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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

Orchard Beach
Photo of two children playing in the sand at Orchard Beach.

Parks Commissioner Robert Moses created the Bronx's only public beach -- running 1.1 miles and covering 115 acres -- on Long Island Sound. Built in the 1930s, Orchard Beach, nicknamed, "The Riviera of New York," consists of a sand beach, a promenade, a pavilion with food and shops, playgrounds, picnic areas, and multiple basketball, volleyball, and handball courts.

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