6. The Former Lives of Central Park Zoo Attractions

Since its formation in 1861, the Central Park Zoo has assumed two rounds of major renovations: one in 1934 and one in 1988. While the sea lions exhibit remains, several of the zoo’s buildings have been repurposed: the Bird House became the Zoo Gallery and Gift Shop, the Monkey House became the Zoo School and the former location of Kelly’s Restaurant (see photo here) was developed into a site for snow monkeys.