Ep 15 – Bethesda Terrace – A Moorish Paradise in Central Park

In the City Between podcast explore the unexpected corners of New York City history. In this episode we go in search of traces of the Moorish palace, the Alhambra, in NYC’s Central Park. We are on the trail of the iconic American writer Washington Irving who lived in the Alhambra in the 1820s and who would inspire generations of Americans to attempt to recreate that Moorish paradise right here in New York. We uncover the inspiration behind Calvert Vaux’s and Jacob Wrey Mould’s Bethesda Terrace and Fountain in Central Park. Join us! As always our amazing music was composed by Dylan Thurston – find out more about his music at http://www.dylanthurston.com.


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Here is the Google Map location of Bethesda Terrace: https://goo.gl/maps/c3AjVPG3PwjgC6t3A

Here is a photo of the Bethesda Terrace, with the step to the underground arcade:



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