This is a snake. It's not the snake.
Calvert Vaux designed the snake urns which flank the Grand Army Plaza entrances.
The cherries were peaking today. All these petals will be on the ground in a few days.
The snake is visible at the far right of the photo at the top. Here's a close-up. This guy was tearing branches off the cherry trees.
Why would someone do this? Oh, so he could give them to his lady friend.
What a classy couple.
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LinksCalvert Vaux, Wikipedia
You can have your very own Calvert Vaux Snake Urn for a modest $11,000.