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Bronx: This chateauesque rectory in the South Bronx neighborhood of Melrose is an important landmark for us as it marks our first post in the Borough! The Gothic arch windows, steep pyramidal roof with intersecting cross gables and prominent chimney are all great touches on this regal Victorian.
Bronx: This chateauesque rectory in the South Bronx neighborhood of Melrose is an important landmark for us as it marks our first post in the Borough! The Gothic arch windows, steep pyramidal roof with intersecting cross gables and prominent chimney are all great touches on this regal Victorian.
#TBT skating on Van Cortlandt Park lake in 1894! #IceSkating #VanCortlandtPark #BronxHistory #NewYorkHistory #WinterSports
Our very own programs director Angel Hernandez stops at the Lorelei Fountain on E.161st Street with folks from the Israeli Consulate. #bronxhistory #TheBronxCountyHistoricalSociety #thebronxdoesitbetter #thebronx @bxangel78
Last night we ran over to #cookiesdeptstore which back in the day used to be #TheBronxTheatre (see pics 4-9). The theatre was opened in 1909 by Percy Williams located at Third Ave & 150th St. in the Bronx. It was said that the Bronx Theatre was modeled after the #ParisOperaHouse.
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The lobby was finished with marble walls, elaborately tiled floors & a paneled ceiling with frescos of figures of literature, poetry, art & music.
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According to a newspaper at the time it opened stated that there was a complete view of the stage from any seat in the theatre. The aisles were described as much broader & more accomodating.
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The theatre was sold to the #RKO circuit in 1912. In 1915 it was known as the Miner’s in the Bronx and later when it was closed in 1947 it was known as the #CentralTheatre.
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#bronxhistory #didyouknow #historyontherun #learnedontherun #seenontherun #bronxsole #itgoesdowninthebx #bxs #bronxfit #not62 #runthruhistory #bxallday #bxstandup #lovingthebronx #learningthebx #learningthebronx #knowyourhood #bronxlife #howwebronx #keepinitbronx #keepinithealthy #ahealthybronx #bronxstrong #bronxites #werunthebronx
Last night we ran over to #cookiesdeptstore  which back in the day used to be #TheBronxTheatre  (see pics 4-9). The theatre was opened in 1909 by Percy Williams located at Third Ave & 150th St. in the Bronx. It was said that the Bronx Theatre was modeled after the #ParisOperaHouse . 🎭 The lobby was finished with marble walls, elaborately tiled floors & a paneled ceiling with frescos of figures of literature, poetry, art & music. 🎭 According to a newspaper at the time it opened stated that there was a complete view of the stage from any seat in the theatre. The aisles were described as much broader & more accomodating. 🎭 The theatre was sold to the #RKO  circuit in 1912. In 1915 it was known as the Miner’s in the Bronx and later when it was closed in 1947 it was known as the #CentralTheatre . 🎭 #bronxhistory  #didyouknow  #historyontherun  #learnedontherun  #seenontherun  #bronxsole  #itgoesdowninthebx  #bxs  #bronxfit  #not62  #runthruhistory  #bxallday  #bxstandup  #lovingthebronx  #learningthebx  #learningthebronx  #knowyourhood  #bronxlife  #howwebronx  #keepinitbronx  #keepinithealthy  #ahealthybronx  #bronxstrong  #bronxites  #werunthebronx 
After my great-grandparents Samuel and Regina Grünberg fled Stendal, Germany (see the last 2 posts) they came to New York City. Here they are standing in front of their toy store that they opened in the Bronx. #familyhistory #immigranthistory #holocausthistory #bronxhistory #historicalphotography #thegrunbergs #oldenewyork #sepiatoned #oldmanpants #entrepreneurs #handpaintedsigns
This is from 1908, we’ve been here a long time.
Anyone know or recognize this bridge, old Croton Aqueduct or Bronx River? #bronxhistoricalsociety #bronxfamilyhistory #bronxhistory #bronxriver#everydaybronx
Another great #bronxsole run 🏃🏽‍♀️ with my girl @angelich29 #bronxrunning #not62 #bronxhistory #FranzSigelPark #goodfriend #nikeplus #nikerun #getouttorun #nike @bronxsole @nikerunning @nikenyc
Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge Chapter, NSDAR at Apple Bank in the Bronx, an afternoon viewing the Jonas Bronck mural in the lobby. 🇺🇸🗽
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Today I headed to the Bronck's (Bronx) to visit a few historical sites (all this after a DAR meeting). 😉 Join me by clicking the link in the description or by visiting www.lindseyloveshistory.com! 🗽🇺🇸 •
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Today I headed to the Bronck's (Bronx) to visit a few historical sites (all this after a DAR meeting). 😉 Join me by clicking the link in the description or by visiting www.lindseyloveshistory.com! 🗽🇺🇸 • • • #DAR  #NSDAR  #lindseyloveshistory  #lindseymullholand  #todaysdar  #bronx  #stannsepiscopalchurch  #stpetersepiscopalchurch  #huntspointslaveburialground  #huntingtonfreelibrary  #USA  #nyc  #bronx  #nychistory  #bronxhistory  #ushistory  #AmericanRevolution  #Westchester  #newamsterdam  #newnetherland  #jonasbronck  #jonasbronk 
One of my photos from @theparkchesterproject this is one 
of the famous sculptures iconic to the #parkchester area of the #bronx.

The man in the rain is perfect for today's weather in #nyc #☔️ #history
" the name "Parkchester" itself was derived from the two neighborhoods on each side of the site of the housing development — Park Versailles and Westchester Heights.

MetLife displayed an intricate scale model of the proposed development at the 1939 New York World's Fair. The model showed all of the buildings and facilities, and was accurate down to inclusion of each of the 66,000 windows in the complex. The 51 groups of buildings were planned to house 12,000 families.

The Parkchester residential development was originally designed and operated as a self-contained rental community for middle-class families new to home ownership. To that end, there is an abundance of worker- and family-oriented resources, including access to transportation, nearby schools and churches, retail shopping space, and proximity to a major medical center." #bronxhistory #thebx #bx
One of my photos from @theparkchesterproject this is one of the famous sculptures iconic to the #parkchester  area of the #bronx . The man in the rain is perfect for today's weather in #nyc  #☔️ #history  " the name "Parkchester" itself was derived from the two neighborhoods on each side of the site of the housing development — Park Versailles and Westchester Heights. MetLife displayed an intricate scale model of the proposed development at the 1939 New York World's Fair. The model showed all of the buildings and facilities, and was accurate down to inclusion of each of the 66,000 windows in the complex. The 51 groups of buildings were planned to house 12,000 families. The Parkchester residential development was originally designed and operated as a self-contained rental community for middle-class families new to home ownership. To that end, there is an abundance of worker- and family-oriented resources, including access to transportation, nearby schools and churches, retail shopping space, and proximity to a major medical center." #bronxhistory  #thebx  #bx 
#ShermanAve -
This was Indian territory, which became a Dutch possession, eventually to be a part of #GeneralStaatsMorris’ racecourse of the 18th century. As part of the (1870) #FleetwoodRaceTrack, the track was underneath Sherman Ave. from East 165th to East 166th Streets. The clubhouse & grandstand were at this avenue & East 166th St. until it closed in 1898.
