Julia Marlowe, one of the first owners of 335 Riverside Drive, captured the public’s attention as a leading actress and Shakespeare interpreter. E.H. Sothern was her acting partner and husband. The sing-song declamation evokes another era of acting.
Every structure has a story, an external one and an internal one. The external story is the history of the building — who built it, when and why. The internal story traces the lives of the people who lived in the building. “The Man with the Sawed-Off Leg and Other Tales of a New York City Block” is about both, but mostly the people — an eclectic, fascinating and occasionally just ordinary bunch who lived in the buildings at 330-337 Riverside Drive over the past century. Continue reading “About this book”