Category Archives: Bronx

Francis Martin Branch Library, Bronx, NY

 The Francis Martin Branch of the New York Public Library is a surprisingly prominent building, occupying a curved stretch of University Avenue across from Bronx Community College. The building’s design works with the curve, stretching its length with a prominent … Continue reading

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Cruger Avenue Synagogue, Bronx, NY

This synagogue from 1964 sits off Pelham Parkway surrounded by earlier brick apartment buildings and homes. Today it seems largely empty although possibly still in use. There are a number of former or abandoned synagogues in the area as the … Continue reading

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Saint Athanasius School, Bronx, NYC

One of many mid-century Catholic schools in the Bronx, St. Anthansius stands out due to its connection with a former mayor of New York City. Mayor Robert Wagner laid the cornerstone of the school himself on September 26, 1965. Wagner had … Continue reading

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Mundane Mondays: Riverdale Branch Library, Bronx, NYC

Today’s submission comes from longtime reader David Lurie, who has submitted some great examples of Mid-Century Mundanity. This one was completely unknown to me and is a wonderful glass and brick structure with a prominent A-frame facade. Robert L. Bien … Continue reading

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Young Israel of Moshulu Parkway, Bronx, NYC

The Young Israel temple sits tucked away off Moshulu Parkway at the corner of East 208th Street and Steuben Avenue. According to several articles, the congregation is now quite small (less than a dozen at any one time) and there … Continue reading

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Mundane Mondays: Holy Cross R. C. Church, Bronx, NYC

  Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church is actually part of a larger complex including a school, gymnasium and convent dating from 1955. The current church’s cornerstone was laid in 1966 and the building was opened in 1968. A school annex … Continue reading

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St Mary Star of the Sea, City Island, NYC

St. Mary Star of the Sea is located close to the entrance to City Island on City Island Avenue, next to the Samuel Pell House, one of the oldest houses on the island. It was built in 1958-59 and is the third … Continue reading

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