The program operates daily throughout the school year allowing children to complete their homework, develop social skills, improve study habits, enjoy experiences with arts and crafts, drama, music, technology, and interact in play. The Community Center provides ample outdoor space for organized play including a basketball court, deck area, swing set and additional equipment. Included are monthly field trips to various venues such as sporting events and activities at nearby Robert Morris University, swimming at the Sewickley YMCA, theater performances at Our Lady of Sacred Heart High School, horseback riding, hay rides and fishing at Youthtowne.
Scout July 30, 49 Comments Last week, I was driving around in a southeastern area of the Bronx… …when the road I was following came to an abrupt end, with a series of signs forcing me to turn right.
I turned… …and all of a sudden, it was like I was in a completely different world. The streets had become insanely narrow, barely wide enough for a standard car width.
Some even appeared to be in a state of abandonment, with overgrowth suggesting that it had been a long time since anyone had driven down them.
I continued exploring, expecting this to just be a fluke, but the next road was the same… …and so was the next. Meanwhile, the streets seemed to be uniformly lined with squat little houses, especially unusual for the Bronx.
Some appeared to be abandoned… …though flowers continue to grow at this one: Others were very nicely maintained… …and in fact, if you were able to step back far enough, it all began to take on the feel a beachfront community.
Harding Park began its modern life in the early s as a summer resort community for New Yorkers looking to escape the city.
The primary land owner at the time was one Thomas Higgs, who owned an amusement park on the western side of the point. In the s, he began dividing his land up and created a series of tightly packed bungalows for rental, many of which still exist today.
These became permanent residences following World War II. Some seem untouched from the days when a tourist would take the ferry over from College Point for an overnight stay away from the city: Others have been updated in a variety of ways. For example, the neighbor I was speaking to had expanded her house to double the standard bungalow width.
Others still have only been moderately updated. Driving around Harding Park feels like an otherworldly experience for more reasons than its narrow streets and miniature houses. Then, every twenty minutes or so, a plane heading into LaGuardia will fly over at ridiculously low altitudes.
And some of the neighbors have some pretty quirky items in their yards. The perimeter road offers gorgeous views of Manhattan… …and some prime fishing spots as well.
Finally, as if to cap the unexpectedness of it all off, as I was heading out, I passed what I can only assume is the only desert in New York City. Harding Park is a very unusual place.
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