Thursday, January 28, 2010


Originally W.E. Dodge, Jr. House and Gatehouse
690 W. 247th Street and
Independence Avenue
Riverdale, Bronx, New York

"From Battery to holy Bronx on benzedrine..." The Bronx has been a byword for urban decay, squalor and crime for over half a century. But it's undeserved. The borough has amazements on every street corner, and if you think Manhattan pulses with that quintessential energy of the city that never sleeps, they are too busy to notice in the Bronx, where a different energy animates the streets. The median age of the 1.3 million people who live in the Bronx is 32.

Lehman College has a new site showcasing some of the more unusual, older treasures of the Bronx, architectural sites which includes the above joint from 1863.