Bronx River

H20:Bronx River Bike Tour

   Bronx River Bike Tour     Sunday November 6, Noon  Bronx, NY Map of the Williamsbridge Reservoir 1893 (DavidRumsey.com) Did you know that New York City tapped the Bronx River to supply citizens with drinking water in 1889?   The population of NYC grew so fast after the Croton Aqueduct began delivering fresh reliable water […]

NYC H2O:Bronx River Bike Tour

Bronx River Bike TourSunday, June 12, 2011Soundview Park Did you know that the Bronx River Is NYC’s only true fresh water river?  It was considered a source for NYC’s drinking water in the early 1830’s. By the end of the 1800’s it was labeled “an open sewer.”  The river has made a comeback since the […]

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