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Thanks for that discovery, Peter and Nick. I wonder if CongressBridge was just too much of a mouthful. Spuytenbridge would have been a little better, but Kingsbridge is a lot easier. And I’m with you on the Triboro and the Tappan Zee!June 30, 2021 at 3:49 am in reply to: Ethical Culture Fieldston Campus and Lincoln’s Collector #2025
Fascinating history. Thanks, Nick! o that’s how Kingsbridge became an official name. I’m sorry to see “Spuyten Duyvil” disappear from the road’s name, but as Bronxologist notes, I guess it didn’t really lead to Spuyten Duyvil anymore.
Great find! And what a lovely illustration of the foundry. Didn’t realize the railroad used to have water on both sides of it at Spuyten Duyvil.
Thanks, Nick. Good to know that my Irish kinsmen were growing their potatoes along with all those crops — and had plenty of milk. And I had no idea that Boss Tweed had a farm up there — including what is now Tibbetts Brook Park, I gather.March 15, 2021 at 2:58 am in reply to: Was the Albany Post Road earlier known as a “Mill Path?” #1895
Fascinating, Nick. I see that the Albany Post Road is parallel to Broadway in this map. Did it generally go along the route of Broadway up through Yonkers and Westchester?March 1, 2021 at 9:17 pm in reply to: On this Date – February 26, 1676 – NY Council asks Westchester Lenape to Return #1890
Fascinating! Thanks, Nick!
That’s a lot of work for $10.50. Although I guess it was a lot more back then. Thanks for the post!
Great article, Nick. Thanks! So this house stood near the baseball field in the lower half of Henry Hudson Park, where there’s now a utility shed?August 20, 2019 at 8:06 pm in reply to: The Spuyten Duyvil and Port Morris Railroad – Part 2: Through the Hill #1102
Great post, Nick! Thank you! I had no idea there used to be a causeway in front of my old home at the Villa Rosa Bonheur. I gather they filled in the shoreline out to the tracks at some point — and that’s why we have a park there now.