Description

Located on a bluff along the Hudson in the Spuyten Duyvil section of the Bronx, this 9-acre park contains New York City’s only statue of Henry Hudson—a 17-foot-tall bronze-clad figure—surveying the river, the Palisades, northern Manhattan and the Bronx from atop a 100-foot Doric column rising up among the apartment buildings of Riverdale. The statue was originally planned, along with the nearby Henry Hudson Bridge, for the 1909 celebration of the 300th anniversary of Hudson’s voyage and the 100th of Robert Fulton’s steamboat, but lack of funds delayed construction of statue and bridge until the 1930s.