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A Walk Through the Bronx - With David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis
A Walk Through the Bronx - With David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis
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The Bronx River
The New York Botanical Garden
The Bronx Zoo
Arthur Avenue
Fordham University
Poe Cottage
Montefiore Medical Center
Woodlawn Cemetery
The Van Cortlandt House
Wave Hill
The Bartow-Pell Mansion
Orchard Beach
City Island
Yankee Stadium
Loews Paradise Theater
The Point

Wave Hill
The breath-taking view of the Hudson River and the New Jersey Palisades from Wave Hill.

The Greek Revival style, Wave Hill house was built in 1843 as a country home for attorney William Lewis Morris. In the 19th century, Charles Darwin, Theodore Roosevelt's family, and Mark Twain leased the home because of its terrific views of the Hudson River and the New Jersey Palisades. In 1903, George W. Perkins, a partner of J.P. Morgan, purchased Wave Hill House and began building gardens, greenhouses, terraces, a swimming pool, and a recreational facility. "The land was graded and contoured, rare trees and shrubs were planted on the broad lawns, and the gardens were created to blend harmoniously with the natural beauty of the Hudson River highlands." Wave Hill was deeded to the City of New York in 1960. Today it is maintained as a non-profit corporation that offers programs in horticulture, environmental education, woodland management, and the visual and performing arts.

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