Working table of Bronx New Deal Projects

Frank da Cruz
Most recent update: Wed Jul 25 09:30:31 2018

This is my working table of possible Bronx New Deal projects. I'm adding new items as I discover them. The Project column contains the current name for the project; note that many parks and playground have been renamed, so you might not find these names in the confirming documents, only the locations. By "project" I mean a site or facility that was constructed or renovated or improved or expanded with New Deal labor and/or financing. The V column tells whether I have verified the item as a New Deal project:

The P column says whether I've photographed it yet (if so, the "Y" is a link to the photos).

With only a few exceptions, this table does not include "invisible" infrastructure work... power, sewage, water, etc. As of 19 October 2017, the table can be sorted on any column by clicking the desired column heading, and clicking it again to reverse the order.
Sites in list:  158    Verified:  119    Photographed:  78 [See all NYC Parks Dept New Deal projects]
Project Location V P
227th Street Playground Bronx Park at East 227th Street Y Y
Alexander's Alley East 141st Street, Willis-Alexander Aves. U N
Allerton Avenue improvements Pearsall Ave to Eastchester Road Y N
Allerton ball fields In Bronx Park on Kazimiroff Blvd Y Y
Arthur Avenue Retail Market 2321 Hughes Ave Y N
Astor Avenue improvements Wallace Avenue to Eastchester Road Y N
Bailey Playground Bailey Avenue and West 234th Street Y Y
Barry Plaza East 173rd St., Clay and Anthony Aves. U N
Beach Avenue improvements Bronx River to Sound View Avenues Y N
Bell Tower Park Riverdale Avenue and West 239th Street U N
Belmont Playground Crotona and Belmont Avenues, 181-182 Street Y Y
Ben Abrams Playground Bronx Park East, Lydig Avenue T Y
Boulevard Station Post Office 1132 Southern Boulevard Y N
Brady Playground Bronx Park East, Bronxdale Avenue T Y
Bronx Botanical Garden (rebuilt walkways) (aka New York Botanical Garden) Bronx Park Y N
Bronx County Jail River Avenue and East 151st St. (demolished) Y N
Bronx County Building [Courthouse] 851 Grand Concourse at 161st Street. Y Y
Bronx General Post Office 558 Grand Concourse at 149th Street. Y Y
Bronx Park ball fields (Trojan Courts) Bronx Park East at Brady Avenue Y Y
Bronx Park landscaping and path network North end of Bronx Park Y Y
Bronx Rockline borings and data maps Entire Bronx Y N
Bronx Terminal Market Buildings B & D, 1934-35 149th and Exterior Streets Y Y
Bronx Terminal Market Freight Shed 1938-39 150th and Exterior Streets Y Y
Bronx Whitestone Bridge Peninsula between Sound View and Throgs Neck Y Y
Bronx Zoo (remodeled buildings) Bronx Park T N
Brust Park Manhattan College Pkwy, Dash Place U N
Bryan Park East Fordham and Kingsbridge Roads U N
Bufano Park Bedford and Waterbury Avenues Y Y
Buhre Avenue improvements Mulford Ave to Eastern Blvd Y N
Carnegie Library Hunts Point Branch, 877 Southern Boulevard Y N
Cedar Playground Cedar Avenue and 179th Street Y N
City Island Firehouse Schofield Street Y Y
Charlton Garden East 164th Street and Cauldwell Avenue U N
Claremont Park Mt. Eden, Teller, Morris, Clay Avenues Y Y
Colucci Playground Hutch, Mayflower, Wilkinson Avenues U N
Croes Avenue improvements Story to Westchester Avenues Y N
Crosby Avenue improvements Middletown Road to Eastern Boulevard Y N
Crotona Park 174th St and Fulton Ave Y Y
Crotona Swimming Pool in Crotona Park Y Y
Devoe Park (two playgrounds) Fordham Road, Sedwick and University Aves Y Y