When avenues were cut through, this street was named in honor of #WilliamTecumsehSherman (1820-1891) of #CivilWar fame. Sherman served under General #UlyssesSGrant in 1862 and 1863. When Grant assumed the U.S. presidency in 1869, Sherman succeeded him as Commanding General of the Army, in which capacity he served from 1869 until 1883. His most famous victory was probably the capture of Atlanta, Georgia #marchtothesea 
#bronxhistory #didyouknow #historyontherun #learnedontherun #seenontherun #bronxsole #itgoesdowninthebx #bxs #bronxfit #not62
#ShermanAve  - This was Indian territory, which became a Dutch possession, eventually to be a part of #GeneralStaatsMorris ’ racecourse of the 18th century. As part of the (1870) #FleetwoodRaceTrack , the track was underneath Sherman Ave. from East 165th to East 166th Streets. The clubhouse & grandstand were at this avenue & East 166th St. until it closed in 1898. When avenues were cut through, this street was named in honor of #WilliamTecumsehSherman  (1820-1891) of #CivilWar  fame. Sherman served under General #UlyssesSGrant  in 1862 and 1863. When Grant assumed the U.S. presidency in 1869, Sherman succeeded him as Commanding General of the Army, in which capacity he served from 1869 until 1883. His most famous victory was probably the capture of Atlanta, Georgia #marchtothesea  #bronxhistory  #didyouknow  #historyontherun  #learnedontherun  #seenontherun  #bronxsole  #itgoesdowninthebx  #bxs  #bronxfit  #not62 
Learned a lot (as usual) @museumofcityny today. One big disappointment was their #NYonIce exhibit. My grandma used to tell me how she would ice skate @vancortlandtpark when she was younger. I haven't been able to find much info on it myself, but I figured a museum curator would have better luck than I. Seemingly not the case. Most rinks mentioned were Manhattan or Brooklyn based, with passing mention of the other boroughs. It would be nice if the #bronx got a little more mainstream attention outside of things related to the "burning" era. Hopefully that will change. #NYAtItsCore #bronxhistory #everydaybronx
Learned a lot (as usual) @museumofcityny today. One big disappointment was their #NYonIce  exhibit. My grandma used to tell me how she would ice skate @vancortlandtpark when she was younger. I haven't been able to find much info on it myself, but I figured a museum curator would have better luck than I. Seemingly not the case. Most rinks mentioned were Manhattan or Brooklyn based, with passing mention of the other boroughs. It would be nice if the #bronx  got a little more mainstream attention outside of things related to the "burning" era. Hopefully that will change. #NYAtItsCore  #bronxhistory  #everydaybronx 
Check out this abandoned railroad cut along today's 231st Street and showing the Church Street or Kingsbridge Avenue overpass! #TBT #Kingsbridge #BronxHistory
Check out this abandoned railroad cut along today's 231st Street and showing the Church Street or Kingsbridge Avenue overpass! #TBT  #Kingsbridge  #BronxHistory 
Details of a mosaic inside the main entrance to the Bronx Center for Science and Math, on Fulton Avenue between 169 and 170 Street. When the building opened in 1954 it was an annex to old P.S. 2 on Third Avenue.  Even so, it was so overcrowded, with almost entirely students of color, that there were two sessions of three and a half hours a day.  I attended kindergarten and grades 1 and 2 here #whyilovethebronx #thebronxisbeautiful #everydaybronx #bronxnarratives #bronxhistory #oldbronx #bronxneighborhoods #newyorkhistory #oldnewyorkcity #thisisthebronx #thebronxanditspeople #morrisania #bronxlife #bronxculture #bronxvisions
Details of a mosaic inside the main entrance to the Bronx Center for Science and Math, on Fulton Avenue between 169 and 170 Street. When the building opened in 1954 it was an annex to old P.S. 2 on Third Avenue. Even so, it was so overcrowded, with almost entirely students of color, that there were two sessions of three and a half hours a day. I attended kindergarten and grades 1 and 2 here #whyilovethebronx  #thebronxisbeautiful  #everydaybronx  #bronxnarratives  #bronxhistory  #oldbronx  #bronxneighborhoods  #newyorkhistory  #oldnewyorkcity  #thisisthebronx  #thebronxanditspeople  #morrisania  #bronxlife  #bronxculture  #bronxvisions 
Group #BronxSole Photos from yesterday’s run! Good evening ran🏃🏽‍♀️ with the team👍🏽#historical areas in the #Bronx #mountedenmall  #SheridanAvenue #history...Very educational📖 had a wonderful time! #communityrunner met @ #FranzSigelPark #Ran along the #grandconcourse #grouprun
#eveningrun #bronxrunning #not62 #comerunwithus #bronxhistory #getouttorun @bronxsole
Tuesday we ran to this series of traffic islands on Mount Eden Parkway. They honor #RachelEden, who purchased the sloping eastern part of #AndersonFarm in 1820. Sections of Mount Eden Parkway were once known as Wolf Street, Jane Street, and Walnut Street.
As is the case with many parklands in New York City, the #MountEdenMalls were not always known by their current name. A World War II (1939-1945) veteran became the namesake of this parkland with the passage of a 1980 local law, calling the malls #ChetHendersonSquare. Henderson was active in improving the Grand Concourse Malls and other parts of the Bronx. He founded and directed Operation Pride-Echo Park, and he started self-help programs for park-maintenance and worked with young community members. It got its current name in 1987.
“Malls” were first built in Italy and France, but soon spread to England. In their early form, malls served as playing fields for a game called #pallmall. The object of the game was to use a mallet to hit a wooden ball through an iron ring located at the other end of the green (see pics 5&6). The playing fields were long, narrow strips of grass, set off between streets and similar to bowling greens. Fences around the malls protected passersby from stray balls.
Parks received this land from the City on June 17, 1926. The malls run along #MountEdenParkway from Walton to Weeks Avenues, adjacent to Lebanon and Mount Eden Hospitals.
Tuesday we ran to this series of traffic islands on Mount Eden Parkway. They honor #RachelEden , who purchased the sloping eastern part of #AndersonFarm  in 1820. Sections of Mount Eden Parkway were once known as Wolf Street, Jane Street, and Walnut Street. As is the case with many parklands in New York City, the #MountEdenMalls  were not always known by their current name. A World War II (1939-1945) veteran became the namesake of this parkland with the passage of a 1980 local law, calling the malls #ChetHendersonSquare . Henderson was active in improving the Grand Concourse Malls and other parts of the Bronx. He founded and directed Operation Pride-Echo Park, and he started self-help programs for park-maintenance and worked with young community members. It got its current name in 1987. “Malls” were first built in Italy and France, but soon spread to England. In their early form, malls served as playing fields for a game called #pallmall . The object of the game was to use a mallet to hit a wooden ball through an iron ring located at the other end of the green (see pics 5&6). The playing fields were long, narrow strips of grass, set off between streets and similar to bowling greens. Fences around the malls protected passersby from stray balls. Parks received this land from the City on June 17, 1926. The malls run along #MountEdenParkway  from Walton to Weeks Avenues, adjacent to Lebanon and Mount Eden Hospitals.
"An interesting map showing the land grants and patents across The Bronx, given when it was still part of New Netherland. The borough's name comes from Jonas Bronck, who purchased 500 acres of farmland in 1639. His house, which he named Emmaus, stood near 132nd St and Lincoln Ave. It overlooked the river he often frequented, known to the natives as Aquehung, 'mouth of the great river.' Soon, it was called Bronck's River, which became the #BronxRiver, and the entire area came to be called The Bronx. To the north was a tract that the natives called Keskeskeck, 'short, sharp sedge grass,' which the Dutch West India Company bought in 1639. Above this was Colen Donck, a patent belonging to Adriaen van der Donck, New Amsterdam's first lawyer and a Jonkheer ('young squire'), namesake of nearby #Yonkers; his house stood just south of the Van Cortlandt Mansion. To the east was Vriedelandt, the 'land of peace,' settled by a group of 35 families, mostly from New England, in 1642; many of them, including #AnneHutchinson and John Throckmorton (the namesake of #ThroggsNeck) were killed by the Siwanoy natives in 1643 in retaliation for Kieft's War. Oostdorp,' 'East Town,' was the easternmost Dutch town, but the encroaching English also lay claim to it. As it was the westernmost English settlement, it was dubbed #Westchester. Thomas Pell, who had a large grant to the north, also claimed ownership of Vriedelandt and Oostdorp (the natives often sold the same land numerous times, leading to ownership disputes). Pell named his land #Pelham after Pelham Burton, his tutor back in England. Cornell's Neck, known to the natives as Snakapins, 'land by the two waters,' was purchased by Thomas Cornell, a founder of nearby Oostdorp, in 1646. The land was later named after Isaac Classon, becoming #ClasonPoint. The #WestFarms, so named because they were west of Oostdorp, was comprised of 12 large farms. The whole tract west of the Bronx River was annexed by the City of New York in 1874, becoming the first part of the city outside of Manhattan. In 1895, the eastern section was annexed." IMAGE: @discovering_nyc
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#regram #thebronx #bronx #fromthebronx #thebronxdoesitbetter #BronxHistory
"An interesting map showing the land grants and patents across The Bronx, given when it was still part of New Netherland. The borough's name comes from Jonas Bronck, who purchased 500 acres of farmland in 1639. His house, which he named Emmaus, stood near 132nd St and Lincoln Ave. It overlooked the river he often frequented, known to the natives as Aquehung, 'mouth of the great river.' Soon, it was called Bronck's River, which became the #BronxRiver , and the entire area came to be called The Bronx. To the north was a tract that the natives called Keskeskeck, 'short, sharp sedge grass,' which the Dutch West India Company bought in 1639. Above this was Colen Donck, a patent belonging to Adriaen van der Donck, New Amsterdam's first lawyer and a Jonkheer ('young squire'), namesake of nearby #Yonkers ; his house stood just south of the Van Cortlandt Mansion. To the east was Vriedelandt, the 'land of peace,' settled by a group of 35 families, mostly from New England, in 1642; many of them, including #AnneHutchinson  and John Throckmorton (the namesake of #ThroggsNeck ) were killed by the Siwanoy natives in 1643 in retaliation for Kieft's War. Oostdorp,' 'East Town,' was the easternmost Dutch town, but the encroaching English also lay claim to it. As it was the westernmost English settlement, it was dubbed #Westchester . Thomas Pell, who had a large grant to the north, also claimed ownership of Vriedelandt and Oostdorp (the natives often sold the same land numerous times, leading to ownership disputes). Pell named his land #Pelham  after Pelham Burton, his tutor back in England. Cornell's Neck, known to the natives as Snakapins, 'land by the two waters,' was purchased by Thomas Cornell, a founder of nearby Oostdorp, in 1646. The land was later named after Isaac Classon, becoming #ClasonPoint . The #WestFarms , so named because they were west of Oostdorp, was comprised of 12 large farms. The whole tract west of the Bronx River was annexed by the City of New York in 1874, becoming the first part of the city outside of Manhattan. In 1895, the eastern section was annexed." IMAGE: @discovering_nyc . . . #regram  #thebronx  #bronx  #fromthebronx  #thebronxdoesitbetter  #BronxHistory 
We ran down to this dope mural by our friend @madebyericmichael along with @lanny.markasky & @sethmathurin.
