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History of Riverside Park and Drive – Walk & Learn with Kevin Draper

January 17 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm


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During New York’s Gilded Age of opulence at the turn of the 20th century, Riverside Drive was supposed to overtake Fifth Avenue as New York City’s “millionaire colony.” By the early 1900s, that transformation was well under way as the once sleepy carriage drive became lined with dozens of free-standing mansions boasting spectacular park and riverfront views. But what led its affluent residents to vacate their palatial homes and abandoned this center of luxury for good by the 1930s? It’s time to explore the rise, fall, and repurposing of Riverside Drive over the past century!

Join us as we uncover the opulent history and architecture of Riverside Drive — located on the banks of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. This beautiful stretch of land was once home to some of the world’s most notable business leaders and creatives before Robert Moses transformed this area into one of New York’s most spectacular parks.

PROCESS: Linda will email details and reminders in the coming weeks, including information about a post tour lunch. See you soon!

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72nd & Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10023 United States
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