Manhattan’s North Coast-The George McAneny Edition

Janes Walk

Led By Gail Addiss and Edie Ricks AND Edie Ricks, architect

Meet George McAneny, an early 20th century planner and civic leader who both preserved and built this area that Olmsted described as, “1800 acres of very rugged and beautiful ground.” Starting at the 12-mile post at Broadway and historic Isham Park we’ll walk north to Spuyten Duyvil, passing a marble arch from a former estate, see a new waterfront park and in Inwood Park large glacial stones used by Native Americans centuries ago.

Sunday, May 5
11:00 AM
1-2 hours
In Person

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Art & Architecture, Environment, History & Culture
Accessibility: Family-friendly, Wheelchair-friendly, Pet-friendly
a field in Isham Park in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan, New York.
A field in Isham Park in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Beyond My Ken. Modifications: photo cropped and made black and white.
Meeting Location

Northwest corner of Isham Street and Broadway at the entrance to Isham Park. It is the last stop (207th St) of the A train. Get off at the middle of the train, not the back. It is the 215th Street stop on the #1 train-walk west to Broadway. The Bx 7 bus stops at Isham Street. It is just north of Good Shepard Church.


A train, 207th St stop, #1 215th Street stop, Bx7 Isham Street

Closest Parking

On the street-good luck!

Finding your walk leader

We'll have a sign

Ending Location

The same place, Broadway and Isham Street.

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