Ephemeral New York has done it again. I had to reblog this given the subject matter. By virtue of living in Morningside Heights this is my home base on the river. I thought you might be interested in seeing its past.
It looks like a pleasant spring or summer day on Riverside Drive and in the park beside it, based on this postcard stamped 1916.
We’re at 93rd Street. Grant’s Tomb can be seen over the treetops; open-topped automobiles and a double-decker bus share the road. Pedestrians linger on the sidewalks or on the teardrop-shaped green.
And in the distance, there’s no George Washington Bridge.