Manhattan's Beloved Treasure: Riverside Park (LOCALISM FEATURED)

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Real Estate Broker with The Corcoran Group

Riverside Park stretches over four miles along the Hudson River from 62nd to 158th Streets, the 330 acres of Riverside Park provide recreation and relaxation for a uniquely diverse population.

Riverside Park/Riverside Drive

Riverside Park is widely regarded as Manhattan's most spectacular waterfront park. As one of only 10 officially designated scenic landmarks in the City of New York, it has a long and storied history.

Riverside Park/ Bike Trails

Rugged bluffs and rocky outcroppings created through prehistoric glacial deposits once descended directly to the Hudson River shore. They were densely wooded until 1846, when the Hudson River Railroad cut through the forested hillside.

Riverside Park/ Dog Run

Today it is enjoyed by all through it's many playgrounds, bike paths and dog runs.

Riverside Park/Playground

In 1865 a scenic drive and park was built on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The development of the park encouraged the construction of mansions along the drive. Monuments placed along the drive during this era included Grant's Tomb (1897), Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (1902), Firemen's Memorial (1913), and Joan of Arc (1915).

Riverside Park/Soldiers and Sailors

In 2000, seven acres of land stretching from 68th to 72nd Streets was added to Riverside Park, called Riverside Park South. This section of the park now known as the Joe DiMaggio Highway, and Trump Place (the site's developers).

Riverside Park/Trump Place

Riverside Park South includes a soccer field, three basketball courts, and a public pier extending 750 feet into the Hudson River.

At 79th Street is The Boat Basin and The Rotunda a hidden Manhattan treasure that many New Yorkers enjoy once they discover the hidden treasure below the west side highway.

Riverside Park/ Rotunda

Recreational facilities include a range of sports courts and fields, a skate park, a large portion of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway (for bicycles), and the 110-slip public marina at 79th street, The 79th street Boat basin an important part of New York State's Water Trail.

79th Street Boaty basin

For more information events and schedules NYC Parks and Recreation

 

Photos Courtesy of:

Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker, The Corcoran Group Real Estate

I make buying and selling Real Estate pleasant and stress free...Just like a walk in the Park!

 

©Mitchell Hall 2006-2010

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Rainmaker
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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
East Phoenix Arizona Homes
Benjamin Realty LLC

Lovely photos and information. Love New York but it has been awhile since we were there. Thanks for the update.

July 23, 2008 04:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Mitchell J Hall
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC
The Corcoran Group

Hi Adam, I lived on the UWS for years and didn't really know Riverside Park. I always went to Central Park. I thought Riverside Park was a little strip that ran along Riverside Drive for locals to walk their dogs. One day riding my bike I saw a tunnel by the off ramp of the highway and went through it and discovered this whole incredible park on the other side of the highway. It must have been fun going there with Billboard. I hope it was for fun but it would be an interesting place for a  sales meeting.

Bob & Carolin, Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get a chance to come visit again.  

July 23, 2008 08:22 PM
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Gita Bantwal
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
RE/MAX Centre Realtors

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for the post. I will make sure to go to the park on my next visit to NY.

July 29, 2008 06:48 AM
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Mitchell J Hall
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC
The Corcoran Group

Thank Gita, I'm sure you will enjoy Riverside park on your next trip.

July 31, 2008 09:34 AM
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Andrew Mooers
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
MOOERS REALTY

My oldest daughter Elizabeth lives in Brooklyn..you have a few more people there than we have in Maine!

April 06, 2009 10:34 PM
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Mitchell J Hall

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