Day 128

Bronx Terminal Market shopping center

May 6th, 2012

This enormous shopping center (originally known as the Gateway Center), chock-full of big-box retailers, stands on the former sites of the Bronx Terminal Market (a wholesale food market where Fiorello La Guardia announced the city's ban on baby artichokes* in 1935) and the Bronx House of Detention (whose salvaged architectural ornaments, including the pictured eagle, now adorn the exterior of the shopping center).

* Check out this hilarious NY Times editorial addressing the artichoke ban's impingement on civil liberties.

One Comment

  1. Gigi says:

    I’m glad these ornaments were saved and used for the new shopping center.

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