I’m halfway through my final semester of college. As the workload stacks up, I have a hobby (as well as a place) I consider as a form of release from studying countless chapters or writer’s block before a deadline. Once a week, I take the R train, which runs from Queens to Brooklyn, to 59th Street and Fifth Avenue. From there, I walk about a block to Central Park. There’s a particular spot, or as I like to call it “the Rock,” which overlooks a picturesque view of Wollman Rink, a famous ice rink on the southern part of Central Park, and Time Warner Center, which consists of two well-crafted glass towers on the West Side of New York.
Since high school this has been a place where I can do some quality reading, writing, and reflecting. I wondered about where others like to read and reflect and what made them love those spots. So I asked a few people in the park.