I had been to Central Park several times before but I hadn't had time to really disover it to understand the hype. It's too big to see anything in 15 minutes.. or even in an hour. Yesterday I had some spare hours and decided to walk and look for those ponds, lakes and meadows everyone's talking about. Now I see it is a great place when you're trying to escape from people and find peace in a big city.
And it actually smells like forest if you get far enough from street vendors selling candied nuts (these have such a specific smell)