Tag Archives: Crotona Park

  • BRONX STUDEBAKERS

    July 27, 2015
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    By GARY FONVILLE Forgotten NY correspondent In 1963 or so, Studebaker joined a long list of automotive names that no longer exist.  Names such as Edsel, Pinto, Corvair, LaSalle, Desoto and AMC (American Motors Corporation) exist now only in people’s memories. Studebaker did relatively well in competing with other independent car makers and the Big Three (Ford, [...]

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  • LOUIS NIÑÉ BOULEVARD, Crotona Park

    June 12, 2013

    This new street sign leaves no possibility of error in the pronunciation of Louis Nine Boulevard: it’s Louis NEEN-yay, not “Louis 9″. The street was renamed from Wilkins Avenue soon after the 1983 death of Bronx assemblyman Nine, whose name is spelled without the accents in his NY Times obituary. Louis IX, meanwhile, was a [...]

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