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Re: 1950s -60s BRONX ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY OR NOT?


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Posted by Mike on Thursday, January 10th 2019:

In Reply to: Re: 1950s -60s BRONX ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY OR NOT? posted by Mike L on Thursday, December 27th 2018:

I hate to break it to you, but not only were the buildings and streets in Parkchester planned, so was the population. Ever wonder why you rarely saw Jews or Blacks growing up?

The earliest environmental plan in the US was the construction of the Bronx River Parkway and adjacent park lands. Prior to that, it was an open sewer. Here's what it used to look like:

www dot westnet dot com/~mfrank/Bronx%20river.jpg

This photo was taken near the Mt Vernon border, around 1914.


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