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1010 East 178th Street
Bronx, NY 10463
(718) 589-8330 Fax (718) 861-4493

Street Boundaries
East Tremont Avenue/Boston Road
178th Street/Vyse Avenue
Subway Lines
2, 5 to East Tremont Avenue (Bronx Zoo Stop)
Bus Lines
BX9, BX21, BX36 BX40, Q44 to East
Tremont Avenue and Boston Road

NAMED AFTER: ARTHUR MURPHY (1868 - 1922) – The first Democratic Party Chairman in Bronx County, Murphy served on the New York City Board of Aldermen in the early 1900s. Murphy had a liquor, cigar and real estate business in the Bronx, where he had settled after completing his studies at Ottawa University. He was a member of the general committee of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party power base. He was the party's first Bronx leader after it became a separate county in1914. Murphy maintained his own political club in his saloon near Bronx Borough Hall. Arthur Murphy Square in his old district at Third Avenue and 181st Street bears his name. Murphy Houses is in the Bronx.