the current park until 1925, and served as the headquarters for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circuses.
- Aristocratic Touch:Aristocrats lived in and otherwise frequented the area from the 1850s to the 1870s, and often stayed at the famous Fifth Avenue Hotel.
The New York City Seminar and Conference Center staff loves sharing facts about the city that never sleeps and are always ready to provide anecdotes in addition to offering private party rooms and other event space options. Have your next conference, seminar, or party at this premiere New York establishment and enjoy everything the surrounding area has to offer!
For more information regarding meeting rooms, private party rooms, and other event space possibilities, contact the NYC Seminar and Conference Center today. Call (646) 336-4409 or visit the website.
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