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Bedford Park, the Bronx

Bedford Park, the Bronx

Bedford Park is an elegant and diverse residential community characterized by well-maintained pre-war apartment buildings and free-standing homes from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The adjoining Mosholu Parkway and the New York Botanical Garden give the neighborhood a bucolic character. Unfortunately, the neighborhood is facing significant development pressures, so the Bedford Mosholu Community Association has mobilized to safeguard the community’s history and character and protect the neighborhood from out-of-scale development. The group intends to raise awareness of the area’s historic quality and to submit a proposal for Historic District status to the Landmarks Preservation Commission.