My new favorite place to visit in Central Park is the Jacquelin Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, near the entrances of 86th Street at Central Park West and 90th Street at 5th Avenue, right by the Guggenheim Museum. I can walk from my apartment in the Upper West Side over to this large body of water set against the many neighborhood skylines that surround it.
It is just 1.58 miles to walk the full length around the reservoir—my friends and I go all the time now that it is getting warmer!
View toward Midtown East
View of the Eldorado in the Upper West Side 90's