6. Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Park
The Soldiers and Sailor’s Monument in Riverside Park was originally conceived to be located in Grand Army Plaza at 59th Street and 5th Avenue, on the south side of Central Park. The current site in Riverside Park was finalized in 1899 and the structure was dedicated in 1902. The monument is a New York City landmark, but is only open on certain occasions. Open House New York weekend is one of the primary opportunities to see the inside.
The Riverside Park Conservancy granted interior access to the New York Times last year, in an effort to raise awareness about the $500,000 needed for a structural study on the memorial’s interior.