Proprietor / Lessee:
Felice J. Eben
22 January 2018
"For those who take delight in open air entertainments, the
which have been inaugurated at Terrace Gardens [sic] offer delightful inducements. Terrace Garden, it should be known, primariraly [sic], is a brief corner of paradise, which has been leased to earth, and is angled by 3rd avenue and 59th streets. The tired mortal goes there for rest under its peaceful shades; the sentimental devotees of Venus and Apollo wander through its emerald paths and listen to the melodious strains and stirring music from Theodore Thomas' grand orchestra; and the hungry and the thirsty may sit and enjoy the sight and sound of all these, and partake of the viands and fluids that suit them best.
Terrace Garden, in short, is a little bit of national Germany, and national France, lifted out of their native capitals and transplanted in New York, for the summer folks to enjoy.
It is in the presence of just such primative recreation as these open air concerts and this open air enjoyment where the young flock to enjoy themselves with the young--that one recalls their earliest pleasures, and their earliest dreams.
With different persons there are always different. [sic] Dreams are as individual as the individuals who dream them, and pleasures are not the same to three generations in successions. There is a generation rising which will remember, for instance,
[Goes on about dreams and childhood; Music in Gotham copy cuts off.]