Friday, April 10, 2009

Upper West Side, Riverside Drive at 106th Street

Mary Sargent © 2009 ………click to enlarge

As promised last night, here is the "magnificent" River Mansion. River Mansion does not seem to be recognized on the web, nor does the John Mace Music School, which was in residence when the Commission Report was written. I did find a great NY Times story about this whole block of houses, the high point of which is a man having one leg removed in an attempt to save his life and then when that didn't work, having the second one sawed off so his body would fit in a trunk. Shady characters, all of them.

Also see the photograph looking down on the entire block.

Please note that this building fronts on 106th Street; we are looking at the side. Perhaps another time we can see the front.

See map.

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