Links for planning a walk in the Bronx

Parkchester subway

Stained glass window at E. 177th/Parkchester subway station

National Register of Historic Places listings in Bronx – 66 properties and districts, including The Poe Cottage, Valentine-Varian House, Bronx County Courthouse, the Longwood Historic District, the Kingsbridge Armory, the Grand Concourse Historic District, etc.

Suggested Sites For Landmark Consideration, 2008 – some additions proposed by the Bronx Borough President. (It’s some kind of Scribd proprietary format; you can view it but not download it).

Forgotten-NY, Bronx tags – Kevin Walsh has been exploring and blogging about old and “unremarked upon scenes” in New York City since 1998. His site is a treasure of decorative elements from defunct railroads, architectural details, old iron bridges, ancient street signs, still-visible advertising painted on brick walls, cobblestone streets, etc. The link is to his “Bronx” tagged posts, but he covers all five boroughs. On Saturday, March 23, 2013, he will be leading a walk in Mott Haven, Bronx. Start 12:00 noon.

NYC Subway Art Guide Artwork from 260 stations: stained glass, tile work, mosaics, sculpture, and more. The link is for all of NYC.

Tats Cru – the work of some of the best graffiti artists who have turned professional. Their authorized, commercial graffiti is all over, see tatcscruinc Flickr photostream. J Lo used one of their pieces as a backdrop in a car commercial. Tatscru sued and collected. Now that’s success in the hood. (Note: neither tatscru’s own site nor the flickr photostream seems to be organized geographically, or even identified by location, so it’s tough to use in trip planning. But keep your eye out for their stuff.)

NYC Community District Profiles – Especially the colorful land use maps.