I finally made my film pilgrimage to Riverside Drive and W 105th to see the hil Madonna ran up (barefoot!) in the film Who's That Girl?. And I was lucky enough to meet some local residents who remembered the filming, so had stories to tell.
The architecture here is a feast for the eyes, I almost got a sore neck from constantly looking up. The Marion Davies mansion, which featured in the novel The Blue Butterfly, still stands. And water towers aplenty, one of my favorite parts of NYC architecture.
There are eateries, art centers, and stores, of course, but that's another topic for a different review. Suffice it to say, I really had a wonderful and interesting morning's walk in the neighborhood.