We have built our 90 minute #JanesWalkNYC tours around the theme of Community, Conflict and Common Ground. The tours encourage discussion and cover hundreds of years of park history. Tours start at the corner of West 110th Street and Manhattan Ave. at 6pm Friday May 5, 11am and 3pm Saturday and 11am on Sunday. Sign Up on the MAS site and come prepared for some steep climbs. We look forward to welcoming you to our tours.
Here is the blurb we wrote for our Municipal Art Society listing
"Designed to maximize the scenic potential of a narrow strip of land too rugged to accommodate Manhattan’s street grid, Morningside Park is a masterful work of the team that also designed Central and Prospect parks. Massive and rugged retaining walls, grand and steep stairs, scenic overlooks and meandering paths cutting through native rock form a composition lauded by contemporaries as perhaps the greatest achievement of park designer Calvert Vaux.
Having endured decades of neglect and controversial proposals such as a Columbia University gym that would have radically altered its design, the park is enjoying a remarkable period of revitalization spearheaded by NYC Parks in an over 40 year partnership with the Friends of Morningside Park. Do you have Morningside Park stories to share? Join our walk and join the conversation."