The first photographic study of New York City's parks since the 1930s will be on view at the Museum of the City of New York starting October 9th. The massive wall-sized prints will be on view through March 7th, introducing visitors to parks in all five boroughs (and making it easier to envision Mannahatta).

Joel Meyerowitz’s expansive study of the parks, titled Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks, documents "the untamed and wild nature of the city’s cherished and hard-won open spaces, as well as bucolic and pastoral landscapes." All in all there will be 90 photos on display, and the exhibit is running in conjunction with the release of his book of the same title.

Did you know the first official New York City park was Bowling Green, a mere half-acre leased to a group of citizens by a Common Council at an annual rent of one peppercorn?