Sergey Kadinsky is the author of the book “Hidden Waters of New York City” and the companion “Hidden Waters blog.” This section on the Hutch gives a detailed account of the history, geography, and current state of the river. Kadinsky will be giving a lecture on the Hutch and other Northeast Bronx waters this Sunday, Apr. 2 at 2pm at the Bartow-Pell Mansion on Shore Road.
About the author: “Sergey Kadinsky is an analyst at the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and an adjunct professor of history at Touro College.
He is a licensed tour guide who paid his way through college atop the double-decker Gray Line buses.
Kadinsky is a contributor to Forgotten New York, a local history website. His articles on the city’s history appeared in New York Post, New York Daily News, and Queens Chronicle, among other publications.”
At the city’s extreme northeast is Pelham Bay Park, a vast greensward that is three times the size of Central Park. One could not feel more distant from the city when visiting the park’s destinations: Orchard Beach, Bartow-Pell Mansion, Split Rock Golf Course, and the trails of Hunter Island and Twin Islands. On the inland side of the park is the Hutchinson River, known to most New Yorkers as the namesake of the parkway that follows its course.
The river has a history relating to the conflict among Puritan colonists in New England that led to the English annexation of New Netherlands.
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