The destruction of Bronx history to make way for “progress” is quite fatiguing. This time…
Each year, New York City’s Historic District Council selects that they believe, “…merit preservation…” and…
We already knew that New York City’s REAL Little Italy in the Belmont section of The Bronx was the best by a long shot and now, the rest of the country will know Arthur Avenue as one of our country’s great streets.
It’s Throwback Thursday so take a journey down memory lane and see The Bronx as it was almost a century ago and see how it looks today. Some things are basically the same but others have changed drastically, from The Bronx River, to Allerton, and Mott Haven to Woodlawn.
Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, March 15th, at the District Office of Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson for a meeting with the Historic District Council and how they can help us help our beloved Bronx landmarks (official and unofficial). Space is limited so PLEASE RSVP to auntermyr[at]hdc[dot]org!
HDC’s Director of Advocacy and Community Outreach, Kelly Carroll and Deputy Director Adrian Untermyer will be attending this meeting and training.
Our beloved institution, The New York Botanical Garden, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year we have a shot at bragging rights for making NYBG the top out of 10 botanical gardens for USA Today!
All you have to do is go and vote for NYBG at the following link and you can do so every day (the countdown clock will tell you when your next chance to vote is).
We already know it’s #1 so why not make sure that the world knows it?!
This year’s Orchid show at the New York Botanical Garden, ‘Orchidelirium’ is just a riot of color in all shapes and sizes.
From tiny orchids the size of a mosquito to the larger, more “traditional” ones we’re used to seeing, NYBG’s 14th annual orchid show delivers not just a visual feast for the senses but one chock full of knowledge and tales of conquests by the hunters who discovered some of these species.
36 years ago in 1980, Immaculate Conception Church in the Melrose neighborhood of The Bronx, along with its convent, rectory, and priests’ residence was calendered for landmarking by New York City’s Landmark Preservation Commission but nothing happened.
Until this past Tuesday.
LPC removed 65 properties from the calendar, many of which sat for decades waiting for action, but kept Immaculate Conception and prioritized for designation as a landmark by year’s end pending further hearings and a vote.
Although Robert Moses created Orchard Beach by destroying LeRoy’s Bay in Pelham Bay Park by filling in 1/3 of the bay with landfill and sand from Sandy Hook in Jersey to create the actual beach, he nevertheless created a gem we love and call The Bronx Riviera.
Now, after decades of neglect, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr announced during his State of The Bronx today that his office is committing $10 million for the restoration of the landmarked Orchard Beach Pavilion, an Art Deco masterpiece.