Park Memory: Nereida Delgado & Frederick McKinnon/2010s

“Fort Tryon Park has been an important part of my life for the many years that I lived at 100 Overlook Terrace. But it became even more important when I was able to share its beauty (and other activities) with a woman I loved. The attached photo and description of its significance pertains to my dedicating a bench. Dedicating the very first bench on the southeast corner of the Cloisters Lawn was a 2016 Christmas present for Nereida Delgado, my loving partner. Nereida, who had been fighting pancreatic cancer for the past seven years, and I often enjoyed the pleasures of the park and we continued to do so until the love of my life passed away 10 months later.”
The Kissing Bench
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.”  -Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Nereida & Freddy were here.