by Gus Saltonstall, May 31

“It’s one of the City’s most beautiful landmarks—and in desperate need of renovation,” Council Member Gale Brewer wrote Tuesday. “Our veterans, our residents, and the City deserve better. Let us show respect for the soldiers and sailors it honors, and for all of us who enjoy Riverside Park.”

This comment appears on a petition published Tuesday calling on the city to “Save our Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument.”

Brewer estimates the cost of repairing the Civil War monument at West 89th Street and Riverside Drive could be has high as $54 million.

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