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Revisiting Riverside Park South on a Balmy June Sunday
(NYC Parks - Riverside South Web Page)
(Riverside Park Conservancy Website)

A Photo Essay

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
June 15, 2014


(See a Sunset Stroll, Twenty Blocks Along Riverside Park South)

On a warm Sunday afternoon, I revisited the Southern spaces of Riverside Park South, mainly to view the new large scale art sculptures, a part of the Art Students League’s Model to Monument (M2M) series in the park. I noticed the silver ballerina (see above link to previous visit) was gone, and in its place was exhibited an abstract work. Also new today were an homage to an industrial worker, seeming to dig the very earth on which it was mounted, a partial form of a marble nude, facing new residential construction, an upside down, red, stone magnet, a large orange and steel sculpture, with an interior swing that faces the Hudson, a tall, stone woman with a two-pronged crown, and what seemed to be, from a distance, a seated blue and white, male mermaid. An original New York Central engine remains in the background.

Visitors were reading, jogging, biking, reading, telephoning, picnicking, sunning, chatting, exercising, photographing, or strolling like me. Mature and young Canadian geese searched for food, near the riverbank. Rather than walk to the 70th Street Pier or 79th Street Boat Basin Cafe, I chose to rest on a shady bench under a gorgeous willow tree, not far from blooming, pink, wild roses. All of the trees and plantings in Riverside Park South are relatively new, as this park was a recent collaborative project. See links above for historical details. I recommend Riverside Park South as a Sunday strolling destination. You can bring a picnic or dine at one of the park's cafes. Be sure to take your camera, and binoculars are handy too, for the river's passing schooners and the park's breeding wildlife.



A Sunny June Sunday
Revisiting Riverside Park South
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




A Sunny June Sunday
Revisiting Riverside Park South
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




A Sunny June Sunday
Revisiting Riverside Park South
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




A Sunny June Sunday
Revisiting Riverside Park South
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




A Sunny June Sunday
Revisiting Riverside Park South
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




A Sunny June Sunday
Revisiting Riverside Park South
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




A Sunny June Sunday
Revisiting Riverside Park South
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




A Sunny June Sunday
Revisiting Riverside Park South
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




A Sunny June Sunday
Revisiting Riverside Park South
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




A Sunny June Sunday
Revisiting Riverside Park South
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




A Sunny June Sunday
Revisiting Riverside Park South
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




A Sunny June Sunday
Revisiting Riverside Park South
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




A Sunny June Sunday
Revisiting Riverside Park South
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




A Sunny June Sunday
Revisiting Riverside Park South
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




A Sunny June Sunday
Revisiting Riverside Park South
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




A Sunny June Sunday
Revisiting Riverside Park South
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




A Sunny June Sunday
Revisiting Riverside Park South
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net