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Fort Washington Park

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Louie Stern Memorial

  • Location: Playground at 177th Street and Cabrini Blvd.
  • Description: Plaque on boulder
  • Materials: Bronze, natural boulder
  • Dimensions: H: 14" W: 14"
  • Dedicated: November, 1969
  • Donor: Port Authority of New York, Chamber of Commerce of Washington Heights
  • Inscription: THIS PLAQUE IS IN MEMORY / OF THE SIGNIFICANT CIVIC / ACHIEVEMENTS MADE BY / LOUIE STERN ON BEHALF OF / THE WASHINGTON HEIGHTS / COMMUNITY / NOVEMBER 1969 / THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK / CHAMBER OF COMMERCE / OF / WASHINGTON HEIGHTS /

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Directions to Fort Washington Park

Know Before You Go

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The Fort Washington Pedestrian Bridge, or "Amtrak Bridge," at West 180th Street is temporarily closed as we work with NYC DOT and Amtrak to repair the support structure and the surface decking. Repairs should be complete by mid-November depending upon weather and site conditions. Detour: If you are approaching the Amtrak bridge from the north, please use the 181st Street pedestrian bridge over the Henry Hudson Parkway at Riverside Drive to access local streets. You can re-enter the Greenway at either West 158th Street and the Henry Hudson Parkway or at West 153rd Street and Riverside Drive via the Herman “Denny” Farrell Pedestrian Bridge. If you are approaching the bridge from the south, please exit the Greenway at either West 158th Street and the Henry Hudson Parkway or at West 153rd Street and Riverside Drive via the Herman “Denny” Farrell Pedestrian Bridge. You can re-enter the Greenway via the 181st Street pedestrian bridge over the Henry Hudson Parkway at Riverside Drive. Please follow us @nycparks on Twitter or check this page again for updates as soon as we know when the bridge will re-open.

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