We’ll discover interesting facts about Morningside Park

July 25, 2018 admin@specialplacestosee.com No comments exist
  • July 28, 2018
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Morningside Park
Morningside Park

This is a walk which concentrates on Morningside Heights Park. A park called Muscoota by the Plain Indians. This area was an exception to the 1807 street grid. Do you know why? In September 1776 the Battle of Harlem took place in this vicinity. Olmstead had conceived this park as an extension of Central Park. Vaux consulted with his colleague Jacob Wrey Mould who re-designed this park. Unfortunately, when he died, Olmstead and Vaux re-hired to complete the park.

There are sculptures and monuments. One of my favorite sculpture is that of “Bear & Faun” by Edgar Walter. One of the most controversial sculptures is also here. You will see great examples of Manhattan Schist.
 

Transportation: #1 Subway to Cathedral Pkwy-110 St
Meet at: 110th St. & Cathedral Pkwy on the East corner
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Organizer fee: $5.00

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