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An Easy Spring Walk in Central Park: From the Museum of Natural History to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

On Easter Sunday, I had arranged to meet a friend on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art at noon for an excursion around the galleries, an experience I dubbed "high church." 

I live on the west side now, about as far up Manhattan as you can go, but I find the A and the C trains extremely useful in taking me downtown to the well-visited parts of "the city." For example, the 81st Street stop (American Museum of Natural History) on the C also offers quick access to the New-York Historical Society (corner of 77th and the park) and Central Park West.

So, in anticipation of Sunday's event, I took the train downtown to W. 81st to start my walk to the other side of the park. Walking to the east side, the location of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is fairly straightforward, if you can follow the paths on the north side of The Ramble, slightly squeezed on the other side by the 79th Street Transverse. (see map below) If you lose your bearings, try to locate the …