Northwest Bronx

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Vintage photographs explore the rich history and the wonderful neighborhoods of Northwest Bronx and it's legacy of well-known denizens. New York City is comprisedĀ of five distinct boroughs, and each borough is made of dozens of neighborhoods. Northwest Bronx has a particularly rich history and is home to Wave Hill, Van Cortlandt Park, Woodlawn Cemetery, the New York Botanical Garden, and a variety of colleges and universities. Famous Americans from all walks of life took up roost here-- Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt's family, and Arturo Toscanini once lived at Wave Hill, while John F. Kennedy's boyhood home is only steps away, and George Washington slept at the Van Cortlandt Mansion. Northwest Bronx features an array of vintage photographs of the borough's neighborhoods, from Spuyten Duyvil, Kingsbridge, Riverdale, and Woodlawn to the neighborhoods north of Fordham Road and west of the Bronx River.
ISBN: 9780738574660
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 233
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Bill Twomey is one of the most well-known Bronx historians. He began writing the history of the borough for the Bronx Times Reporter in 1983 and is the author of Arcadia Publishing's Throggs Neck-Pelham Bay, East Bronx, and South Bronx. Thomas X. Casey, a Riverdale resident, is also a frequent Bronx history lecturer and has the largest collection of Bronx postcards with more than 5,000 unique images.
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