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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

New York City parks are now open. We continue to urge caution in parks under wintry conditions: parks paths can be slippery, snow cover can cover frozen lakes and bodies of water, and branches may have fallen. If you see a fallen branch call 311.

Some recreation centers will open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today with limited staffing.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

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Mount Hope Garden

Creston Ave. bet. E. Burnside Ave. and E


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This site, on Creston Avenue between East Burnside Avenue and East 179th Street in the Mount Hope section of the Bronx, is named for the neighborhood in which it resides. The name refers to the high elevation of this portion of the borough.

This area was largely farmland until 1841, when the New York and Harlem Railroad opened a station that soon became the center of a village. In the 1850s, Postmaster Hiram Tarbox named the village Tremont, after the three major hills in the area (Fairmount, Mount Eden, and Mount Hope). Tremont comprises several smaller neighborhoods, including Claremont, Mount Eden, and Mount Hope. Mount Hope is centered on Tremont Avenue. Burnside Avenue honors the Civil War (1861-1865) general, Ambrose E. Burnside (1824-1881). Burnside’s unique and extensive facial hair was the inspiration for the term “sideburns.”

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Mount Hope Garden Weather

  • Wed
    Becoming Sunny
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    Increasing Clouds
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow
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