Staring pensively across Riverside Drive at the children playing in the park is the statue of Shinran Shonin, a 13th century Buddhist reformer. In another life, the statue stood in Hiroshima and witnessed the devastation caused by the bomb. His New York home is between two Riverside Drive buildings right next to the New York Buddhist Center.
331-332 Riverside Drive
Nearest Transit: 103rd St (Lines: 1)
Shinran Shonin and Nearby Attractions on Map
Metropolitan Museum of Art(2.6 km)
Pay what you wish; includes same-day admission to the Cloisters Museum & Gardens in Upper Manhattan (suggested admission $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students, children under 12 free).
Neue Galerie New York(2.5 km)
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum(2.2 km)
A branch of the Smithsonian Institution, the Cooper-Hewitt is devoted to historic and contemporary design, with changing exhibits.
Guggenheim Museum(2.3 km)
Probably the most famous of the Guggenheim foundations (others found in Bilbao, Venice, Berlin and Las Vegas), which hold avant-garde modern art by artists such as Kandinsky and Mondrian, the New York branch is housed in a unique and famous Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building rendered in a rounded, organic form and completed in 1959.
The Jewish Museum(2.2 km)
The Jewish Museum tells the story of the long history of the Jewish community in London through artifacts, paintings and photographs.
A beautiful early 20th-century high-rise luxury apartment building, taking up the entire square block between 78th and 79th Sts.
Apollo Theater(1.9 km)
The Apollo Theater is in a landmark neo-classical building in Manhattan, showing solo performances, major contemporary plays like 'Ragtime' and 'The Vagina Monologues', and the popular improvised musicals.
Central Park(2.2 km)
A sprawling open space in Upper Manhattan, Central Park is divided into four quadrants.
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