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Place Explorer: Bronx

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Place Name Neighborhood Borough
1520 Sedgwick Ave. Morris Heights Bronx Hip hop pioneer Kool DJ Herc held his first parties here
52 Park Longwood Bronx Park revitalized by 52 People for Progress, a local volunteer group
Al Cholo Bakery & Health Food Store Williamsbridge Bronx Antiguan-owned bakery
Alhambra Supper Club (site of) Hunts Point Bronx Latin dance and music club of the 50's and 60's
Amalgamated Housing Cooperative Kingsbridge Bronx Cooperative housing built in the 1920's and still existing
American Banknote Building Hunts Point Bronx Former currency minting company, now home to an arts and dance center
Aquinas High School East Tremont Bronx Educating young women since 1923
Arthur Avenue Retail Market East Tremont Bronx This indoor market in the "Little Italy of the Bronx" houses more than a dozen merchants
Barretto Street Garden Hunts Point Bronx Community garden in Hunts Point
Big Pun Mural Longwood Bronx Graffiti mural commemorating Bronx-born Puerto Rican hip hop artist
Bronx Documentary Center Melrose Bronx A gallery and educational center dedicated to the art and practice of photojournalism
Bronx River Houses Bronx River Bronx Housing project important in hip hop history
Bronx Zoo Fordham Bronx Largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, housing over 4,000 animals representing hundreds of species
Brown Place stickball field Mott Haven Bronx Playground that hosted childhood street games
Caravana Club/Bronx Casino/El Cerromar (former) Mott Haven Bronx Nightclubs that produced distinctively New York Latin music
Casa Amadeo Longwood Bronx Latin music store in the Bronx
Casalegre Record Store (site of) Longwood Bronx Home of a well-known local Latino record company, Alegre Records
Casino Puerto Rico/Teatro Casino (former) Mott Haven Bronx Popular dance and Latin music venue, and a movie and vaudeville theater
Casita Rincón Criollo Melrose Bronx The oldest and largest casita in New York
Chester Theatre (former) East Tremont Bronx Bronx theater active in the 1920s and 1930s
Christmas House Pelham Gardens Bronx Every year, this house is extensively adorned with hand-made holiday decorations
Club Cubano Interamericano Melrose Bronx Social club for Cuban immigrants
Club Tropicoro (site of) Longwood Bronx Latin music nightclub that also hosted political events
Colgate Gardens (former) Soundview Bronx Latin music venue where the Mambo was popular
Concourse Multi Plaza Food Court Concourse Village Bronx Large food court on the ground level of the Concourse Plaza Mall
Concourse Plaza Hotel (former) Concourse Village Bronx As the first hotel in the Bronx, hosted many significant events and celebrities
Conti's Pastry Shoppe Morris Park Bronx A Bronx bakery
Crotona Park Crotona Park Bronx A 127-acre green space in the heart of the South Bronx
Dominick's Restaurant East Tremont Bronx Legendary Italian-American restaurant
Eileen's Country Kitchen Woodlawn Bronx Popular neighborhood spot serving Irish food
El Maestro Inc., and Boxing Gym Morrisania Bronx Not-for-profit boxing and cultural center
Firehouse, Hook and Ladder 31 Morrisania Bronx Brick firehouse featured in book by Dennis Smith
Fordham Manor Reformed Church Fordham Bronx One of the first ministries in the Bronx, chartered in 1696
Fort Apache, Police Precinct 41 (former) Morrisania Bronx Symbol of hard times in the Bronx
Gaelic Park Kingsbridge Bronx Sports arena and gathering place enjoyed by Irish immigrants
Grand Concourse Bronx A grand boulevard traversing the Bronx
Hall of Fame for Great Americans University Heights Bronx Historic outdoor hall of fame offering panoramic views
Happy Land Social Club East Tremont Bronx The site of a fatal fire in 1990
Happy Land Social Club Memorial East Tremont Bronx Monument to the 87 victims of the 1990 Happy Land Social Club fire
Hart Island Hart Island Bronx The United States' largest tax-funded cemetery
Herbert Lehman College Kingsbridge Heights Bronx A Bronx CUNY college established in 1968
Hunts Point Palace Hunts Point Bronx A dance club for nearly a century, important for performers from mambo king Tito Puente to the first hip-hop crews in the '70s and '80s
JCR Percussion High Bridge Bronx Source for specialty percussion instruments for Latin music
Jennings Street Market (site of) Crotona Park Bronx Market where charismatic vendors sold foods and sundries
Johnny's Reef Restaurant City Island Bronx A classic seafood restaurant on Long Island Sound
Kingsbridge Armory Kingsbridge Heights Bronx A mammoth Armory in the Bronx, now vacant
Lisanti Chapel Williamsbridge Bronx Religious building designed in Italian-American style
Loew's Paradise Theater (former) Fordham Bronx Sumptuous former movie palace turned theater
Mapes Ballfields East Tremont Bronx A dangerous lot transformed into a public amenity
Mooncurser Records (former) City Island Bronx Important store for record collectors and musicians