One of my all time favorite areas of NYC is Central Park, specifically the area that includes Bethesda Fountain, the Lake, and the Ramble (the area just north of the Lake). Everytime I go there is something different to see, be it row boaters, leaves changing color, plants in bloom, random people moments, or just a squirrel running up a tree.
When you enter from the 81st St entrance you cross into the Ramble through this bridge:
From there you have several meandering paths you can take. If you head north you will eventually find the Delacorte Theater (home of Shakespeare in the Park), the Shakespeare Garden, and Belvedere Castle.
However, if you head south, you enter into a very confusing amount of twisty turning paths and you never know where you will come out.
If you persevere while heading south, you will be presented with some great views of the Lake, complete with row boaters.
Just to the south of the Lake is Bethesda Fountain. Many will recognize it from such films as Angels in America, Ransom, Home Alone 2, and Elf (among many others).
If you continue south you enter the Mall and many other sites.
See you next time, when we stray away from Central Park for some cityscapes and architecture.