Category Archives: Bronx

The Coolest Greenway in New York

Check it out! This is definitely the coolest greenway in all of New York City. It is the Hell Gate Pathway (according to signs along the path) or Randall’s Island Connector (according to media references) underneath Amtrak’s monumental Hell Gate … Continue reading

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Plaza Finally Opens at the Bronx County Hall of Justice

The Bronx County Hall of Justice opened in the spring of 2007, but the public plaza surrounding the building remained hidden behind decaying one-story-tall blue plywood fences for six years. The fencing came down within the last few weeks. Now … Continue reading

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Manhattan Waterfront Greenway Expanding Along Harlem River

It looks like crews are working to fill in one of the last big gaps of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway – the segment between roughly East 124th Street and East 133rd Street. Most of this segment has been a staging … Continue reading

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A Field Guide to South Bronx Bike Racks

I have now completed my initial survey of bike racks in the South Bronx – the area south of Fordham Road, from the Harlem River to the Bronx River. Since the “My Maps” feature in Google Maps allows only up … Continue reading

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Why Not Ride a Bike to the Bronx Zoo?

I Googled around for information on bicycle parking at the Bronx Zoo, but I didn’t find very much. The zoo’s official directions page, which does a great job explaining the subway and bus routes to the zoo, doesn’t mention bike … Continue reading

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A South Bronx Rail Yard Is Reborn

Much attention over the past decade has been given to two huge development projects that are underway to build above rail yards in the far west side of Manhattan and at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. In the midst of all … Continue reading

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South Bronx Gets a New Metro-North Station

Today is Opening Day for the new Metro-North station called Yankees-E. 153rd Street, at E. 153rd Street & Ruppert Place in the South Bronx. Above is a historic image of the very first train ever to stop at the station … Continue reading

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A South Bronx Neighborhood Rebuilds

The Melrose neighborhood in the Bronx is coming to life as empty lots and vacant buildings are being replaced by mid-rise, transit-oriented, environmentally friendly and highly sought-after apartment buildings. As the months tick by, the urban fabric is being restored, … Continue reading

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