Tag: Jonas Bronck

City Finally Decides To Save Historical Murals At Bronx County Courthouse After Borough President & Residents Complain

Back in 2010 during renovations at the Bronx County Courthouse, several historical murals depicting Jonas Bronck and local Lenape Native Americans were severely water damaged.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr complained to the city on numerous occasions but the years went by and the decay worsened.

Now the city finally has done right by the Bronx and the murals and work will begin to restore the historical works of art.

The Bronx Will Celebrate Several Milestones in 2014

This year marks the 375th Anniversary that our borough’s namesake, Jonas Bronck, from Sweden, became the Bronx’s first European settler.

It is believed that Jonas Bronck was born circa 1600 in the Swedish province of Småland and eventually made his way to The Netherlands before making his way to North America and settling in the Dutch colonial province of New Netherland.