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