The Uptown Acropolis

by Don Friedman on January 6, 2017

Audubon Terrace, photo credit to NewYorkDolls:

There is, by an accident of history and over-optimistic planning, a miniature acropolis at Broadway and 155th Street, called Audubon Terrace. Had New York developed as London did – a wide-spread low-rise city of roughly uniform density – Audubon Terrace might have become the true cultural center it was meant to be. As things are, it’s an interesting oddity a long subway ride from the action downtown.

We’ve been working on preserving the facade of one of the buildings are were happy to see this write-up from the Landmarks Conservancy. Setting aside our pride for a moment, the grant will help the Academy preserve its landmark home.




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