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Address: 181 St, University Avenue / Hall of Fame Terrace, Bronx, NY 10453
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Great view, serene place

Just a short train and bus ride north from Manhattan is the bronx Community College. At the endge of the campus is the wonderful Hall of FAme of Great Americans. It is a... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
New York City

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New York City
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121 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Just a short train and bus ride north from Manhattan is the bronx Community College. At the endge of the campus is the wonderful Hall of FAme of Great Americans. It is a wonderful stroll past interetsing busts, with a view not ot be missed.

Thank MikeDana2
Pereira, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Growing up a few blocks away from Bronx Community College formally N.Y.U. Campus mid 60's on Harrison ave. attending P.S.91 that campus was always a joy as a youngster walking with my friends especially towards the rear of the campus where the hall of fame is located many very nice memories, worth the trip and I guess the tour!

1 Thank Ralph8119
Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

This is a good introduction to famous Americans that would be an excellent experience for new immigrants or children up to teen age.

Thank YerBuddy
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We had a guided tour of the Hall of Fame as well as the old NYU library which was also designed by Stanford White and the new library designed by Robert Stern. Our guide was most knowledgeable about the 100 or so people selected for this honor. You discover important people in fields that have made significant contributions to our... More 

Thank Jean-Paul M
Saint Cloud, Florida
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This place is located in the Bronx Community College campus and its amazing walking through it. Inspirational knowing all those face statues and their names plus what they had done. It makes you feel like you can take on the world.

1 Thank Eli A
Hebron, lsrael
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

The Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1892-1912) is a neo-Classical arcade, not a "hall," situated within Bronx Community College, CUNY (City University of New York). Here are the busts of dozens of famous Americans, in various fields, including statesmen, artists, authors, soldiers, scientists and others. Commendably, the roster includes, in addition to the predictable busts of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses... More 

Thank Dave S
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Perched atop the Bronx this is an interesting visit for history buffs. Quiet and secluded for a lovers stroll, cool in the summer, but wrap up warm in the winter months! Visit the rest of the buildings open to the public on the campus while you're there.

Thank ChelseaNicola
Bronx, New York
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I had to walk through this because construction was going on in the school and honesty i walk through it daily because its a good place to look at the people in the hall of fame.

Thank Spotlight051210
New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Located on the campus of Bronx Community Collge (the former home of NYU - New York University, before it moved to Manhattan in the 1970's), this entire campus - but especially the Hall Of Fame, is a secret, completely unknown GEM of history and architecture, located in the Bronx. I only stumbled onto it, by coincidence, years ago - it... More 

Thank VicEdee
New Jersey
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

My recent visit brought back many memories of walking here from home when I was a kid. I went back to the old ball field that my Dad took me to. Still there, nothing's changed. We drove throughout the park and stopped in a few familiar places. Wonderful scenery. You don't have to go far to enjoy a great Fall... More 

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