In Pelham Bay Park sits the Bartow Pell Mansion, dating from 1842. None of the original furnishings remain, so the trustees have used appropriate period pieces, including a desk of Aaron Burr’s. “Dear Mr. Hamilton, I challenge you to appear on the field of honor. …”
my favorite view of the elevated
Some stained glass artwork and views of the elevated at Westchester Square, one of the oldest settled places in The Bronx.
Flan with raspberry drizzle
The Caribe Restaurant is on the corner of Jerome Avenue and Gun Hill Road, right under the elevated 4 train. Juan, the new owner of the Caribe, gave us some of his homemade pineapple tequila, on the house. Really delicious.
Daniel Hauben's The El
There are more panels in both of these. I especially like Hauben’s The El, with the umbrella, the light patterns, the stairway, and the barber shop.
Tudor style apartment and Tracey Towers
My friend Neil emailed me about his old neighborhood, his apartment building, DWC High School & its notable alumni, the impact of Tracey Towers, etc. So my sister and I went to see for ourselves.
American Banknote building
Some scenes and buildings in Hunt’s Point. American Banknote printed travelers checks for American Express and currency for many countries. I used to work for Amex “Travelers Cheque” division back in the Eighties; by then American Banknote had moved their operations out of this building. It has since been converted to office space.
Dawson Street porch
Historic homes in the Dawson- Fox area between Longwood and Leggett, and other sights in the Longwood neighborhood.