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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

Directions to Riverside Park

Know Before You Go

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

MarinasWest 79th Street Boat Basin

Due to repairs to an underwater high voltage cable there are currently no transient moorings available at the Boat Basin. Please contact the Dockmasters office at 212-496-2105 or VHF Ch09 for more information and alternatives. We apologize for any inconvenience. We expect all moorings to be restored in August.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2017

PlaygroundsRiverside Park

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.


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