Secrets of Rose Hill in the Bronx
Uncover the secrets of Rose Hill with Chief Experience Officer Justin Rivers!
- Learn how both Fordham and Rose Hill got their names (and discover a long-forgotten corresponding Rose Hill neighborhood in Manhattan)
- Explore the close connections between Edgar Allan Poe and the small band of Jesuits that shared the same Bronx neighborhood in the 1840’s
- See how Rose Hill and Grand Central Terminal are still intimately connected today and how the New York Central was pivotal to the success of the Fordham neighborhood and Rose Hill Campus
- Discover some of the oldest standing buildings in the Bronx and some of the oldest human artifacts from antiquity only a few feet away from the Fordham Metro North stop
- Stumble on Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel hiding in the Bronx
About the event:
Join Chief Experience Officer of Untapped New York and Fordham Rose Hill Alum Justin Rivers as he guides you through the history of one of the Bronx’s oldest institutes of higher learning and its influence on the Bronx and New York City itself. In this talk we’ll unpack hidden gems like how the Ram became the university’s beloved mascot and how the New York Central Railroad shaped the development of the Bronx.
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