Edges of the City

Fort Tryon Park


  • John D. Rockefeller acquires the land which becomes Fort Tryon Park


  • Rockefeller hires Olmstead brothers to design park


  • Construction complete


  • Budget cuts drastically reduce parks funds and ability to upkeep


  • Greenacre Foundation approaches NYC Parks with funds and plan to renovate Park. Project spear headed by Parks Commisioner Henry Stern and Parks Administrator Jane Schachat


  • Manhattan Parks commissioner Adrian Benepe, Joseph Pierson and Edie Kean form what is now Fort Tryon Trust



  1. How were these pipes discovered? That’s fascinating that there wasn’t a record of them there before? Did those funding cuts affect other parks in the 70s, or just this one?

    Comment by Shana Agid — July 6, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

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