DeWitt Clinton High School (murals) Mosholu Pkwy, Goulden and Paul Avenues Y Y
Dunbar Playground Cauldwell Ave, E.161-165 St. Y N
East 222nd Street improvements Carpenter Ave to Boston Road Y N
Eastern Boulevard Paving Middletown Road to Westchester Ave Y N
Evander Childs High School (murals) 800 East Gun Hill Road Y Y
Ewen Park 231st Street between Johnson and Riverdale Aves T N
Ferry Point Park Peninsula between Sound View and Throgs Neck Y Y
Fieldston Firehouse 4550 Henry Hudson Pkwy East Y Y
Frank Frisch Field (Mosholu Ball Field) Webster Ave, 201st St to Mosholu Pkwy Y Y
Franklin Avenue Armory Repairs Franklin Ave and E 166th Street Y N
Franz Sigel Park Next to Bronx County Courthouse U N
French Charley's Playground Bronx Park, 204th Street and Webster Avenue Y Y
Garrison Playground East 146th Street, Walton Ave, Grand Concourse Y Y
Goble Playground Goble Place, Macombs Road, Inwood Avenue U N
Grand Concourse (widening) 153-161 Streets Y N
Hackett Park Riverdale Avenue and W.254th Street U N
Harris Field 205th Street, Goulden and Paul Avenues Y Y
Haviland Avenue improvements Castle Hill Ave to Zerega Ave Y N
Hawkins Park City Island Avenue U N
Henry Hudson Bridge Spuyten Duyvil Y Y
Henry Hudson Memorial Riverdale Y Y
Henry Hudson Park Riverdale T N
Henry Hudson Parkway Spuyten Duyvil to Yonkers Y Y
Heritage Field Walton Avenue and Grand Concourse U N
Highbridge Park University Avenue opposite 170th Street Y N
Hilton White Playground Cauldwell Avenue, E161-163 Streets Y N
Hines Park (playground) Fulton Avenue and E.167th St. Y N
Hunts Point Playground Hunts Point, Spofford Avenues and Faile St Y N
Hutchinson River Parkway Southern extension Y N
IND B and D subway lines* Grand Concourse Y Y
Jane Addams High School Tinton and Union Aves 162-163 St Y Y
Jerome Park Next to reservoir on Goulden Ave T N
Jerome Park Reservoir gate houses Sedgwick, Goulden, Reservoir Avenues Y Y
Jerome Park Reservoir repairs Sedgwick, Goulden, Reservoir Avenues Y Y
Jerome Slope East 165th Street and Jerome Avenue U N
Joyce Kilmer Park Grand Concourse, Walton Avenue, 161-164 St Y Y
Kingsbridge Armory repairs Jerome Avenue and Kingsbridge Road Y Y
Layton Avenue improvements Shore Drive to Eastern Blvd Y N
Lehman College (campus + original buildings) Goulden Ave Y Y
Leland Avenue improvements O'Brien to Randall Avenue Y N
Lurting Avenue improvements Rhinelander to Morris Park Avenue Y N
Lozada Playground East 135th Street, Willis and Alexander Avenues Y N
Lincoln Hospital maternity building 149th Street, Park and Morris Ave T N
Macombs Dam Bridge improvements West 161st Street and East River Y Y
Macombs Dam Park (playgrounds) Near Yankee Stadium (demolished) Y Y
Morris Heights Station Post Office 2024 Jerome Avenue Y N
Morrisania Station Post Office 442 E 167th Street Y N
Mosholu Golf Course Van Cortlandt Park Y Y
Mosholu Parkway Extension Van Cortlandt Park Y Y
Mosholu Parkway Reconstruction Van Cortlandt Park to Bronx Park T N
Mosholu Parkway Repaving Van Cortlandt Park to Navy Avenue T N
Mosholu Playground Mosholu Parkway and Bainbridge Ave U N
Mott Haven Station Post Office 517 E 139th St Y N
Mott Playground Morris Avenue, McClellan and East 166th Street U N
Mount Eden Malls Mount Eden Avenue U N
Mullaly Park Jerome-River Avenues, 164th Street T N
NYPL Hunts Point Branch expansion 877 Southern Boulevard Y N
Noble Playground Bronx River Pkwy and 177th St Y Y
Old Fort Four Park Sedgwick, Reservoir, and Webb Avenues Y Y
Olinville Playground Bronx Boulevard, 219th Street Y Y
Orchard Beach and Bathhouse Pelham Bay Y Y
