11. Landmark Roads: Eastern Parkway and Ocean Parkway

Eastern Parkway is considered the “world’s first parkway,” and is both a New York City landmark and a National Landmark. Designed by Central Park and Prospect Park architects Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, Eastern Parkway was intended to emulate the boulevards of Europe, like the Champs-Élysées. Built in conjunction with Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park, Eastern Parkway fittingly terminates at the grand Soldiers’ and Sailors’ arch, much like the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, designed also by Olmstead and Vaux, is also a New York City landmark.