Riverside Park New Deal Sites - Photo #4 - 72nd-78th Street

It is fitting that at the entrance to Riverside Park's south end at 72nd Street and Riverside Drive stands a statue of Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and one of the great humanitarians of all time. The sculptor was Penelope Jencks and the statue was dedicated October 5, 1996. In it, and in Riverside Park itself, the New Deal lives on.


  1. Riverside Park Virtual Tour: Eleanor Roosevelt Monument, NYC Parks website.
  2. Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt at the website of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.