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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Heaven on the Hudson By Stephanie Azzarone


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Love New York?

Whether you live here, work here or are just visiting, there is so much to discover, often in the lesser known parts of town. Stephanie Azzarone’s first book, Heaven on the Hudson: Mansions, Monuments, and Marvels of Riverside Park, is the colorful tale of a singular New York City neighborhood and the personalities who make it special.

To outsiders or East Siders, Riverside Park and Riverside Drive may not have the star status of Central Park or Fifth Avenue. But at the city’s westernmost edge, there is a quiet and beauty like nowhere else in all of New York. There are miles of mansions and monuments, acres of flora, and fauna ranging from Peregrine falcons to goats. It’s where the Gershwins and Babe Ruth once lived, William Randolph Hearst ensconced his paramour, and Amy Schumer owns a penthouse. Told in the uniquely personal voice of a long-time resident, Heaven on the Hudson is the only New York City book that features the history, architecture, and people of this often overlooked neighborhood, from the 18th century through the present day. 

I received a complimentary copy.

Everything from the brilliant and beautifully selected photos to the well written information makes this book a great read. Plus if you are more familiar with the area it is even more enjoyable.

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