Riverside Drive terminated at Grant's Tomb in a cul-de-sac, prior to the construction of the Manhattan Valley viaduct, spanning 125th Street, completed in 1900. North of 158th Street the right of way which currently carries the name Riverside Drive was known as Boulevard Lafayette, which led to Plaza Lafayette in Hudson Heights.
Jul 30, 2020 · Under Riverside Drive Viaduct, 125th Street at 12th Avenue, Manhattan (NYPL b13668355-482617).tiff 3,072 × 2,320; 20.4 MB. Original Riverside Drive push-button stoplight for pedestrians to cross Riverside Drive from Fort Tryon Park to Fort Washington Park. Great Arch entrance to Fort Tryon Park in HAER NY-334-62.tif 4,920 × 6,120; 57.45 MB.
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You should add the movie "You've Got Mail" to your description of Riverside Drive, since Meg Ryan lives in the neighborhood and the final wonderful scene takes place just outide of Hippo Park - on the Promenade at 91st Street and Riverside Park. ((subst:xsign|21:00, 16 November 2008 126.96.36.199}}
I propose a couple of sentences be included to describe the Master Building. I have found this unattributed text on the Internet: 1. "The Master building, built in 1929, is the tallest building on Riverside Drive and its corner windows are reputed to be the first in Manhattan. The building was originally conceived as an artist colony by the artist and philosopher Nicholas Roerich. Notable people from around the world visited and were residents of the Master building. Of particular interest, Manly P. Hall and Joseph Campbellare amongst those who have been residents." __meco (talk) 11:31, 5 September 2010 (UTC) 1. Master Apartments, 310-312 Riverside Drive: architect Harvey Wiley Corbett, 1929: there should be a linked mention--Wetman (talk) 20:58, 5 September 2010 (UTC) 1.1. Done Epicgenius (talk) 23:31, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
The current set of photos seems weak. Riverside Blvd. is not the subject of this article. We should try to find a similar photo which shows a section of Riverside Drive. The snow photo and the photo of 72nd Street are similarly uninformative, in my opinion. Perhaps some editor knows of or could contribute photos more central to the topic. SPECIFICOtalk16:11, 13 September 2015 (UTC) 1. I'll look and see what we have, and try to get down there to take some shots if we don;t have anything useful. BMK (talk) 18:19, 13 September 2015 (UTC) 1.1. BTW, I agree with your removal of all that 370 Riverside Dr stuff. BMK (talk) 18:19, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
Dear Ken, I'm afraid that it is you who are ignorant of Riverside South's history. Here are references to the original documents. See FEIS, CPC approval, NYT article on approval, andNYT article with Trump referring to his Riverside South buildings. Trump didn't even have control of the project when he had his name put on three buildings: Bloomberg article. He was in charge of marketing. Putting his name on the first three buildings was nothing more than a marketing ploy. Five years later, having become a TV star, he simply lost interest and let the actual owners continue to develop the project. No one referred to the project by the name "Trump Place" before or since. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pamela Miller (talk • contribs) 17:00, 8 November 2017 (UTC) 1. I stand corrected, thanks for the links. Beyond My Ken (talk) 22:10, 8 November 2017 (UTC) 1.1. Although I will note for the future: please do not change to your preferred version of an article when edits are under disc...
Ken, The slide presentation you added as footnote 15 is a progress report on construction of Riverside Park South. It is better placed on the Riverside Park (Manhattan) page. The one I added as footnote 16 is a view from north to south showing all of Riverside South, and highlighting Riverside Boulevard and its connection to Riverside Drive at 72nd Street, which fits better with the subject of this page. Maybe a photograph of the real Riverside Boulevard would be better than a photo of a model, but in the meantime this photograph should suffice. Pamela Miller 1. Google Drive is not a reliable source. In fact, it's not a source of any kind at all, just a holder for things people put there. I've restored my source, which comes from the Community Board website. Beyond My Ken (talk) 14:54, 21 May 2020 (UTC) 1.1. Reliable source is determined by: The piece of work itself (the article, book); The creator of the work (the writer, journalist); The publisher of the work (for example, Random...
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The 191 acres (0.77 km2) of land in the original park between 72nd to 125th Streets were originally inhabited by the Lenape people, but by the 18th century were used for farms.:68 In 1846, the Hudson River Railroad (later the West Side Line and Hudson Line) was built along the waterfront, connecting New York City to Albany.:3 In 1865, Central Park commissioner William R. Martin put forth the first proposal for a riverside park along the Hudson River.:3 An act providin...
