Several historic monuments offer look at the Bronx borough history

There are many historic monuments located throughout the Bronx. However, some residents may not realize the hidden treasures offer a look at the borough?s history.

At Henry Hudson Park there is artwork to remember Henry Hudson, who came to the Bronx in 1609. In Joyce Gilmore Park, across the street from the Bronx county courthouse, there are several monuments that tell important stories, such as a fountain to honor poet Heinrich Heina.

Down Fox Street, there is a piece created by Puerto Rican Rafael Ferrer that was built in the late 1970s. According to the parks department, the sculpture depicts the sun between two palm trees.

The parks department is responsible for maintaining all of the borough?s sculptures.

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