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The Bronx Borough President Attempted To Invade Manhattan In 1939

Just before noon on a cool, blustery Saturday in March, 1939, a limousine pulled up to the corner of 225th Street and Jacobus Place in the Marble Hill neighborhood of Manhattan.
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How Did “Parkchester” Get Its Name?

In the conversation about oddly named neighborhoods in New York City, Parkchester probably comes across as one of the more normal-sounding. Spuyten Duyvil and Morrisania have Parkchester beat in that department....
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Historian Examines Lives Of Slaves In Bronx

Street names in Bronx tell a story of families who owned the land that was once there....
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Bronx Celebrates Centennial

Bronx is celebrating its centennial this year....
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WAVES Boot Camp In Bronx, 1943

even English ladies like the future Duchess of Devonshire helped with the war effort during World War II....
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A New Book Showcases Bronx History

With a population of more than one million and covering over 42 square miles, the Bronx is a vibrant part of New York. But what was the Bronx like in the early 1900s, and how does it compare to now? ...
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History Forum Features Land Of Peace

The East Bronx History Forum will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, January 20th at the Huntington Free Library. The subject will be “The Vriedlandt,” which means Land of Peace. It was the Dutch name for part of the East Bronx when the Dutch were in control of New York in the mid-17th century....
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Bronx - A Historical Record

In 1639, the first European settler came to establish himself on the mainland north and east of the Harlem River. His name was Jonas Jonson Bronck. Born in Sweden, in the small village of Komstad, Norra Ljunga socken, outside Sävsjö in the Swedish province of Småland, some time around the year 1600....
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The Bronx Borough President Attempted To Invade Manhattan In 1939

Just before noon on a cool, blustery Saturday in March, 1939, a limousine pulled up to the corner of 225th Street and Jacobus Place in the Marble Hill neighborhood of Manhattan.
image

How Did “Parkchester” Get Its Name?

In the conversation about oddly named neighborhoods in New York City, Parkchester probably comes across as one of the more normal-sounding. Spuyten Duyvil and Morrisania have Parkchester beat in that department.
image

Historian Examines Lives Of Slaves In Bronx

Street names in Bronx tell a story of families who owned the land that was once there.
image

Bronx Celebrates Centennial

Bronx is celebrating its centennial this year.
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WAVES Boot Camp In Bronx, 1943

even English ladies like the future Duchess of Devonshire helped with the war effort during World War II.
image

A New Book Showcases Bronx History

With a population of more than one million and covering over 42 square miles, the Bronx is a vibrant part of New York. But what was the Bronx like in the early 1900s, and how does it compare to now?
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History Forum Features Land Of Peace

The East Bronx History Forum will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, January 20th at the Huntington Free Library. The subject will be “The Vriedlandt,” which means Land of Peace. It was the Dutch name for part of the East Bronx when the Dutch were in control of New York in the mid-17th century.
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Bronx - A Historical Record

In 1639, the first European settler came to establish himself on the mainland north and east of the Harlem River. His name was Jonas Jonson Bronck. Born in Sweden, in the small village of Komstad, Norra Ljunga socken, outside Sävsjö in the Swedish province of Småland, some time around the year 1600.

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