How Audubon Park Disrupted Manhattan’s Grid

Janes Walk

Led By Matthew Spady, Audubon Park Alliance, Audubon Park Alliance

The distinctive footprint that disrupts Manhattan’s grid west of Broadway between 155th and 158th Streets — Audubon Park — did not come about by accident or from the demands of local topography, but rather from careful planning by well-connected property owners. Come along on a leisurely walk through Audubon Park’s architecture gems and learn about the families who guided the area’s rapid evolution from suburb to city at the turn of the 20th century.

Saturday, May 4
1:00 PM
2-3 hours
In Person

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Accessibility: Family-friendly, Pet-friendly
exterior of the Sutherland Building at 611 West 158th Street
The Sutherland 611 West 158th Street top. Wikimedia Commons, Beyond My Ken. Modifications: photo cropped.
Meeting Location

Audubon Monument in Trinity Cemetery, 155th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue


#1 Subway to 157th Street / M4 Bus to Broadway and 155th Street

Closest Parking

VERY limited parking in the neighborhood

Finding your walk leader

I'll be standing in front of the Audubon Monument

Ending Location

Riverside Drive and 158th Street

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