Ghosts of the Polo Grounds Shuttle

Janes Walk

Led By Tom Gaffney and Brad Farwell AND Brad Farwell, Municipal Art Society member

We will track the route of the northern end of the 9th Ave El, which in 1940 came to be known as the Polo Grounds Shuttle. Some remnants are plainly visible; some hidden in plain sight and some not so easy to spot. We will examine the impact of transit access to the Highbridge area of the Bronx, which rapidly developed from woods, marsh and farmland to a suburban community, and then to an urban community. We will climb hills and stairs during this walk.

Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.

Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:00 AM
1-2 hours

Borough: Bronx
Theme: History & Culture
abandoned Anderson-Jerome Avenues Station in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx
Anderson-Jerome Avenues Station. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Sapphire Williams. Modifications: photo cropped.
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