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The NYC Traveler in NYC: Wave Hill, The Bronx

Updated: Jan 13

The NYC Traveler in NYC:

Wave Hill, the Bronx

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1. Located in the Hudson Hill section in Riverdale, in the Bronx, you will soon realize why that section is called Hudson Hill. Beautiful views of the Hudson River await you.

View of the Hudson River, from Wave Hill, The Bronx, NYC

2. The mansion, Wave Hill House, was built in 1843, with a series of owners and occupants, including Mark Twain, who leased it in 1901. The house burned down and was rebuilt in 1927. The 1960's owners deeded it to NYC and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

Wave Hill Mansion, The Bronx, NYC

3. In addition to the mansion, there is Glyndor Gallery, another house on the property that normally holds exhibits and other events.

Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, The Bronx, NYC

4. The focus is the gardens: outdoor settings, greenhouses and the grounds themselves, where you are free to sit, read, stroll and use it as your private retreat.

Wave Hill, The Bronx, overlooking the Hudson River

5. You can also take a couple of short hikes on the trails that circle the property: identify trees, do some bird watching and get a little exercise.

Walk the grounds of Wave Hill, The Bronx, NYC

Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center

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