| Heavily trafficked by frenetic tourists,
business people and city residents,
Merchants Gate is one of the busiest
entrances into Central Park.
Easy to locate at the corner of Central Park South oppositeColumbus Circle, Merchants Gate is an expansive area that supports the towering structure of the majestic Maine Monument.
The plaza surrounding the Monument has been recently restored making it a more inviting and attractive public space to visit. It now features a colorful bluestone and granite designed pavement, improved lighting and a low marble seating wall behind the Monument. In addition to these refinements, two Italian food kiosks offering tasty treats from Ferrara were installed within this gateway.