3.19 miles for the runners & 2.66 for the run/walkers. It was too cold for history stops so we just kept it simple.
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#bronxhistory #didyouknow #historyontherun #learnedontherun #seenontherun #bronxsole #itgoesdowninthebx #bxs #bronxfit #not62
#runthruhistory #bxallday #bxstandup #lovingthebronx #learningthebx #learningthebronx #knowyourhood #bronxlife #howwebronx #keepinitbronx #keepinithealthy #ahealthybronx #bronxfamily
#bronxstrong #bronxites #werunthebronx #werunbx #runthebx #thebronx
We ran down to this dope mural by our friend @madebyericmichael along with @lanny.markasky & @sethmathurin. 3.19 miles for the runners & 2.66 for the run/walkers. It was too cold for history stops so we just kept it simple. 🌬🌬🌬 #bronxhistory  #didyouknow  #historyontherun  #learnedontherun  #seenontherun  #bronxsole  #itgoesdowninthebx  #bxs  #bronxfit  #not62  #runthruhistory  #bxallday  #bxstandup  #lovingthebronx  #learningthebx  #learningthebronx  #knowyourhood  #bronxlife  #howwebronx  #keepinitbronx  #keepinithealthy  #ahealthybronx  #bronxfamily  #bronxstrong  #bronxites  #werunthebronx  #werunbx  #runthebx  #thebronx 
First run of ‘18 and it was brrrrrrick but when you’re #bronxstrong you #cantstopwontstop!!!
2 missed the pic but not the run🙌🏾
So what are your fitness goals for 2018? Do you want to be more active with a positive support system surrounding you? If so, you’ve found it. It’s us and we meet here at Franz Sigel Park every Tuesday evening at 6:15pm. We depart at 6:30pm. There are no expectations other than you won’t quit. We have 2 groups; running & run/walk. JOIN US!! Your body will thank you later🙂
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#bronxhistory #didyouknow #historyontherun #learnedontherun #seenontherun #bronxsole #itgoesdowninthebx #bxs #bronxfit #not62
#runthruhistory #bxallday #bxstandup #lovingthebronx #learningthebx #learningthebronx #knowyourhood #bronxlife #howwebronx #keepinitbronx #keepinithealthy #ahealthybronx
#bronxites #werunthebronx #werunbx #runthebx #thebronx #winterwarz
First run of ‘18 and it was brrrrrrick but when you’re #bronxstrong  you #cantstopwontstop !!! 2 missed the pic but not the run🙌🏾 So what are your fitness goals for 2018? Do you want to be more active with a positive support system surrounding you? If so, you’ve found it. It’s us and we meet here at Franz Sigel Park every Tuesday evening at 6:15pm. We depart at 6:30pm. There are no expectations other than you won’t quit. We have 2 groups; running & run/walk. JOIN US!! Your body will thank you later🙂 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣8️⃣ #bronxhistory  #didyouknow  #historyontherun  #learnedontherun  #seenontherun  #bronxsole  #itgoesdowninthebx  #bxs  #bronxfit  #not62  #runthruhistory  #bxallday  #bxstandup  #lovingthebronx  #learningthebx  #learningthebronx  #knowyourhood  #bronxlife  #howwebronx  #keepinitbronx  #keepinithealthy  #ahealthybronx  #bronxites  #werunthebronx  #werunbx  #runthebx  #thebronx  #winterwarz 
The cradle of hip hop ¿Pero que te crees que esto es el bronx?🔫🔪💉 #newyork #thebronx #bronx #hiphop #bronxhistory #bronxhiphop
This is the #2017bestnine of the Bronx Senior Photo League. Thank you to all of our followers for their support. We are looking forward to making more great images in 2018. #bronxseniophotoleague #bspl #bronxphotographer #bronxartist #bronxseniors #mitchelseniorcenter #bronxhistory #bronxstrong
An interesting map showing the land grants and patents across the Bronx, given when it was still part of New Netherland. The borough's name comes from Jonas Bronck, who purchased 500 acres of farmland in 1639. His house, which he named Emmaus, stood near 132nd Street and Lincoln Avenue. It overlooked the river he often frequented, known to the natives as Aquehung, "mouth of the great river." Soon, it was called Bronck's River, which became the #BronxRiver, and the entire area came to be called the Bronx. To the north was a tract that the natives called Keskeskeck, "short, sharp sedge grass," which the Dutch West India Company bought in 1639. Above this was Colen Donck, a patent belonging to Adriaen van der Donck, New Amsterdam's first lawyer and a Jonkheer ("young squire"), namesake of nearby #Yonkers; his house stood just south of the Van Cortlandt Mansion. To the east was Vriedelandt, the "land of peace," settled by a group of thirty five families, mostly from New England, in 1642; many of them, including #AnneHutchinson and John Throckmorton (the namesake of #ThroggsNeck) were killed by the Siwanoy natives in 1643 in retaliation for Kieft's War. Oostdorp, "East Town," was the easternmost Dutch town, but the encroaching English also lay claim to it. As it was the westernmost English settlement, it was dubbed #Westchester. Thomas Pell, who had a large grant to the north, also claimed ownership of Vriedelandt and Oostdorp (the natives often sold the same land numerous times, leading to ownership disputes). Pell named his land #Pelham after Pelham Burton, his tutor back in England. Cornell's Neck, known to the natives as Snakapins, "land by the two waters," was purchased by Thomas Cornell, a founder of nearby Oostdorp, in 1646. The land was later named after Isaac Classon, becoming #ClasonPoint. The #WestFarms, so named because they were west of Oostdorp, was comprised of 12 large farms. The whole tract west of the Bronx River was annexed by the City of New York in 1874, becoming the first part of the city outside of Manhattan. In 1895, the eastern section was annexed #NYC #TheBronx #NewNetherland #map #history #BronxHistory #NYChistory #DiscoveringNYC
An interesting map showing the land grants and patents across the Bronx, given when it was still part of New Netherland. The borough's name comes from Jonas Bronck, who purchased 500 acres of farmland in 1639. His house, which he named Emmaus, stood near 132nd Street and Lincoln Avenue. It overlooked the river he often frequented, known to the natives as Aquehung, "mouth of the great river." Soon, it was called Bronck's River, which became the #BronxRiver , and the entire area came to be called the Bronx. To the north was a tract that the natives called Keskeskeck, "short, sharp sedge grass," which the Dutch West India Company bought in 1639. Above this was Colen Donck, a patent belonging to Adriaen van der Donck, New Amsterdam's first lawyer and a Jonkheer ("young squire"), namesake of nearby #Yonkers ; his house stood just south of the Van Cortlandt Mansion. To the east was Vriedelandt, the "land of peace," settled by a group of thirty five families, mostly from New England, in 1642; many of them, including #AnneHutchinson  and John Throckmorton (the namesake of #ThroggsNeck ) were killed by the Siwanoy natives in 1643 in retaliation for Kieft's War. Oostdorp, "East Town," was the easternmost Dutch town, but the encroaching English also lay claim to it. As it was the westernmost English settlement, it was dubbed #Westchester . Thomas Pell, who had a large grant to the north, also claimed ownership of Vriedelandt and Oostdorp (the natives often sold the same land numerous times, leading to ownership disputes). Pell named his land #Pelham  after Pelham Burton, his tutor back in England. Cornell's Neck, known to the natives as Snakapins, "land by the two waters," was purchased by Thomas Cornell, a founder of nearby Oostdorp, in 1646. The land was later named after Isaac Classon, becoming #ClasonPoint . The #WestFarms , so named because they were west of Oostdorp, was comprised of 12 large farms. The whole tract west of the Bronx River was annexed by the City of New York in 1874, becoming the first part of the city outside of Manhattan. In 1895, the eastern section was annexed #NYC  #TheBronx  #NewNetherland  #map  #history  #BronxHistory  #NYChistory  #DiscoveringNYC 
Franklin Avenue Mansions.  This avenue runs atop one of the towering ridges that run north to south to the west of the Bronx River.  According to McNamara's "History in Asphalt," it "was once the most fashionable avenue in the village of Morrisania.  The finest mansions lined this thoroughfare..." These were built later, in the early 20th century, but still they are impressive survivors in Morrisania today.  #whyilovethebronx #thebronxisbeautiful #bronxhistory #oldbronx #newyorkhistory #oldnewyorkcity #morrisania #bronxvisions #thisisthebronx #thebronxdoesitbetter
