Bronx, New York: Plaque: Ernie Bushmiller Born Here (Gone)

A plaque on a building in a community garden marked the birthplace of the comic strip artist who created Nancy.

United We Stand Garden

United We Stand Garden. Exit 1 off the Major Deagen Expressway (Rte. 87) or Exit 45 off the Bruckner Expressway. E. 137th St. between St. Anns and Cypress Aves, north side,
2018: Reported gone. Local health policies may affect hours and access.

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Plaque: Ernie Bushmiller Born Here

Sad to report that the Ernie Bushmiller plaque is no more. I visited the garden yesterday and the guys there said the plaque was removed along with the building it was on when the garden was renovated a couple of years ago. The Watcher, the slightly larger-than-life size statue of a man looking at the ground through a pair of binoculars, remains watchful on the 138th St. side of the park.

[Joe Schumacher, 11/01/2018]
Cartoonist Ernie Bushmiller Birthplace

In the Point Morris section of the Bronx, there is a community garden called The United We Stand Community Garden, a part of St. Luke's Park. There is a plaque marking the building in the park as an "International Historic Site," as it is the birthplace in 1905 of "Nancy" comic strip artist Ernie Bushmiller!

[Kerby Lovallo, 09/08/2006]

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