I remember finding myself as a boy on my first walk at a college campus. The former NYU Bronx satellite of New York University made for some memorable vistas. The famed Irish green Connemara marble entrance invited so many for so long to the impressive library, although at the time I knew nothing of its long standing recognition, except for how penetratingly visual it all seemed.
Nor was I yet aware of the genius of its prestigious architect -Stanford White - some of whose biography and escapades with Evelyn Nesbit, the vivacious vixen of her day memorialized in the red velvet swing, became fodder for much of E.L. Doctorow's near classic and delightful memoir and engrossing film of the same name: Ragtime.
Further along in the walk, there is the panoramic vista and curved memorial promenade highlighted by multiple busts of historic local figures forming what is referred to as the Walk of Fame. All in all, it's one of those places not necessarily compelling enough to most for a separate planned trip, but if one, in or near the area, makes the effort to hop off the Woodlawn 4 train or Major Deegan Parkway ( NYC extension of NY State thruway), it's an easy enough engagement, For others I know who've done it, it's normally also cited as well worth the effort.
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