Franklin Avenue Mansions. This avenue runs atop one of the towering ridges that run north to south to the west of the Bronx River. According to McNamara's "History in Asphalt," it "was once the most fashionable avenue in the village of Morrisania. The finest mansions lined this thoroughfare..." These were built later, in the early 20th century, but still they are impressive survivors in Morrisania today. #whyilovethebronx  #thebronxisbeautiful  #bronxhistory  #oldbronx  #newyorkhistory  #oldnewyorkcity  #morrisania  #bronxvisions  #thisisthebronx  #thebronxdoesitbetter 
Warm moments from the last week ☺ Visiting Batch and his beautiful family #godfatherbatch #legendaryfamily #tbbhistory #bronxhistory #tbbtbg1975 #nyc2017
#bronxhistory #djkoolherc #grandmasterflash This is where the scene with Dj Grandmaster Flash’s protege, Shaolin Fantastic, held up with his team to perfect their craft, &beat their rivals. On #thegetdown #netflix #lovestufflikethis #movingthroughthehood #oldschool was the #bestschool #hiphop #musicthatmadeanimpact #myera 🎧🎤🔊🎶🎶
Morrisania Churches St. Paul's Episcopal Church (1893) on St. Paul's Place, is the only one of this group that has kept its original purpose and denomination.  Salvation Baptist Church (1910) and Fulton Avenue Church of God (1920) were both originally private residences.  Church of Christ (1931) was originally St. John's Lutheran Church.  The latter three are all on Fulton Avenue.  #bronxhistory #oldbronx #bronxneighborhoods #morrisania #bronxlife #bronxculture
Morrisania Churches St. Paul's Episcopal Church (1893) on St. Paul's Place, is the only one of this group that has kept its original purpose and denomination. Salvation Baptist Church (1910) and Fulton Avenue Church of God (1920) were both originally private residences. Church of Christ (1931) was originally St. John's Lutheran Church. The latter three are all on Fulton Avenue. #bronxhistory  #oldbronx  #bronxneighborhoods  #morrisania  #bronxlife  #bronxculture 
Here's a drawing of the view of Kingsbridge Road near Dykeman's Farm in 1866! #TBT #DigitalCollections #NYPL #BronxHistory
Saint Augustine's Church, above, on Franklin Avenue, was an architectural thrill to me when I was a little girl.  It was torn down only a few years ago and an incongruous and undistinguished highrise (below) is going up in its place.  #bronxhistory #oldbronx #bronxneighborhoods #newyorkhistory #oldnewyorkcity #thebronxanditspeople #vanishingnewyork #gentrifiers #greedydevelopers
Last night we ran to 948 #OgdenAve. There’s a bodega there now but up until a few months ago it was a hidden gem in #Highbridge, magical even. It was highly regarded Artisan #CaliRivera’s shop, #JCRPercussion.
Jorge Calixto Rivera was born in Coamo, Puerto Rico into a musical family. His dad made and fixed guitars but Cali gravitated toward #timbales and #congas.
In 1958 he moved to the U.S. and started playing in bands and saw the need for quality #cowbells. Musicians at the time had to go to junk yards or to actual farms to find them. He started tinkering in his apartment much to the consternation of his neighbors. In 1974 Cali opened his shop, JCR Percussion.
Rivera became well known for the cowbells he made.
JCR cowbells are so coveted by musicians that it was not uncommon for musicians to spend hours striking bell after bell, looking for just the right pitch to personalize their sound. That’s also how the JCR workshop became known as a must-do "hang" among musicians in the know. Rivera's warm smile, easy-going manner and his gift of storytelling kept many, from the famous to the neighborhood #timbalero, lingering longer than they usually anticipated.
Rivera made instruments for #MarcAnthony, #BobbySanabria, #TitoPuente, #EddieMontalvo & #CeliaCruz to name a few.
Mr. Rivera sadly took ill last year and had to close his shop. He passed away July 30th this year from complications of a brain tumor at 79 years old.
We wanted to honor Mr. Rivera for his work and impeccable craftsmanship. There will never be another Cali Rivera. We are sad we missed meeting you. May you rest in love.
Our co-founder Pedro brought one of his father’s JCR cowbells to the run. BXS member Cas can be seen playing it if you swipe left 5x. 📷: @ae9941
Last night we ran to 948 #OgdenAve . There’s a bodega there now but up until a few months ago it was a hidden gem in #Highbridge , magical even. It was highly regarded Artisan #CaliRivera ’s shop, #JCRPercussion . Jorge Calixto Rivera was born in Coamo, Puerto Rico into a musical family. His dad made and fixed guitars but Cali gravitated toward #timbales  and #congas . In 1958 he moved to the U.S. and started playing in bands and saw the need for quality #cowbells . Musicians at the time had to go to junk yards or to actual farms to find them. He started tinkering in his apartment much to the consternation of his neighbors. In 1974 Cali opened his shop, JCR Percussion. Rivera became well known for the cowbells he made. JCR cowbells are so coveted by musicians that it was not uncommon for musicians to spend hours striking bell after bell, looking for just the right pitch to personalize their sound. That’s also how the JCR workshop became known as a must-do "hang" among musicians in the know. Rivera's warm smile, easy-going manner and his gift of storytelling kept many, from the famous to the neighborhood #timbalero , lingering longer than they usually anticipated. Rivera made instruments for #MarcAnthony , #BobbySanabria , #TitoPuente , #EddieMontalvo  & #CeliaCruz  to name a few. Mr. Rivera sadly took ill last year and had to close his shop. He passed away July 30th this year from complications of a brain tumor at 79 years old. We wanted to honor Mr. Rivera for his work and impeccable craftsmanship. There will never be another Cali Rivera. We are sad we missed meeting you. May you rest in love. Our co-founder Pedro brought one of his father’s JCR cowbells to the run. BXS member Cas can be seen playing it if you swipe left 5x. 📷: @ae9941
Former Temple Adath Israel, now Baptist church, East 169th Street between Third and Fulton.  It may have been built as early as the 1880s and some say it was the first "schul" as we used to call them built to be a Jewish  house of worship in the Bronx.  But who knows? #bronxhistory #oldbronx #bronxneighborhoods #morrisania
Former Temple Adath Israel, now Baptist church, East 169th Street between Third and Fulton. It may have been built as early as the 1880s and some say it was the first "schul" as we used to call them built to be a Jewish house of worship in the Bronx. But who knows? #bronxhistory  #oldbronx  #bronxneighborhoods  #morrisania 
"Aug, 2014 ...... Castle on the Concourse .... saddens us when we pass the vacant lot .... just a memory" The Bronx, USA. PHOTO: @lovingthebronx
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#regram #thebronx #bronx #fromthebronx #thebronxdoesitbetter #nycgo #seeyourcity #howibronx #nycneighborhoods #thebronxnyc #thebronxusa#thisisnewyorkcity #trueyorkcity #LovingtheBronx #BronxHistory #GrandConcourse #NeglectedLandmark
Papi live on WFDU! Doing a 4 hour Pre-Birthday Radio Special hosted by Edwin Garcia. #papielmaestro #papi #raysantos #wfdu #radio #latinmusiclivinglegend #latinmusichistory #bronxmusic #bronxhistory #whyilovepapi #ilovepapi
Aug, 2014 ...... Castle on the Concourse .... saddens us when we pass the vacant lot .... just a memory #LovingtheBronx #BronxHistory #GrandConcourse #NeglectedLandmark
Found on the flyleaf of an FDNY assignment book from 1900 is this hand-drawn design indicating the book's origin of Engine Co. 52 in Riverdale, Bronx. Red, black and even gold ink was employed, and one can almost picture the fireman on housewatch duty painstakingly creating this during hours of downtime. Engine 52 was organized in 1884 as a combination company and still responds today from Riverdale Avenue. Collection of the Fire Bell Club of New York. #fdny #1900 #engine52 #riverdale #bronxhistory @fdny
Found on the flyleaf of an FDNY assignment book from 1900 is this hand-drawn design indicating the book's origin of Engine Co. 52 in Riverdale, Bronx. Red, black and even gold ink was employed, and one can almost picture the fireman on housewatch duty painstakingly creating this during hours of downtime. Engine 52 was organized in 1884 as a combination company and still responds today from Riverdale Avenue. Collection of the Fire Bell Club of New York. #fdny  #1900  #engine52  #riverdale  #bronxhistory  @fdny
Did you know the first high school in the Bronx is Morris High school, located in the Morrisania/Claremont area? #CVstrong #CVfuerte #chvi #bronxhistory #historicdistrict
It’s been real #pdx ✌🏾
Sorry to everyone I didn’t get to see. It was another #quicktrip.
