Riverside Park

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Chaplains Memorial

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  • Tablet on plinth
  • Tablet on plinth
  • Location: 121st Street and Riverside Drive; in grassy triangle south of Grant's Tomb
  • Description: Tablet on plinth
  • Materials: Bronze, granite
  • Dimensions: H: 24" W: 18"
  • Dedicated: 1950
  • Donor: Daughters of the Defenders of the Republic
  • Inscription: CHAPLAINS MEMORIAL / THESE LONDON PLANE TREES / WERE PLANTED IN MEMORY OF / FOUR CHAPLAINS OF US ARMY / REV. GEORGE L. FOX, CHC. / RABBI ALEXANDER D. GOODE, CHC. / REV. CLARK V. POLING, CHC. / REV. FATHER / JOHN P. WASHINGTON, CHC. / WHO AFTER GIVING THEIR LIFE BELTS TO / THEIR FELLOW SERVICE MEN LOCKED ARMS / AND PRAYING WENT DOWN TOGETHER / WITH THE TRANSPORT DORCHESTER SUNK BY / A GERMAN SUBMARINE FEBRUARY 3, 1943 / PRESENTED TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK / BY DAUGHTERS OF THE DEFENDERS OF THE REPUBLIC USA / NOVEMBER 5, 1950.

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MarinasWest 79th Street Boat Basin

West 79th Street will close for reconstruction and dredging as of November 2021. The project will repair storm damage, add capacity, and make the site more resilient to climate change. The site is anticipated to re-open in 2025.

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