Hutchinson River, Bronx

At the city’s extreme northeast is Pelham Bay Park, a vast greensward that is three times the size of Central Park. One could not feel more distant from the city when visiting the park’s destinations: Orchard Beach, Bartow-Pell Mansion, Split Rock Golf Course, and the trails of Hunter Island and Twin Islands. On the inland side of the park is the Hutchinson River, known to most New Yorkers as the namesake of the parkway that follows its course.

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The river has a history relating to the conflict among Puritan colonists in New England that led to the English annexation of New Netherlands.

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Forgotten-NY Visits Reed’s Mill Lane

This week, Forgotten-NY published a photo essay on Reed’s Mill Lane, an obscure street in the Eastchester section of the Bronx. As its name suggests, it once took travelers to a mill that dammed Rattlesnake Brook.

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Most of the brook is channeled beneath the neighborhood, with the exception of Seton Falls Park, where the brook’s course includes a small waterfall.

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