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#businessnotpleasure #pdxtonyc #pdxairport #portlandinternationalairport #thebronx #bronxhistory #nevernotstudying
Joe Tuckman’s Department Store on Allerton Avenue in the Bronx.  #bronxhistory  #everydaybronx  #bronxneighborhoods  #allertonavenue
Locked and gated Joseph Rodman Drake Park cemetery. Right next to it is a slave burial ground discovered in 2014 by Philip Panaritis, who is, according to the NY Times, a retired DOE official. Panaritis believes that while many of the earlier graves have been destroyed by later development, perhaps 11 slaves remain buried in the park. The last slave burial probably took place there in the 1840s. Panaritis is trying to get the NYC parks department to properly mark the site.

Northerners and New Yorkers tend to forget that the prosperity of NYC and this country was created, in part, by human bondage.

In this very real sense, our present well-being is built on African and African American suffering.
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#randompicturesofnothing #bronxny #thebronx #everydaybronx #slavery #slavesinourbackyard #knowyourhistory #africanamericanhistory #nychistory #bronxhistory #olympusom2 #cinestill800 #35mm #35mmfilmphoto #analogphotography #mechanicalcamera #shootfilm #shootfilmstaypoor #shootfilmnotbullets #ig_nycity #ig_captures #filmisnodead
Locked and gated Joseph Rodman Drake Park cemetery. Right next to it is a slave burial ground discovered in 2014 by Philip Panaritis, who is, according to the NY Times, a retired DOE official. Panaritis believes that while many of the earlier graves have been destroyed by later development, perhaps 11 slaves remain buried in the park. The last slave burial probably took place there in the 1840s. Panaritis is trying to get the NYC parks department to properly mark the site. Northerners and New Yorkers tend to forget that the prosperity of NYC and this country was created, in part, by human bondage. In this very real sense, our present well-being is built on African and African American suffering. . . #randompicturesofnothing  #bronxny  #thebronx  #everydaybronx  #slavery  #slavesinourbackyard  #knowyourhistory  #africanamericanhistory  #nychistory  #bronxhistory  #olympusom2  #cinestill800  #35mm  #35mmfilmphoto  #analogphotography  #mechanicalcamera  #shootfilm  #shootfilmstaypoor  #shootfilmnotbullets  #ig_nycity  #ig_captures  #filmisnodead 
I had the honor this morning to briefly speak at the Bill Finger street naming ceremony at E.192nd and the Grand Concourse, at Poe Park. Finger co-created The Batman with Bob Kane, but was left out of the legacy for many years. They both went to DeWitt Clinton High School on Mosholu Parkway and spent many afternoons at Poe Park, drawing on their sketch pads. Well, what other place in the world these two Bronx kids might have gained such an inspiration to create a detective superhero? Perhaps we want to thank Poe himself, whose macabre, dark, and mysterious writings may have spawned the idea of the Dark Knight. There will be more coming out of this Bronx fun fact. #thebronx #thebatman #batman #billfinger #thegrandconcourse #bronxhistory #dccomics #clintonhighschool #poe #edgarallanpoe #poepark #poecottage  #thebronxdoesitbetter
I had the honor this morning to briefly speak at the Bill Finger street naming ceremony at E.192nd and the Grand Concourse, at Poe Park. Finger co-created The Batman with Bob Kane, but was left out of the legacy for many years. They both went to DeWitt Clinton High School on Mosholu Parkway and spent many afternoons at Poe Park, drawing on their sketch pads. Well, what other place in the world these two Bronx kids might have gained such an inspiration to create a detective superhero? Perhaps we want to thank Poe himself, whose macabre, dark, and mysterious writings may have spawned the idea of the Dark Knight. There will be more coming out of this Bronx fun fact. #thebronx  #thebatman  #batman  #billfinger  #thegrandconcourse  #bronxhistory  #dccomics  #clintonhighschool  #poe  #edgarallanpoe  #poepark  #poecottage  #thebronxdoesitbetter 
#RailroadYMCA’s were once staples in the United States, offering lounges, recreational amenities, restaurants  and a safe and convenient place for rest for the myriad of railroad employees. The first photo is where one once stood at E 149th St & AnthonyJGriffinPlace and that’s one of the places we ran Tuesday night.
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In 1892, #ThessaloniaBaptistChurch (TBC) originated with seven members from Flavannah County, Virginia. They relocated to New York and elected to start a Mission in the Fordham section of the Bronx, and called the Mission, TBC, with a membership of ten.
TBC moved to several locations in the BX, in 1919 the church moved to 921 Eagle Ave.
In 1934 the congregation moved into a new building located at 314 East 158th street. Within 5yrs they were without a pastor or a place to worship, but with the aid of Epworth M.E. church, TBC held services there beginning May 14, 1939.
On June 21, 1939, the congregation rented their former location at 921 Eagle Ave.. Minister James A. Polite (whom the street is currently named after) assisted as supply pastor with the help of Rev. B. Bonaparte, Sr. 
On October 17, 1942 Polite led the congregation to the present building.
The red-brick house of worship, formerly a synagogue, seats about 2,000 people in the sanctuary. It still has the synagogue's original stained-glass windows.
#RailroadYMCA ’s were once staples in the United States, offering lounges, recreational amenities, restaurants  and a safe and convenient place for rest for the myriad of railroad employees. The first photo is where one once stood at E 149th St & AnthonyJGriffinPlace and that’s one of the places we ran Tuesday night. 🕍💒 In 1892, #ThessaloniaBaptistChurch  (TBC) originated with seven members from Flavannah County, Virginia. They relocated to New York and elected to start a Mission in the Fordham section of the Bronx, and called the Mission, TBC, with a membership of ten. TBC moved to several locations in the BX, in 1919 the church moved to 921 Eagle Ave. In 1934 the congregation moved into a new building located at 314 East 158th street. Within 5yrs they were without a pastor or a place to worship, but with the aid of Epworth M.E. church, TBC held services there beginning May 14, 1939. On June 21, 1939, the congregation rented their former location at 921 Eagle Ave.. Minister James A. Polite (whom the street is currently named after) assisted as supply pastor with the help of Rev. B. Bonaparte, Sr.  On October 17, 1942 Polite led the congregation to the present building. The red-brick house of worship, formerly a synagogue, seats about 2,000 people in the sanctuary. It still has the synagogue's original stained-glass windows.
