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Riverside Park

General Horace Porter Memorial map_it

  • 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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For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

ParkRiverside Park

The northernmost A-dock at the 79th Street Boat Basin is currently closed to public access for structural enhancements. The dock will be further supported with non-wood pilings and a new wave screen.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Kayak/Canoe Launch SitesRiverside Park (72nd Street)

The kayak launch site at 72nd Street in Riverside Park is closed for the season. Please visit The New York City Water Trail page to find other kayak launches.

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