Likely named in honor of William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), distinguished poet, journalist, and abolitionist, as well as a key figure in the organization of the Republican Party. Born in Cummington, Massachusetts, William Cullen Bryant moved to New York City in 1825, and became the editor of several newspapers including the New York Review, the New York Times and the New York Evening Post, of which he became co-owner. William Cullen Bryant is also the namesake of Manhattan's Bryant Park, located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, from 40th to 42nd Streets.
A very small triangle/plaza at Bryant Ave., Westchester Ave., Longfellow Ave. in the Bronx
Founded January 15, 1893 — 131 years ago
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