With the amazing Taylor Ponterotto family after my talk on Bronx Hip Hop at College of Mount Saint Vincent #badass #beautiful #hiphop #bronxmusic #bronxhistory @ponterott @poetryisnotmyluxury @ginavergel @bronxaahistory @purnell_amaez_family
With the amazing Taylor Ponterotto family after my talk on Bronx Hip Hop at College of Mount Saint Vincent #badass  #beautiful  #hiphop  #bronxmusic  #bronxhistory  @ponterott @poetryisnotmyluxury @ginavergel @bronxaahistory @purnell_amaez_family
#sneekpeek of next Friday’s drop CONCOURSE LOWES T-drops next week, this print felt amazing laying down. Thanks for the assist @wsuarez #bronxhistory #nostalgiaseries #ericmichaelscreenprinting #madebyericmichael
Old Putnam Trail. Van Cortland Park, The Bronx.  Late day light from a couple weeks back. .
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The 13 pillars. Railroad baron Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt had these stone slabs shipped from different quarries to determine which would be most impervious to weathering - for building Grand Central Station in New York City. Despite the results of his experiment, Indiana limestone was chosen because it was cheaper to transport!  I love history.
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#thebronx #vancortlandtpark #oldputnamtrail #exploring #history #nature #corneliusvanderbilt #nychistory #zen #naturewalk #oldput #bronxhistory #newyorkhistory
Old Putnam Trail. Van Cortland Park, The Bronx. Late day light from a couple weeks back. . . The 13 pillars. Railroad baron Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt had these stone slabs shipped from different quarries to determine which would be most impervious to weathering - for building Grand Central Station in New York City. Despite the results of his experiment, Indiana limestone was chosen because it was cheaper to transport! I love history. . . #thebronx  #vancortlandtpark  #oldputnamtrail  #exploring  #history  #nature  #corneliusvanderbilt  #nychistory  #zen  #naturewalk  #oldput  #bronxhistory  #newyorkhistory 
"In 1639, settler Jonas Bronck purchased 500 acres of land from natives. The natives called the area Ranachqua, “the end place," and the river that would also bear Bronck's name was known as Aquahung, "river of high bluffs." Bronk called his estate Emmaus, after a place in the Bible, and constructed his house overlooking the Bronx Kill and Hell Gate, near what is now 132nd Street and Lincoln Avenue. Other settlers started calling the area Bronck's Land, which was later Anglicized to The Bronx. Bronck was successful in trading beaver pelts and had a grand plan to grow tobacco on his farm, but this was cut short by his premature death. His family’s motto was Ne Cede Malis, “do not yield to evil,” which was a quote from the Aeneid. In 1912, Bronx Borough President Cyrus C. Miller adopted it for the borough’s new flag. The flag, designed by August W. Schlemmer, contained much of the imagery of the Bronck family crest. The shield contains a sun, representing liberty, rising over the sea, representing commerce. An eagle on a hemisphere tops the shield, with it facing east, wings outstretched. This represents looking back towards the Old World, with one foot in the New World. The scene is surrounded by a laurel wreath, symbolizing triumph and victory. The background has three stripes, but they are oriented horizontally (the flag of #NewYorkCity and #Manhattan has the stripes oriented vertically). This flag is known as the Prinsenvlag, "Prince's flag," as it was used by William I, the Prince of Orange." IMAGE & HISTORY: @discovering_nyc
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#regram #thebronx #bronx #fromthebronx #thebronxdoesitbetter #nycgo #seeyourcity #howibronx #nycneighborhoods #thebronxnyc #thebronxusa #thisisnewyorkcity #jonasbronck #bronxflag #bronxhistory #bronxhistorian #bchs #bronxcountyhistoricalsociety #themoreyouknow
"In 1639, settler Jonas Bronck purchased 500 acres of land from natives. The natives called the area Ranachqua, “the end place," and the river that would also bear Bronck's name was known as Aquahung, "river of high bluffs." Bronk called his estate Emmaus, after a place in the Bible, and constructed his house overlooking the Bronx Kill and Hell Gate, near what is now 132nd Street and Lincoln Avenue. Other settlers started calling the area Bronck's Land, which was later Anglicized to The Bronx. Bronck was successful in trading beaver pelts and had a grand plan to grow tobacco on his farm, but this was cut short by his premature death. His family’s motto was Ne Cede Malis, “do not yield to evil,” which was a quote from the Aeneid. In 1912, Bronx Borough President Cyrus C. Miller adopted it for the borough’s new flag. The flag, designed by August W. Schlemmer, contained much of the imagery of the Bronck family crest. The shield contains a sun, representing liberty, rising over the sea, representing commerce. An eagle on a hemisphere tops the shield, with it facing east, wings outstretched. This represents looking back towards the Old World, with one foot in the New World. The scene is surrounded by a laurel wreath, symbolizing triumph and victory. The background has three stripes, but they are oriented horizontally (the flag of #NewYorkCity  and #Manhattan  has the stripes oriented vertically). This flag is known as the Prinsenvlag, "Prince's flag," as it was used by William I, the Prince of Orange." IMAGE & HISTORY: @discovering_nyc . . . #regram  #thebronx  #bronx  #fromthebronx  #thebronxdoesitbetter  #nycgo  #seeyourcity  #howibronx  #nycneighborhoods  #thebronxnyc  #thebronxusa  #thisisnewyorkcity  #jonasbronck  #bronxflag  #bronxhistory  #bronxhistorian  #bchs  #bronxcountyhistoricalsociety  #themoreyouknow 
White Plains Road between Pelham Parkway South and Lydig Avenue in the Bronx #bronxneighborhoods #bronxhistory
Last night we had a great run. Our first stop took us to the corner of the NYPDs 40th Precinct where there is a plaque declaring #MottHaven a #historicdistrict. The four blocks on #alexanderave between 137th & 141st streets were among the earliest sections of The Bronx to be transformedfrom farmland to urban use after the Civil War.
After that we ran over to the old #MoonDog mural on 140th street. #NeverForgetMoondog
We don’t know it’s history but we wanted to get a picture with it just in case it ever gets defaced or removed. We will start digging for more info on it. If you know, please let us know! Do you know @welcome2thebronx or @lovingthebronx?
We’d also like to thank @piopionyc for the delicious food. We enjoyed ourselves.
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#bronxhistory #didyouknow #historyontherun #learnedontherun #seenontherun #bronxsole #itgoesdowninthebx #bxs #bronxfit #not62
Last night we had a great run. Our first stop took us to the corner of the NYPDs 40th Precinct where there is a plaque declaring #MottHaven  a #historicdistrict . The four blocks on #alexanderave  between 137th & 141st streets were among the earliest sections of The Bronx to be transformedfrom farmland to urban use after the Civil War. After that we ran over to the old #MoonDog  mural on 140th street. #NeverForgetMoondog  We don’t know it’s history but we wanted to get a picture with it just in case it ever gets defaced or removed. We will start digging for more info on it. If you know, please let us know! Do you know @welcome2thebronx or @lovingthebronx? We’d also like to thank @piopionyc for the delicious food. We enjoyed ourselves. 👟👟👟 #bronxhistory  #didyouknow  #historyontherun  #learnedontherun  #seenontherun  #bronxsole  #itgoesdowninthebx  #bxs  #bronxfit  #not62 
#thegreymare #findingthegreymare 
Image 3 standing in the marsh solo off in the distance is #thegreymare . 
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"The Native Americans reportedly believed that their God or guardian intentionally placed the Grey Mare at that spot. “Nearly opposite the Knoll on a point of Hunter’s Island is located a mossy rock, or boulder stone, called the “Grey Mare.” To this piece of rude natural sculpture, the Indians invariably paid just respect, believing it to have been placed there by the direct interposition of their God or guardian Manito, for their especial benefit or favor. These rolled stones he called Shingaba-wossins—or in general phrase Muz-in-in-a-wun, or images." - lohud.com 
#hunterisland #bronx #thebronx #thebx #bx #nyhistory #bronxhistory #nationalnativeamericanheritagemonth #lenape #siwanoy
#thegreymare  #findingthegreymare  Image 3 standing in the marsh solo off in the distance is #thegreymare  . #history  "The Native Americans reportedly believed that their God or guardian intentionally placed the Grey Mare at that spot. “Nearly opposite the Knoll on a point of Hunter’s Island is located a mossy rock, or boulder stone, called the “Grey Mare.” To this piece of rude natural sculpture, the Indians invariably paid just respect, believing it to have been placed there by the direct interposition of their God or guardian Manito, for their especial benefit or favor. These rolled stones he called Shingaba-wossins—or in general phrase Muz-in-in-a-wun, or images." - lohud.com #hunterisland  #bronx  #thebronx  #thebx  #bx  #nyhistory  #bronxhistory  #nationalnativeamericanheritagemonth  #lenape  #siwanoy 
#orchardbeach 1 year after it opened in 1936! 
