I seem to recall that one time I was at Riverbank Park in Manhattan, probably around 143rd Street. Looking East toward what I think would be Riverside Drive, I recall a magnificent building facing the Hudson … it almost looked as if it used to be a grand hotel or something. Any idea?
— Posted by Posted by Yippee1999You may be referring to “The Castle” on Riverside Drive between 140th and 141st Streets. Designed by John W. Kearney and completed in 1913, the building housed an all-girls Catholic School called St. Walburga’s Academy of the Holy Child Jesus until 1998 when the Fortune Society bought it for $1.2 million. It now serves as a halfway house for the city’s formerly incarcerated.