WATCH: Learn About The Bronx’s ‘Stonehenge’ in Van Cortlandt Park

Tucked away in New York City’s third largest park in Van Cortlandt is The Bronx’s own ‘Stonehenge’ if you will.

If you’ve ever walked along the Putnam Trail, which is along the Old Putnam rail line, you might have noticed a row of 13 pillars just standing in, well, the middle of nowhere if you will.

Sure they’re not in a circular pattern like the original but if you’ve seen them you can pretty much see why some folks call it that.

Well did you know that those stones were set up to test out which ones to use for the construction of Grand Central Terminal? The ones that weathered best would be used in the landmark’s construction.

Find out below which ones were used:

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.