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Grand Concourse

History in the Making

The Grand Concourse is an important main road that runs through the Bronx and some neighborhoods such as Fordham, Norwood and Concourse.

Architecturally, the structures along the Grand Concourse (such as the Bronx Museum of the Arts) are notable for their Tudor and Art Deco appearances. In fact, this boulevard boasts one of the largest assortment of Art Deco buildings in the city, with Loew’s Paradise Theater being just one of many. It was initially used as a movie theatre with a palace like architecture, but as of 2012 it is now operating as a place of worship.

 

Other famous landmarks that occupy residence along the Grand Concourse is the New York Baseball Team’s Yankee Stadium. Book lovers will also appreciate Poe Cottage which was Edgar Allan’s last home before his death. The former Concourse Plaza Hotel has been famous for housing many well known people of its time. From Yankees stars like Babe Ruth to John F. Kennedy, the hotel threw extravagant parties and gatherings during the early 20th century until its closing in the 1970s. Now, the location is happily occupied as a NYC run senior citizens residence.

Grand Concourse

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Yankee Stadium, Poe Cottage, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Mill Pond Park

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