Friday, December 07, 2007

Literanista: Culture in El Bronx

Thanks for the information about the Bronx, the former Borough President, once also on the New York City Landmarks Commission, and progressive and Democratic candidate for Mayor, Fernando "Freddie" Ferrer (NYC once had another Fernando, Mayor Fernando Wood, who dedicated the so-called Tweed Courthouse, headquarters today of the NYC Dept. of Education) should be included. One thing having been from the South Bronx until 1960, that I still think of is that the Capitol Dome of the US Congress was cast in the South Bronx and raised for just over $1 million for President Abraham Lincoln (Dion DiMucci should be included too) during the American Civil War, replacing the "hat box" an important symbol of unity thought he, his memorial also built in the Bronx.

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