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I capture the unspoken — the glances, the silences — drawing from New York's pulse and the richness of global cultures. Every wedding is its own intricate narrative. Rooted in theatre and life's everyday rhythms, I document moments both transient and timeless. 

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Carl Schurz Park Engagement Photography

Carl Schurz Park, a 14.9-acre public park located in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, is a site rich in history and natural beauty. Named after Carl Schurz, a German-born American statesman, the park was established in 1910 and includes Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the Mayor of New York since 1942.

Not only is it a location full of incredible New York history, but it’s also a stellar location for engagement photography.

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Key Features and Attractions of Carl Schurz Park

  1. John Finley Walk: This waterfront promenade along the East River provides stunning views of the Triborough and Queensborough Bridges, as well as the lighthouse on Roosevelt Island​​.
  2. Catbird Playground: A family favorite, this playground includes baby and big-kid swings, a sandbox, play structures for different age groups, and a sprinkler area for warm days​​.
  3. Gracie Mansion Tours: The historic Gracie Mansion, constructed in 1799 and now the official residence of the NYC mayor, offers tours on Mondays​​.
  4. Community Events: The park hosts various events throughout the year, including an Easter egg hunt, Halloween festival, and holiday tree lighting, organized by the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy​​.
  5. Basketball Courts: Located near the park’s south end, these courts are a popular spot for local games and require reservations for leagues and groups​​.
  6. Peter Pan Statue: A notable feature of the park is the bronze sculpture of Peter Pan​​.


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Carl Schurz Park’s blend of natural beauty, recreational facilities, and cultural significance makes it a beloved green space in New York City.

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Additionally, the park has been a part of popular culture, serving as the location for the climactic fight scene in Spike Lee’s 2002 film “25th Hour,” starring Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman​​.

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With its many paths, views of the city, and varied backgrounds it’s a spectacular location to take engagement photographs at all times of year.

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