Andrew Hassell Green, often compared to Robert Moses, was a city planner and reservationist. Green was the man responsible for seeing that Olmsted and Vaux's Greensward Plan for Central Park was carried out; he also had a hand in the formation of both the New York Public Library and the American Museum of Natural History. Perhaps his most important work, however, was the consolidation of the five New York City Burroughs; it was this accomplishment that granted him the nickname "Father of New York City."
The Andrew H. Green memorial bench was constructed and placed in Central Park in 1929. Surrounded by five maple trees to represent the five Burroughs, this bench is one of the few monuments in existence that pays tribute to Green. The monument lies at the top of a hill at 106th street.
— Jesse M. Wheeler