New Exhibit Captures Bronx Parks 'Before They Were Parks'

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The mansion condemned for Henry Hudson Parkway, courtesy NYC Parks Department

Can you imagine your favorite Bronx park as a landfill? How about as a jail? The city's Parks Department has put these images to life with “Before They Were Parks,” an exhibition on the history of NYC parks and their journey to becoming green.

The exhibition features 19 vintage and contemporary photographs of Bronx locations, including properties condemned for the Henry Hudson Parkway and the historic burial plot of the Van Cortlandt family,