A City of Brick and Mortar

From Fort Tryon Park, a walk through the Hudson River Greenway offers a glimpse into utopia – or so it seems, if you can call yourself a resident in the Castle Village and read your newspaper in that garden with the George Washington Bridge only a breath away.

Designed by architect, George Fred Pelham Jr. in 1938-39, only about fifteen years after his father, George Fred Pelham Sr., designed another distinctive complex just across the street, the Hudson View Gardens. From a time when Manhattan was still a city of brick and mortar and had not yet succumbed to glass and steel.

July 22nd, 2018

George Washington Bridge (II)

Allow two hours to cross to New Jersey and back – extra time for walks in Fort Lee Historic Park, for more views of the river and Manhattan that will test your sense of scale. If you’re lucky, you may even make some new friends among the permanent residents of the Park. 

Sidewalks are shared by pedestrians and bikes. Construction projects may affect which side is open. Info about this and directions to the sidewalks can be found here.

George Washington Bridge (I)

February 19th, 2017