Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Serrano Presents Resolution Honoring 100th Anniversary of Grand Concourse

Mar 1, 2010
Blog Post

Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan and Executive Director of The Bronx County Historical Society Dr. Gary “Doc” Hermalyn joined Serrano for the event and delivered remarks on the significance of the Concourse in the development of the borough. They also thanked Serrano for introducing the bill, which highlights the architectural features of Bronx County’s premier boulevard and lists some of the accomplished figures who have made the Concourse their home over the years.

The event was held at the new Poe Cottage Visitor’s Center, a New York City Parks Department project that is scheduled to open in the early summer. Bronx Borough Parks Commissioner Hector Aponte was on hand to provide guests with a walk-through of the new center and a tour of Poe Cottage, the home of American novelist and poet Edgar Allan Poe. Located on the Grand Concourse at Kingsbridge Road, this historic home will undergo renovations later on this year, thanks in part to a Save America’s Treasures grant Serrano secured for the project.

 Serrano presenting the resolution

 Serrano presenting the statement to (from l to r) Dr. Gary Hermalyn, Exec Director, The Bronx County Historical Society; Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan; Parks Borough Commissioner Hector Aponte; Bronx Chamber of Commerce President Lenny Caro;Eliezer Pertuz from NYC Parks and Nahn Tseng from NYC Parks Historic House Trust