Monday, August 15, 2016

Villa Charlotte Bronte, Bronx, NYC

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The famed Villa Charlotte Bronte, built in the early 1900s on the southern edge of Spuyten Duyvil, the Bronx, overlooking the transition between the Hudson and Harlem rivers.  The Villa continues to be a holdout against urban development, as evidenced by the more citylike apartment buildings to either side of it.

Along the way from the 1-line, one will often see stone homes that hark back to the mostly Dutch origins of the modern era of the region.  The people of the area are extraordinarily friendly and I had several conversations along the way with the friendly, welcoming residents.

More information:

New York Times here
History via Curbed New York here
Lehman Art College here

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