About The Park
Stryker Park the working name for our proposed linear park on the north side of W. 97th St. between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues.
We don’t know much about James Stryker - he apparently owned the land in the area above 96th Street from Columbus Ave. to the river. Check out this cool map we found from 1864. The inlet by the Hudson river was actually called Stryker’s Bay.
Anyway, it’s our name for our park for now. If there are any history buffs out there, maybe you can tell us more about our boy!