Meet the Author

Stephanie Azzarone is a native New Yorker who has lived across from Riverside Park most of her life. She has spent many joyous hours learning about the city’s history and architecture, and even more wandering around Riverside Park and up and down Riverside Drive. A former journalist (freelancer for The New York Times and New York magazine, among others), she also ran an award-winning Manhattan public relations agency. Currently, she is studying for her tour guide certification with the goal of sharing her knowledge of Upper West Side life along the Hudson River with natives and tourists alike. A graduate of New York University, Stephanie has a degree in Journalism.