A view across the two and a half acre “Polly” pond, as this water feature is known with its fountain and the Shelter House on the right. Early in the 20th century people liked to skate here in Winter. Unfortunately pollution has taken its toll and made the water less able to fully freeze so ice skating is now banned.

According to an article on the New York History Blog it’s called “Polly” for “Pollywog Pond” (I’ve just learned that a “polliwog” is a tadpole).

Taken with a Sony RX-100 M3.

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