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George and Ira Gershwin

 
 
George and Ira Gershwin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
1. George and Ira Gershwin Marker
Inscription.
George Gershwin
1898 - 1937
Ira Gershwin
1896 - 1983

The composer, and the lyricist, lived here between 1929–33, the years they wrote Broadway show Girl Crazy and, their political satires, Of Thee I Sing, and Let 'Em Eat Cake.
 
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
 
Location. 40° 46.946′ N, 73° 59.063′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of West 75th Street and Riverside Drive, on the right when traveling west on West 75th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 Riverside Drive, New York NY 10023, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hamilton Fountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tecumseh Playground (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eleanor Roosevelt (approx. half a mile away); Sergei Vassilevich Rachmaninoff (approx. half a mile away); Where Poe Wrote “The Raven” (approx. half a mile away); Where Poe wrote The Raven (approx.
George and Ira Gershwin Marker - Wide View (W. 75th St. Entrance of 33 Riverside Dr. Building) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
2. George and Ira Gershwin Marker - Wide View (W. 75th St. Entrance of 33 Riverside Dr. Building)
The marker is visible here to the right of the entrance.
half a mile away); George Herman "Babe" Ruth (approx. 0.7 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New York City.
 
More about this marker. The building the Gershwins lived in has a Riverside Drive Street address, but the building entrance and marker are found on W. 75th St.
 
Also see . . .  The Gershwin Brothers: Ira and George. American Composers. Part 5. Composer Marvin Hamlisch discusses the lives and music of George and Ira Gershwin. (Submitted on October 7, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on October 7, 2016.
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