Tuesday, October 11, 2016
REMEMBER: WIDOWS WALK ON RIVERSIDE CIRCA 1937
MCNY of Number 857 Riverside Drive shows a tiny semi-detach house with a widow's walk attached to the roof. This cupola built on top of homes in the 1800s provided a view of the nearby waterway and the myth is that the wives of mariners would woefully wait for the return of their loved ones by peering through the windows up top. We were able to get a good look at the home as it stands currently which was quite a surprising discovery.