John F. Kennedy legacy lives on in the Bronx 50 years after assassination

Picture taken on June 26, 1963 shows then US President John F Kennedy (L) giving a speech at the Schoeneberg city hall in Berlin, where he said his famous German sentence 'Ich bin ein Berliner' (I am a Berliner) to underline the support of the United States for West Germany and his empathy for people living in the divided city of Berlin.

Picture taken on June 26, 1963 shows then US President John F Kennedy (L) giving a speech at the Schoeneberg city hall in Berlin, where he said his famous German sentence 'Ich bin ein Berliner' (I am a Berliner) to underline the support of the United States for West Germany and his empathy for people living in the divided city of Berlin. (11/22/13)

THE BRONX - The Bronx is remembering President John F. Kennedy's strong ties to the borough on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

The late 35th president lived on Independence Avenue in Riverdale for a short period of time during his childhood in a home that many say is still a source of pride in the neighborhood. He also attended the Riverdale Country School, even after moving to Westchester County.

Borough historian Lloyd Ultan says JFK was proud of his Bronx roots and bragged about it during a campaign stop in Fordham. He had also visited the now defunct Concourse Plaza Hotel near Yankee Stadium, and his legacy lives on in Marble Hill at the John F. Kennedy campus.

Ultan says that Kennedy's accused killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, once lived in the Tremont section of the borough.  

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