It was billed as "the riviera of New York" and was quite posh in its day. This all was the vision of the great #robertmoses.

Via @nycparks website "Although the project was not fully complete until 1938, construction crews rushed to finish enough of the beach to open it to the public in 1936. On July 25, 1936, more than 18,000 people attended the opening-day festivities, at which Robert Moses and Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia (1882–1947) spoke and which featured fireworks, music from the Police Department Band, and a diving exhibition. A raging success, the so-called “Riviera of New York City” attracted over 50,000 visitors the first weekend it was open. In 1947, the beach was extended 1.1 miles by filling in the shallow water between Hunter and Twin islands, adding even more acreage to the beach." ****I can't imagine this early era at all!!!
as I walked, around on the weekend I realized how many "lives" this location has had. Right as you drive in to orchard beach there's a huge boulder off to the left hand side before you hit the round about, That boulder marks a revolutionary war. 
Off to the early sections of the beach 1-3 is the nature preserve & many parts of that area were sacred land to the #nativeamericans who lived there for centuries before the white man settled the area. I finally found the second sacred stone "mishow " the sister rock to "the grey mare" she's just off the section 3 boardwalk and the fence is running over part of her. There's no marker and you would never realize she's over 8 feet tall because when Robert Moses envisioned his "riviera of the Bronx" filling in the land with sand to make orchard beach he covered most of "mishow" up.

I find that tragic to the history of the area. 
Native American culture & their love of nature to me is what makes this nature preserve so special. It would be great if they would pay the boulder it's due with a plaque and uncover her. It would say we acknowledge the history of the area. Another believed sacred rock is "Indian rock" in Pelham bay park that one is just as you walk beyond the dog run. 
#thebronx #bx #thebx #bronxhistory #bronx  #mishow
#orchardbeach  1 year after it opened in 1936! It was billed as "the riviera of New York" and was quite posh in its day. This all was the vision of the great #robertmoses . Via @nycparks website "Although the project was not fully complete until 1938, construction crews rushed to finish enough of the beach to open it to the public in 1936. On July 25, 1936, more than 18,000 people attended the opening-day festivities, at which Robert Moses and Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia (1882–1947) spoke and which featured fireworks, music from the Police Department Band, and a diving exhibition. A raging success, the so-called “Riviera of New York City” attracted over 50,000 visitors the first weekend it was open. In 1947, the beach was extended 1.1 miles by filling in the shallow water between Hunter and Twin islands, adding even more acreage to the beach." ****I can't imagine this early era at all!!! as I walked, around on the weekend I realized how many "lives" this location has had. Right as you drive in to orchard beach there's a huge boulder off to the left hand side before you hit the round about, That boulder marks a revolutionary war. Off to the early sections of the beach 1-3 is the nature preserve & many parts of that area were sacred land to the #nativeamericans  who lived there for centuries before the white man settled the area. I finally found the second sacred stone "mishow " the sister rock to "the grey mare" she's just off the section 3 boardwalk and the fence is running over part of her. There's no marker and you would never realize she's over 8 feet tall because when Robert Moses envisioned his "riviera of the Bronx" filling in the land with sand to make orchard beach he covered most of "mishow" up. I find that tragic to the history of the area. Native American culture & their love of nature to me is what makes this nature preserve so special. It would be great if they would pay the boulder it's due with a plaque and uncover her. It would say we acknowledge the history of the area. Another believed sacred rock is "Indian rock" in Pelham bay park that one is just as you walk beyond the dog run. #thebronx  #bx  #thebx  #bronxhistory  #bronx  #mishow 
absolutely loving the old pics in "The Bronx  and It's People, A History", 1927.  #LovingtheBronx #BronxHistory #AndrewFreedmanHome #GrandConcourse #theOnlyMansionontheConcourse #intheBronx #BronxArchitecture
Great photo from @originaldjjazzyjay. Africa Islam Superman & Jazzy Jay back in da days #DJJazzyJay ##Trueschool #AfricaIslam #Superman #TheBronx #BronxHistory #HipHopHistory #windowsofhiphop #IAMAMEMBER
Last night we ran to the building at 360 Gerard Ave. that once belonged to the #GeneralBakingCompany. In 1911, it was incorporated in New York after the merge of 19 bakeries. This bakery opened in 1922 and was best known for their streusel topped cinnamon swirl bread, bridge cookies & most notably their #BondBread named for the guarantee printed on its wrapping paper affirming that the bread was pure and sanitary.
The building on Gerard Ave. "originally served as a factory with attached stables in the rear.” It’s structure "demonstrates an evolution of industrial design from the masonry structures to the daylight factories of the late 1920s.”
It accounted for 90 percent of sales. They made 1.5 million loaves a day in 50 plants serving 18 out of 26 states. The company dissolved in 1972.
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#bronxhistory #didyouknow #historyontherun #learnedontherun #seenontherun #bronxsole #itgoesdowninthebx #bxs #bronxfit #not62
#runthruhistory #bronx #bx #lovingthebronx #learningthebx #learningthebronx #knowyourhood #bronxlife #howwebronx #keepinitbronx #keepinithealthy #ahealthybronx
#bronxstrong #bronxites #werunthebronx #werunbx #runthebx #thebronx
Last night we ran to the building at 360 Gerard Ave. that once belonged to the #GeneralBakingCompany . In 1911, it was incorporated in New York after the merge of 19 bakeries. This bakery opened in 1922 and was best known for their streusel topped cinnamon swirl bread, bridge cookies & most notably their #BondBread  named for the guarantee printed on its wrapping paper affirming that the bread was pure and sanitary. The building on Gerard Ave. "originally served as a factory with attached stables in the rear.” It’s structure "demonstrates an evolution of industrial design from the masonry structures to the daylight factories of the late 1920s.” It accounted for 90 percent of sales. They made 1.5 million loaves a day in 50 plants serving 18 out of 26 states. The company dissolved in 1972. 👟👟👟 #bronxhistory  #didyouknow  #historyontherun  #learnedontherun  #seenontherun  #bronxsole  #itgoesdowninthebx  #bxs  #bronxfit  #not62  #runthruhistory  #bronx  #bx  #lovingthebronx  #learningthebx  #learningthebronx  #knowyourhood  #bronxlife  #howwebronx  #keepinitbronx  #keepinithealthy  #ahealthybronx  #bronxstrong  #bronxites  #werunthebronx  #werunbx  #runthebx  #thebronx 
#QOTD (#QuestionOfTheDay): When is a #throwback (#tb) not a throwback? #Freedomland was an amusement park that opened in the 1960s that was the #Disneyland of the East Coast. [Look up Freedomland in your favorite search engine for more info.] Don't know if this was the sign, but a new retail building just put up an LED sign and that's the display being shown! [Photo taken on the corner of Bartow Avenue and Baychester Avenue.] #BronxHistory #CoopCityHistory #BronxLife #CoopCityLife
#QOTD  (#QuestionOfTheDay ): When is a #throwback  (#tb ) not a throwback? #Freedomland  was an amusement park that opened in the 1960s that was the #Disneyland  of the East Coast. [Look up Freedomland in your favorite search engine for more info.] Don't know if this was the sign, but a new retail building just put up an LED sign and that's the display being shown! [Photo taken on the corner of Bartow Avenue and Baychester Avenue.] #BronxHistory  #CoopCityHistory  #BronxLife  #CoopCityLife 
Picture says it all, if you grew up South Bronx or El Barrio(East Harlem) there it is 
#elbarrio 
#harlem 
#nyc 
#nychistory 
#southbronx 
#bronxny
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#manhattan 
#manhattannyc 
#nycphotographer
#FBF This past Halloween when we ran to 3804 Third Ave. where in the 1930s a #Speakeasy used to be. We learned about the Bronx man who wouldn’t die, #MikeMalloy AKA #IronMike AKA #Mikethedurable #TheUnkillableIrishman
WATCH THE VIDEOS to find out about his unfortunate end.
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Special thanks to @billyjosefrancisco for telling us about this story. We saved it for Halloween.
