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Villa Charlotte Brontë

The Villa Charlotte Bronte is Riverdale's iconic early co-op. Built in 1926 in the style of an Italian villa with 17 units, this extraordinary apartment house sits on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River.
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Bronx's Own Little Italy

Little Italy in the Bronx generally refers to Arthur Avenue and East 187th Street (map). Although the historical and commercial center of Little Italy is Arthur Avenue itself, the area stretches across East 187th Street from Arthur Avenue to Prospect Avenue, and is similarly lined with delis, bakeries, cafes, and various Italian merchants....
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The Bronx Borough Courthouse

This building should not be confused with the Bronx County Courthouse, or the Mario Merola Building, the present home of the Bronx Supreme Court, County Clerk, Sheriff, Public Administrator, District Attorney, and Bronx Borough President....
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Lehman College

Lehman College is one of the constituent colleges of the City University of New York, USA. Founded in 1931 as the Bronx campus of Hunter College, the school became an independent college within the City University in 1968....
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College of Mount Saint Vincent

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is a Catholic liberal arts college located in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, New York. It was founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York....
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Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle was built in 1852 for Edwin Forrest, one of this country's leading nineteenth-century actors. The site, with its breathtaking view of the river, was the consummate setting for the castle that he and his wife intended to build for their country residence....
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Bronx Hall Of Justice

Located on 161st and 162nd Streets between Sherman and Morris Avenues, the Hall of Justice is a visually dynamic glass building where judicial transparency is not only a metaphor but also quite literal. With forty-seven courtrooms, seven grand jury rooms, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Probation, and the Bronx District Attorney's office, it is one of the largest courthouses in the country.
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Bronx Housing Court

The Bronx Housing Court at 118 Grand Concourse is one of the few contemporary buildings to appear on the avenue in an area known for its concentration of Art Deco and Art Moderne apartment buildings. Forced by a narrow site to rise considerably above the ordinary building line, it makes amends by trimming its southern wing to the height of an older six-story apartment house alongside, and tucking in its north frontage to match that of its other neighbor.
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Eighth Regiment Armory

The Eighth Regiment Armory, also known as the Kingsbridge Armory, was constructed between 1912 to 1917 in Bronx, New York. The Armory was built to house the National Guard's Eighth Coastal Artillery Regiment unit which relocated from Manhattan in 1917....
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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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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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Villa Charlotte Brontë

The Villa Charlotte Bronte is Riverdale's iconic early co-op. Built in 1926 in the style of an Italian villa with 17 units, this extraordinary apartment house sits on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River.
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Bronx's Own Little Italy

Little Italy in the Bronx generally refers to Arthur Avenue and East 187th Street (map). Although the historical and commercial center of Little Italy is Arthur Avenue itself, the area stretches across East 187th Street from Arthur Avenue to Prospect Avenue, and is similarly lined with delis, bakeries, cafes, and various Italian merchants.
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The Bronx Borough Courthouse

This building should not be confused with the Bronx County Courthouse, or the Mario Merola Building, the present home of the Bronx Supreme Court, County Clerk, Sheriff, Public Administrator, District Attorney, and Bronx Borough President.
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Lehman College

Lehman College is one of the constituent colleges of the City University of New York, USA. Founded in 1931 as the Bronx campus of Hunter College, the school became an independent college within the City University in 1968.
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College of Mount Saint Vincent

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is a Catholic liberal arts college located in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, New York. It was founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York.
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Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle was built in 1852 for Edwin Forrest, one of this country's leading nineteenth-century actors. The site, with its breathtaking view of the river, was the consummate setting for the castle that he and his wife intended to build for their country residence.
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Bronx Hall Of Justice

Located on 161st and 162nd Streets between Sherman and Morris Avenues, the Hall of Justice is a visually dynamic glass building where judicial transparency is not only a metaphor but also quite literal. With forty-seven courtrooms, seven grand jury rooms, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Probation, and the Bronx District Attorney's office, it is one of the largest courthouses in the country.
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Bronx Housing Court

The Bronx Housing Court at 118 Grand Concourse is one of the few contemporary buildings to appear on the avenue in an area known for its concentration of Art Deco and Art Moderne apartment buildings. Forced by a narrow site to rise considerably above the ordinary building line, it makes amends by trimming its southern wing to the height of an older six-story apartment house alongside, and tucking in its north frontage to match that of its other neighbor.
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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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Eighth Regiment Armory

The Eighth Regiment Armory, also known as the Kingsbridge Armory, was constructed between 1912 to 1917 in Bronx, New York. The Armory was built to house the National Guard's Eighth Coastal Artillery Regiment unit which relocated from Manhattan in 1917.

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Thomas Lockhart

was born June 8, 1953. Mr. Lockhart is a former Bronx resident from the Marble Hill section, and attended The Bronx High School of Science and Manhattan College. A former All-American basketball player at both institutions, he left for Europe in 1976 to pursue a professional career after a brief encounter with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. Continuing his education he actively plunged into corporate marketing communications with international companies like Philips, Alstom, Qiagen Instruments, KPMG, European Space Administration, ABN-Amro Bank and the Port of Rotterdam, while continuing to play ball and coach. Teaching English and advertising in Holland led to the setup of Ideas Unlimited, his own International Business Communications firm. Mr. Lockhart has lived and worked in various countries for the past 33 years, speaks German, French, Dutch and is currently learning Italian. Now residing near Zurich Switzerland, he has three children, Jarrett, 31 Chief of Staff with the Bronx City Council, 14th District, Maraya, 21 and Malik, 11. Tom is currently serving as Communications Manager and Asst. Operations Coordinator of the Marble Hill Reunion and Development Project.