Tag Archives: Longwood

  • LIQUOR, Longwood

    October 3, 2014

    Here’s a grand old awning sign on East 149th Street west of Prospect Avenue that’s two ancient signs in one, and three if you count the vertical sign. I’d say the neon RETAIL LIQUOR sign is the older, while the LIQUOR spelled out in black plastic letters on a beige background is newer, though not [...]

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    April 4, 2011

    It’s about time I finished my Westchester Avenue walk, which I began in the summer of 2009 from Parkchester, the 1942 apartment complex created by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company on the grounds of the former Catholic Protectory, an orphanage and “home for troubled boys” run by the Brothers of Christian Schools, which moved to [...]

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  • LONGWOOD, Bronx

    June 4, 2007

    The Bronx’s Longwood and Hunts Point, heavily residential and, toward the East River, industrial, are remnants of country estates: Longwood Park was an 1870s estate owned by Samuel B. White, and Hunts Point was formerly a collection of country estates owned by the Casanovas, Barrettos, Spoffords, Failes, and other wealthy families, many of whose names now [...]

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