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Van Cortlandt Park

The land that Van Cortlandt Park now occupies was once a vast grain plantation, owned by Frederick Van Cortlandt (1699–1749) and family. In 1748, he built what is now known as the Van Cortlandt House on the property, but died before its completion. Frederick willed the massive home and surrounding lands to his son, James Van Cortlandt (1727–1787).

 

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Van Cortlandt House

The Van Cortlandt House Museum, the oldest building in The Bronx, New York City, was built by Frederick Van Cortlandt (1699 - 1749), a merchantile family prominent in New York affairs, established a grain plantation and grist mill on the property, in 1748, a mansion for the Van Cortlandt family built in Yonkers, of fieldstone, in Georgian style....
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Bronx Park

Bronx Park boasts some of the city’s most beautiful outdoor space and ecologically diverse wildlife. A myriad of plants and animals make their habitat along the Bronx River and in the park’s forests. The vastness of the park and the diversity of its flora and fauna make Bronx Park one of the true hidden gems of New York City....
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Crotona Park

Named after the Greek colony of Croton, known for its Olympic athletes, Crotona Park has served the Bronx community steadily since its purchase by the City in 1888. Among naturalists, the park is widely known for its variety of tree species (28 in all) and gorgeous 3.3-acre lake, which serves as home to turtles, ducks, and fish....
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Sound View Park

Called the "Gateway to the Bronx River," Soundview Park is situated where the Bronx River opens into the East River. When the City of New York acquired the original 93 acres of land for this park in 1937, the entire area was composed of marshland....
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Downing Memorial Stadium

Downing Stadium, previously known as Triborough Stadium and Randall's Island Stadium, was a 22,000-seat football stadium in the city of New York. Built in 1934 on Randall's Island in the East River as a WPA project....
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Mott Haven East Historic District

The District is located on East 139th and East 140th Street between Brook and Willis Avenues. It contains rows of handsome brownstones designed by William O'Gorman and William Hornum in 1883 combining Dutch and Flemish architectural aspects on the north side of E.140th Street and neo-Grecian aspects on the south side of E.140th Street and on E.139th Street....
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Riverdale Historic District

On the banks of the Hudson River, Riverdale is one of New York's most beautiful residential communities. Winding, tree-lined roads lead to grand homes and estates, some of which occasionally host concerts by the Bronx Arts Ensemble....
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Woodlawn Cemetery

Located in Bronx, Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in New York City. It opened as a rural cemetery in 1863, out in "the country," in what was then southern Westchester County, which was annexed to New York City in 1874....
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Valentine-Varian House

This beautiful fieldstone farmhouse, built in 1758 by Isaac Valentine and located in the Norwood section of Bronx, is the borough's second oldest house and oldest remaining farmhouse....
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Lehman Art Gallery

The building designed by the renowned architect Marcel Breuer houses an important center for the visual arts....
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Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

The Bartow-Pell Mansion is a New York City landmark and museum located in northern portion of Pelham Bay Park in Bronx. Originally the Robert and Marie Lorillard Bartow House, the residence and estate date back to 1654....
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City Island

City Island is a small island approximately 1.5 mi (2.4 km) long by .5 mi (1 km) wide. At one time attached to the town of Pelham, Westchester County, it is now part of the New York City borough of the Bronx....
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Fordham University

Fordham University has three residential campuses: Rose Hill in the Bronx, Lincoln Center in Manhattan, and Marymount in Tarrytown, New York....
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Bronx Zoo, Wildlife Conservation Society

The Bronx Zoo is a world-famous zoo in Bronx, New York. It opened on November 8, 1899, with 22 exhibits and 843 animals and with the goal to "advance the study of zoology, protect wildlife, and educate the public."...
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Hall Of Fame For Great Americans

The Hall of Fame for Great Americans, is the original "Hall of Fame" in the United States. "Fame" here means "renown" (rather than today's more common meaning of "celebrity"). Its originator, Chancellor Henry Mitchell MacCracken, acknowledged inspiration from the Ruhmeshalle (Hall of Fame) in Munich....
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Bronx Museum of Art

The Bronx Museum of Art has been hosting very high quality exhibition for the purpose of education to the children and the adults....
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New York Yankees & Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium was built in 1923, Yankee Stadium is the home of the New York Yankees, with capacity to seat more than 57,000 eager fans. Some of baseball's greatest players have called the stadium home, including no less than Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio....
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Pelham Bay Park

Pelham Bay Park, located in the northeast corner of The Bronx, is the largest public park in New York City, more than three times the size of Manhattan's Central Park. It includes land on both sides of the Hutchinson River and all of Hunter Island in Long Island Sound (now also part of the mainland)....
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Sotomayor: A Bronx Star Shines

President Obama today nominated federal judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York for the Supreme Court, positioning the longtime federal jurist to become the first Latino and only the third woman on the nation's highest court....
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