The Arsenal, located in New York City, is the home to the city of New York Parks & Recreation Department. It houses the offices of the Central Park Administrator, the City Parks Foundation, the Historic House Trust, the New York Wildlife Conservation Society, the Parks Library and the Arsenal Gallery. It was built in 1851 by the state of New York as a storage repository for munitions and was designed by Martin E. Thompson. Its central chamber on the third floor of the building is used as a gallery and space for public forums. It organizes exhibitions of fine arts and photography annually and preference is given to shows concerned with the natural environment, urban issues and parks history. In addition, the Arsenal gallery is also provided for private and public functions.
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