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Boone Slope

N/B Cross Bronx Exwy Exit Ramp bet. Boone Av and W Farms Rd


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

Located on the south side of the Cross-Bronx Expressway, bounded by its namesake, Boone Avenue, and West Farms Road, the origin of Boone Slope’s peculiar name is uncertain. It has been suggested that the land was originally named for John H. Bones, a late 19th century landowner who lived in the area. The reason for the corruption in the name may come from the sensibilities of local residents: maps of 1883 show a small cemetery nearby, making Bones a somewhat inappropriate name for the surrounding streets and greenery.

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