Crotona Parkway Malls

Crotona Parkway Malls [OpenStreetMap]

These malls are named after Crotona Park, the largest park in the southern portion of the Bronx, and the sixth largest park in the borough. The park was to be named after the Bathgates until a Parks engineer had a spat with the family and instead named it Crotona, after Croton, a Greek colony known for its athletes. The Crotona Malls were designed to follow Crotona Parkway for nine blocks between Crotona Park and Bronx Park.

A large mall at Crotona Pkwy bet. Bronx Park South and E 175 St in the Bronx

Founded December 12, 1888 — 136 years ago

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