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“Second time around” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bronx Walk of Fame

Bronx Walk of Fame
161st St., Bronx, NY
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Ranked #12 of 26 Attractions in Bronx
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: This local landmark honors famous Bronx natives.
New Jersey
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“Second time around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This is a return visit after the new library building completed. This is a beautiful and interesting place to spend some time. It is something to experience as part of a visit to New York. As all universities grow it seems they crowd out more space when money becomes available to build. It is good that they managed to keep this peace of the old place. You do have to pass through a guarded gate now. I was with a tour group.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Once part of NYU, famed for Stanford White's Library & Fame Walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I remember finding myself as a boy on my first walk at a college campus. The former NYU Bronx satellite of New York University made for some memorable vistas. The famed Irish green Connemara marble entrance invited so many for so long to the impressive library, although at the time I knew nothing of its long standing recognition, except for how penetratingly visual it all seemed.

Nor was I yet aware of the genius of its prestigious architect -Stanford White - some of whose biography and escapades with Evelyn Nesbit, the vivacious vixen of her day memorialized in the red velvet swing, became fodder for much of E.L. Doctorow's near classic and delightful memoir and engrossing film of the same name: Ragtime.

Further along in the walk, there is the panoramic vista and curved memorial promenade highlighted by multiple busts of historic local figures forming what is referred to as the Walk of Fame. All in all, it's one of those places not necessarily compelling enough to most for a separate planned trip, but if one, in or near the area, makes the effort to hop off the Woodlawn 4 train or Major Deegan Parkway ( NYC extension of NY State thruway), it's an easy enough engagement, For others I know who've done it, it's normally also cited as well worth the effort.

Visited June 2013
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Valley Cottage, New York
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“Hidden treasure in the middle of the Bronx!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Settled in the back of Bronx Community College, this small monument to famous Bronxites sits on top of a large hill. While the highway is just below, all the trees and flora drown out the noise and on a spring or summer day, all you hear are the birds chirping as you walk along the antique walkway. Near each column is a statue or bust of a famous contributor to society who either was born or raised in the Bronx, and it is very tranquil yet entertaining. Never knew it was there until I took a class at BCC!

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