Featured Fountain Double Feature!

Since we missed last week’s Featured Drinking Fountain, it’s only fitting that this week’s fountain features not one, but two sources for NYC’s famous drinking water!  One for the human-types, and one for the canine-types:

Yes, given its proximity to Dog Run 87 in Riverside Park at 87th Street, this fountain features an integrated water dish that’s for the dogs!

This week’s featured water fountain exemplifies the new standard style commonly found in NYC parks, and reminds us of another NYC icon, the Checker Cab.  Yes, this fountain is of classic design, but tough as nails!  Just note it’s sturdy construction, including brass horns to protect the spout from bat-wielding baddies!

Water pressure on this drinking fountain is excellent, both for the humans:

and the hounds:

Friday Featuted Fountain

We continue our Spring salute to the Greenway’s drinking fountains with this week’s Featured Fountain:


This fountain, located near the 83rd Street underpass into Riverside Park is of classic proportions and appears to be very old.  We believe it to be among the oldest in the park, and would love to know more about its history.


Water pressure is decent, and the water itself is cool and refreshing.

Featured Fountain

This week’s featured drinking fountain is located at 116th Street and Riverside Drive, at the entrance to Riverside Park.


This monumental fountain was dedicated in 1910 by the Women’s Health Protective Association, in commemoration of the organization’s twenty-fifth anniversary.  For over one hundred years, this water fountain has bubbled up New York City’s world-renowned drinking water for the surrounding community.