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#bronxhistory #didyouknow #historyontherun #learnedontherun #seenontherun #bronxsole #itgoesdowninthebx #bxs #bronxfit #not62
#runthruhistory #bronx #bx #lovingthebronx #learningthebx #learningthebronx #knowyourhood #bronxlife #howwebronx #keepinitbronx #keepinithealthy #ahealthybronx #prohibition #thebronx #prohibition
#FBF  This past Halloween when we ran to 3804 Third Ave. where in the 1930s a #Speakeasy  used to be. We learned about the Bronx man who wouldn’t die, #MikeMalloy  AKA #IronMike  AKA #Mikethedurable  #TheUnkillableIrishman  WATCH THE VIDEOS to find out about his unfortunate end. 💀 ☠️💀 Special thanks to @billyjosefrancisco for telling us about this story. We saved it for Halloween. 👻👻👻 #bronxhistory  #didyouknow  #historyontherun  #learnedontherun  #seenontherun  #bronxsole  #itgoesdowninthebx  #bxs  #bronxfit  #not62  #runthruhistory  #bronx  #bx  #lovingthebronx  #learningthebx  #learningthebronx  #knowyourhood  #bronxlife  #howwebronx  #keepinitbronx  #keepinithealthy  #ahealthybronx  #prohibition  #thebronx  #prohibition 
11/16/17 Cass Gilbert beauty ...... all I see is possibilities ..... @sloarchitecture #LovingtheBronx #CassGilbert #WestchesterAveStation #BronxHistory
"A General View of The Bronx River Parkway Reservation, as a connection parkway between the park system of New York City the Croton and Catskill watersheds and the Harriman and Palisades interstate parks. The Bronx Parkway Commission, 1915.
The Bronx River Parkway Reservation was the first public parkway designed explicitly for automobile use. The project first began as an environmental restoration and park aimed at transforming the heavily polluted Bronx River into an attractive park. The parkway was constructed between 1906 and 1925 and featured 'rejuvenated woodlands, open meadows, water features, carefully planned scenic vistas, clearings and artistically compose tree plantings. The parkway drive became a pioneering example of modern motorway development.'" IMAGE: @nycurbanism
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#tbt #regram #thebronx #bronx #fromthebronx #thebronxdoesitbetter #nycgo #seeyourcity #howibronx #nycneighborhoods #thebronxnyc #thebronxusa #thisisnewyorkcity #bronxriver #nycurbanism #bronxhistory #bronxhistorian #bchs #bronxcountyhistoricalsociety #nycparks
"A General View of The Bronx River Parkway Reservation, as a connection parkway between the park system of New York City the Croton and Catskill watersheds and the Harriman and Palisades interstate parks. The Bronx Parkway Commission, 1915. The Bronx River Parkway Reservation was the first public parkway designed explicitly for automobile use. The project first began as an environmental restoration and park aimed at transforming the heavily polluted Bronx River into an attractive park. The parkway was constructed between 1906 and 1925 and featured 'rejuvenated woodlands, open meadows, water features, carefully planned scenic vistas, clearings and artistically compose tree plantings. The parkway drive became a pioneering example of modern motorway development.'" IMAGE: @nycurbanism . . . #tbt  #regram  #thebronx  #bronx  #fromthebronx  #thebronxdoesitbetter  #nycgo  #seeyourcity  #howibronx  #nycneighborhoods  #thebronxnyc  #thebronxusa  #thisisnewyorkcity  #bronxriver  #nycurbanism  #bronxhistory  #bronxhistorian  #bchs  #bronxcountyhistoricalsociety  #nycparks 
Last night we ran to #BathgateAve. to celebrate the life of Bronxite #MelRosenthal who was a photographer, educator, activist and friend to many. He grew up on Bathgate. All that’s left of his neighborhood are the buildings on Claremont Pwy & #BathgateAvenue (pictured behind us). In the first pic we are holding photos of ppl he took on Bathgate in the 70s & 80s. We want you to remember them and in doing so you’ll be remembering Mel.
Instead of writing a tribute to him, we thought it best to tell some of his story through his own words taken from his book, #InTheSouthBronxOfAmerica.
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“I was born & grew up in what is now called the South Bronx. We called it Morrisania then and thought of it as the East Bronx. On returning 20yrs later in 1975, I was shocked to see that my old neighborhood, a good working-class neighborhood when I left, was now in ruins.
The sturdy well-built buildings, which had once housed tens of thousands of ppl were gutted & burned out.
One of the few buildings left was a small family medical clinic that was part of the MLK Jr. Health Ctr. I worked at the South Bronx office until 1982 when the entire neighborhood was bulldozed to make way for an industrial park which was to be part of an “enterprise zone.”
One day Eddy Tufino, who lived on Bathgate Ave across from the clinic...said he needed a picture of himself to send to his father in Puerto Rico. So I took some pics & brought him the prints the next week. He was ecstatic...The next thing I knew everyone on the block, including people who worked in the health ctr, was asking me to take pictures of them.
This was important to me...this had once been my neighborhood. I hoped that we could work together to bring about change, perhaps even slow down the destruction.”
Last night we ran to #BathgateAve . to celebrate the life of Bronxite #MelRosenthal  who was a photographer, educator, activist and friend to many. He grew up on Bathgate. All that’s left of his neighborhood are the buildings on Claremont Pwy & #BathgateAvenue  (pictured behind us). In the first pic we are holding photos of ppl he took on Bathgate in the 70s & 80s. We want you to remember them and in doing so you’ll be remembering Mel. Instead of writing a tribute to him, we thought it best to tell some of his story through his own words taken from his book, #InTheSouthBronxOfAmerica . 📖📖📖 “I was born & grew up in what is now called the South Bronx. We called it Morrisania then and thought of it as the East Bronx. On returning 20yrs later in 1975, I was shocked to see that my old neighborhood, a good working-class neighborhood when I left, was now in ruins. The sturdy well-built buildings, which had once housed tens of thousands of ppl were gutted & burned out. One of the few buildings left was a small family medical clinic that was part of the MLK Jr. Health Ctr. I worked at the South Bronx office until 1982 when the entire neighborhood was bulldozed to make way for an industrial park which was to be part of an “enterprise zone.” One day Eddy Tufino, who lived on Bathgate Ave across from the clinic...said he needed a picture of himself to send to his father in Puerto Rico. So I took some pics & brought him the prints the next week. He was ecstatic...The next thing I knew everyone on the block, including people who worked in the health ctr, was asking me to take pictures of them. This was important to me...this had once been my neighborhood. I hoped that we could work together to bring about change, perhaps even slow down the destruction.”
Had to fix the top shelf because ***someone*** came over and jacked it all up, smh ....... but we have a soft spot for him, so he'll be back next week! #LovingtheBronx #BronxBooks #BronxHistory
Had to fix the top shelf because ***someone*** came over and jacked it all up, smh ....... but we have a soft spot for him, so he'll be back next week! #LovingtheBronx  #BronxBooks  #BronxHistory 
DJ Kool Herc 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲
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"Clive Campbell (born April 16, 1955), better known by his stage name DJ Kool Herc, is a Jamaican American DJ who is credited with helping originate hip hop music in the early 1970s in The Bronx, New York City. His playing of hard funk records of the sort typified by James Brown was an alternative both to the violent gang culture of the Bronx and to the nascent popularity of disco in the 1970s. Campbell began to isolate the instrumental portion of the record, which emphasized the drum beat—the "break"—and switch from one break to another."
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"The sun hadn't gone down yet, and kids were just hanging out, waiting for something to happen. Van pulls up, a bunch of guys come out with a table, crates of records. They unscrew the base of the light pole, take their equipment, attach it to that, get the electricity – Boom! We got a concert right here in the schoolyard and it's this guy Kool Herc. And he's just standing with the turntable, and the guys were studying his hands. There are people dancing, but there's as many people standing, just watching what he's doing. That was my first introduction to in-the-street, hip hop DJing." -Nelson George recalls a schoolyard party .
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DJ Kool Herc 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 . . "Clive Campbell (born April 16, 1955), better known by his stage name DJ Kool Herc, is a Jamaican American DJ who is credited with helping originate hip hop music in the early 1970s in The Bronx, New York City. His playing of hard funk records of the sort typified by James Brown was an alternative both to the violent gang culture of the Bronx and to the nascent popularity of disco in the 1970s. Campbell began to isolate the instrumental portion of the record, which emphasized the drum beat—the "break"—and switch from one break to another." . . . "The sun hadn't gone down yet, and kids were just hanging out, waiting for something to happen. Van pulls up, a bunch of guys come out with a table, crates of records. They unscrew the base of the light pole, take their equipment, attach it to that, get the electricity – Boom! We got a concert right here in the schoolyard and it's this guy Kool Herc. And he's just standing with the turntable, and the guys were studying his hands. There are people dancing, but there's as many people standing, just watching what he's doing. That was my first introduction to in-the-street, hip hop DJing." -Nelson George recalls a schoolyard party . . . . #EverydayBronx