Tag Archives: Tremont

  • AQUEDUCT WALK, Tremont

    August 25, 2017

    New York’s first water system was built between 1837 and 1842. Prior to those years, water was obtained from cisterns, wells and barrels from rain. Construction began in 1837 on a series of mostly underground conduits that would bring water from the Croton River in northern Westchester County to NYC’s spigots. Amazingly, it took only […]

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  • BURNSIDE AVENUE STATION, Tremont

    June 19, 2017

    Unlike the IRT Flushing Line, which celebrated its centennial with some fanfare this year, the IRT Woodlawn Line, which goes above an el up Jerome Avenue most of its route, spent its centennial relatively quietly on June 2, 1917, doing what it has always done (apparently a special Metrocard had been issued). To be fair […]

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