Upper West Side joggers, rollerbladers and dog owners love this four-mile long park beside the Hudson River. Designed by ... More
Upper West Side joggers, rollerbladers and dog owners love this four-mile long park beside the Hudson River. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the same architects behind Central Park and Prospect Park, Riverside Park boasts excellent views of the river and New Jersey. Park attractions include Grant's Tomb, the Civil War Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, and a statue of Eleanor Roosevelt. Early morning may be the best time to visit or exercise, as this park can become fairly crowded.
Oooh I love The Riverside Park. The park is simply the most beautiful. It was my very first time staying in New York, the week of 4 of July and the park was the place I visited first after I checked in at The Riverside Tower Hotel, across the street from the park. What I love most about the park is on that early afternoon when I watched a man sitting on a bench feeding pigeons and squirrels. It was the most beautiful sight, the kind only seen in oil painting. It was a sight to see as I watched a whole array of pigeons of different varieties and squirrels coming and flocking together around him while he threw bread crums torwards them, while tossing a single nut to a squirrel, and to watch the squirrel grab and run off with the nut in its mouth then come back for more. No wonder the animals are so tame, which is uncommon in my hometown. It was so cute watching squirrels climbing in and out large gridded trash cans. Boy!! they were having a feast. Unfortunately, I did not know how to work my camera at that moment to take those unforgetable images.
Thank you for allowing me to share my experiences. I appreciate those pictures of the park, which recapture my enjoyment. I did not intend to make a very long post because there are more things I like to say about the park like the scenaries, the beautiful view of the Hudson River, and so much more.
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