The Bronx’s Grand Concourse

Janes Walk


Led By Andrew Garn

The Grand Concourse is the iconic spine of this diverse neighborhood that features at its centerpiece the new Yankee Stadium and the majestic art-deco Bronx County Courthouse. It is also dotted with parks and sublime deco apartment building gems built in the 1930s and 40s. Following WWI, the area received its first great wave of immigration including Jews, Irish, and Italians, then the expansion of the subway system facilitated rapid development of the Concourse area. Influenced by the City Beautiful movement throughout the United States, New York modeled the Grand Boulevard and Concourse (later shortened to Grand Concourse) after the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

We will meet at the confluence of 3 subway lines, B, D and 4 and walk approximately one mile, first up the hill of 161st to see the Joyce Kilmer fountain and the court house. We will continue to the Grand Concourse, then a possible visit inside to an actual art deco apartment in an Emory Roth building. We will work our way up the Concourse to see other fine deco apartment buildings, the Bronx Museum of Art, the Andrew Freedman house finally ending at the Fish Building. Capped at 22 please
Location Information

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


Sunday, May 7, 2023
11:00 AM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Bronx
Theme: Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Language: English
Entry of 1150 Grand Concourse. Photo: Andrew Garn ©.