Riverside Park

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General Horace Porter Memorial

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  • Location: Riverside Drive at 122nd Street (Grant's Tomb Terrace)
  • Description: Flagstaff base with plaque
  • Materials: Somesound granite, bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 6'1 ½" Diameter: 8'
  • Cast: circa 1939
  • Dedicated: 1939
  • Donor: President Grant Monument Association, and DPR
  • Inscription: IN MEMORIAM / HORACE PORTER / AIDE DE CAMP AND MILITARY SECRETARY/
    CHATTANOOGA 1863-VIRGINIA 1864-5 / BRIGADIER GENERAL U.S.A. -
    AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE / PRESIDENT GRANT MONUMENT ASSOCIATION/
    1891-1919/

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Marinas
West 79th Street Boat Basin

The 79th Street Boat Basin marina is currently closed. No vessel dockage, moorage, anchorage or launch services are available. The marina will be dredged and reconstructed to modern codes and standards. The marina is anticipated to reopen in 2025. Related inquiries may be sent to boatbasin@parks.nyc.gov

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