Tag Archives: Crotona Park

  • HERMAN RIDDER JUNIOR HIGH, Crotona Park

    August 8, 2016
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    This is a junior high school? Intermediate School 98, Herman Ridder Junior High, 1619 Boston Road at East 173rd Street, is a massive stone fortress for learning built from 1929 to 1931 by architect Walter C. Martin in the then-new Art Deco style, which he melded into the Beaux Arts stylings of the previous decades. […]

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  • BRONX STUDEBAKERS

    July 27, 2015

    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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