Expansion of Riverside Park
In the 1930s, New York Central Railroad's rail track north of 72nd Street was covered in a Robert Moses project called the West Side Improvement. Moses' biographer Robert Carodescribed Moses surveying the area prior to his project, and seeing: The Moses project, which was bigger than the Hoover Dam project, created the Henry Hudson Parkway, buried the West Side Line in the Freedom Tunnel, and greatly expanded Riverside Park. It was so skillfully done that many believ...
In the 1980s Donald Trump, then owner of the 57 acres (230,000 m2) of land just south of Riverside Park that had been the Penn Central freight rail yard, proposed a very large real estate development project. However, hampered by his weakened financial condition and opposed by six civic groups (Municipal Art Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, TNew Yorkers for Parks, Regional Plan Association, Riverside Park Fund, and Westpride), Trump agreed in 1990 t...
Starting at 72nd Street, Riverside Drive passes through the Manhattan neighborhoods of the Upper West Side, Morningside Heights, over Manhattanville in West Harlem by way of the Riverside Drive Viaduct and through Washington Heights. Below 72nd Street, Riverside Drive continues as Riverside Boulevard which stretches through Riverside South to 59th Street where it merges into the West Side Highway. Only a few stretches of Riverside Drive were built along an older road; due to the hilly terrain, Riverside Drive crosses a natural cleft in the bedrock at 87th Street on an iron viaduct and passes over 96th Street, Tiemann Place and 135th Street, and 158th Street on further viaducts. At Tiemann Place and 135th Street, and at 158th Street, an old alignment is present, also named Riverside Drive, while the viaduct portion or main route is officially named and signed "Riverside Drive West". The viaductbetween Tiemann Place and 135th Street is called the "R...
The eastern side of Riverside Drive, once a series of luxuriously finished rowhouses interspersed with free-standing nineteenth century mansionsset in large lawns, today is lined with luxury apartment buildings and some remaining town houses from 72nd to 118th Streets. The brick-faced Schwab House occupies the site of "Riverside", built for steel magnate Charles M. Schwab, formerly the grandest and most ambitious house ever built on Manhattan Island. Among the mo...
The Nicholas Roerich Museum is on 107th Street and Riverside Drive. The Interchurch Center and Riverside Church are located at 120th Street and Riverside Drive, while Sakura Park is located two blocks north. Other attractions on Riverside Drive include Riverbank State Park, Trinity Church Cemetery, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, and Fort Washington Park. Among the monuments along its route are the Eleanor Roosevelt Monument at 72nd Street, the Soldiers' a...Marian Anderson (1897-1993), contraltoand one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century; lived at 730 Riverside Drive.
Film 1. Robert's apartment building in Enchanted(2007) is 440 Riverside Drive 2. Kate's apartment building in Baby Mama(2008) is 210 Riverside Drive 3. The living room of Oscar Madison's "large eight-room affair on Riverside Drive in the upper eighties" is the setting of the Neil Simon comedy, The Odd Couple(1965). 4. In the movie Death Wish (1974), architect Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) lives at 33 Riverside Drive. 5. In the movie You've Got Mail(1998), Joe Fox lives at 152 Riverside Drive using the screen name NY152. 6. The part of the drive over its eponymous viaduct has been seen in the movie The Amazing Spider-Man(2012). 7. In the movie Vanilla Sky (2001), A deranged ex-girlfriend Julianna Gianni (played by Cameron Diaz) drives the lead character David Aames (Tom Cruise) off the road at 96th Street and Riverside Drive; The Cliff Dwelling at 243 Riverside Drive can be seen prominently in the background as the car breaks the bridge barrier, soars through the air and then off the...Near 165th StreetAt 158th StreetAt 145th StreetThe 125th Streetstation on the IRT Seventh Avenue Line, seen from Riverside Drive's upper level
Notes Bibliography 1. Stern, Robert A. M.; Gilmartin, Gregory; Mellins, Thomas (2009) New York 1930. New York: Rizzoli.Carter Horsley, "Riverside Drive,"The City Review.Media related to Riverside Drive (Manhattan)at Wikimedia Commons
February 9, 1980. Riverside Park is a scenic waterfront public park in the Upper West Side, Morningside Heights, and Hamilton Heights neighborhoods of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The park consists of a 4-mile (6.4 km) strip of land with a width of between 100 and 500 feet (30 and 152 m), situated between the Hudson River / Henry ...
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Apr 12, 2012 · Before there was Riverside Drive Submitted by wmhayden12 on Fri, 04/27/2012 - 8:06am. My Great-great-grandparents, William and Julia O'Connell owned a farm on the upper west side of Manhattan from the 1870's to about 1900.
Sep 22, 2017 · Postcard Views of Riverside Drive 1900-1920. Riverside Drive may not be the most famous street in Manhattan, but it is among the prettiest. The natural beauty of the surrounding area made this parcel of Manhattan real estate an ideal setting for a park and residential development.