Owen F. Dolen Park Westchester, Tremont, Lane Avenues Y Y
Patterson Playground East 148th St., Morris and College Aves. U N
Pedestrian Bridge 204th Street and Webster Avenue Y Y
Pelham Bay Park Hunters Island and Twin Island Y Y
Pelham Bay Park Golf Course improvements Y Y
Pelham Bay Park Isaac L Rice Memorial Section (60 acres) Y N
Pelham Parkway bicycle path Bronx Park East to ??? Y Y
People's Park 141st Street, Brook and St. Ann's Avenues Y Y
Philip J. Abinanti Elementary School PS108 1166 Neill Ave at Yates Ave Y Y
Phyllis Post Goodman Park Kappock Street at Henry Hudson Parkway U N
Poe Park Jerome and Creston Avenues, East 193rd Street U Y
Powell Avenue improvements Virginia to Olmstead Avenue Y N
Public School 11 (murals) Ogden Ave 168-169 Street near Major Deegan Y N
Public School 76 900 Adee Avenue at Bronxwood Ave T N
Pulaski Park Bruckner Blvd, Willis Ave and Brown Pl Y N
Ranaqua Park East 135th Street, Willis Ave and Brown Place U Y
Ranaqua Parks Dept Headquarters Bronx Park East at Sagamore Street Y Y
Reiss Field In Bronx Park at Reiss Place Y Y
Reservoir Oval Resurfacing Norwood Y Y
Reverend Polite Playground Intervale Ave, 167th-168th Street U N
Richard R. Green JHS 113 3710 Barnes Avenue Y Y
Rienzi Playground White Plains Rd, Barnes Ave, 225-226 St Y Y
Rikers Island Tree Nursury and Garden Rikers Island Y N
Rosewood Playground Bronx Park, Bronx Park East and Rosewood Street Y Y
Samuel Gompers High School (murals) 455 Southern Boulevard Y N
Seton Falls Park Baychester Ave and 233 St. T N
Sewer Reconstruction Under Exterior Street Y N
Soundview Park Across Bronx River from Hunts Point T N
Split Rock Golf Course and Clubhouse Pelham Bay Park Y Y
St. James Park 193rd St; Jerome, Morris, Creston Aves Y Y
St. Mary's Park 149th St, St.Marys St, St.Anns Ave, Jackson Ave Y Y
Strong Street Playground Reservoir Ave, 197th and Strong Streets Y Y
SUNY Maritime College Fort Schuyler campus Y Y
Taylor Avenue improvements Watson and Van Nest Avenues Y N
Theodore Roosevelt High School (mosaic) 500 E Fordham Road Y N
Theriot Avenue improvements Randall to Seward Avenue Y N
Tremont Park E Tremont Ave, 3rd Ave, Arthur Ave, 175th St Y N
Triborough Bridge Mott Haven, 138 St, St.Anns and Cypress Aves Y Y
Underhill Avenue repairs Metcalf Ave to Grant Circle. Y N
Van Cortlandt Golf Course Van Cortlandt Park Y Y
Van Cortlandt Parade Ground Van Cortlandt Park Y Y
Van Cortlandt Southwest Playground Van Cortlandt Park Y Y
Van Cortlandt Stadium Broadway and 240th St. Y Y
Van Nest Park Van Nest Ave and White Plains Road Y Y
Vincent Ciccarone Playground 188th Street and Arthur Avenue T N
Wakefield Station Post Office 4165 White Plains Road Y N
Waring Playground Bronx Park East, Waring Avenue Y Y
Washington's Walk Along Jerome Park Reservoir Y Y
Watson Gleason Playground Watson, Gleason, Noble, Rosedale Aves. Y Y
West Farms Station Post Office 362 Devoe Avenue Y Y
Westchester Avenue Bridge Over the Bronx River Y N
Williamsbridge Oval 208th Street and Bainbridge Avenue Y Y
Williamsbridge Road Paving E Tremont Ave to Boston Road Y N
Willis Avenue Bridge resurfacing Over the East River Y Y
University Woods Cedar and Sedgwick Aves at W 180th St U N
Young Park Van Nest Avenue at E. 180 Street U N
Zimmerman Playground Allerton and Barker Ave and Britton Street Y Y
* Although the IND subway lines were largely funded by the PWA, the exact funding and labor involved is not totally clear for every segment. Nevertheless it can safely be said that the IND B and D lines were constructed at least in large part with New Deal labor and funding.