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Old March 13th, 2007, 01:35 AM   #1
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Walking in NYC (Mott Haven, The Bronx)

Ok today was a nice day and decided to go out and take lots of photos of this most talk about neighborhood in NYC. I walk alot and try to cover most of the neighborhood. So please enjoy my pics!


Mott Haven, The Bronx:

  • Mott Haven is a neighborhood of Bronx.
  • The community was named for Jordan Mott, who built an iron works here in 1828.
  • Elevation is 36 feet.
  • Bounded by East 149th Street, Saint Mary's Park, the Harlem River and the East River.
  • Piano manufacturing was an important industry from the late 1800s to the 1940s
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Mott Haven was the first neighborhood to give rise to the term "South Bronx". In the 1940s when the Bronx was usually divided into the East Bronx and West Bronx, a group of social workers identified a pocket of poverty in Mott Haven and called it the South Bronx. This pocket of poverty greatly expanded northward, following the post-war phenomenon colloquially referred to as white flight, reaching a peak in the 1970s when the North Bronx-South Bronx boundary reached Fordham Road. Today the North Bronx-South Bronx distinction remains more common than the traditional East Bronx-West Bronx distinction, and some still regard Fordham Road as the boundary.

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Old March 13th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #2
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Interesting. I'm not really too familar with The Bronx, but based on your photos it seems to be somewhat auto-centric. Is this true?
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Old March 13th, 2007, 01:41 AM   #3
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Interesting. I'm not really too familar with The Bronx, but based on your photos it seems to be somewhat auto-centric. Is this true?
Not really. I dont think is not any different than Brooklyn or even Manhattan. I think Queens and Staten Island are more auto-centric. You see more homes with parking in those two borougs than you will see in the Bronx.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 05:12 AM   #4
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Interesting. I'm not really too familar with The Bronx, but based on your photos it seems to be somewhat auto-centric. Is this true?
If you look at some of the pics, you will see subway entrances.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 06:16 PM   #5
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Old March 13th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #6
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great pictures
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Old March 13th, 2007, 10:52 PM   #7
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Great pics. This is kind of a strange looking place. It looks calm, though sort of mysterious at the same time.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #8
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Thanks for the comments guys.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 11:28 PM   #9
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Did you guys also notice that there is not alot of garbage on the sidewalks. Even though you can see many people walking on them. That is a NYC myth that the sidewalks and streets (especially in the South Bronx) are usually full of garbage.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 06:26 AM   #10
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great pics!
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Old March 14th, 2007, 04:27 PM   #11
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Thanks for the pics, Krull. Much nicer than what I would expect of the South Bronx (little graffiti, etc.). Is this considered a nicer part of the South Bronx?
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Nice Pictures ! It really does capture the spirit.

I love New-York!
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Lovely. The architecture looks good, the population seems quite cosmopolitan, and there is a lot of urban life in the place.
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Grade A photos of the Boogie Down.

Krull, what will be the next picture tour we will see from you ?
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Old March 14th, 2007, 08:42 PM   #15
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Interesting. I'm not really too familar with The Bronx, but based on your photos it seems to be somewhat auto-centric. Is this true?
I don't see much cars/parking space for such apartments

Nice serie. I like to see more like this, you usually only see Manhattan, but neighborhoods like Brooklyn and Queens are so much bigger.
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In pic 55, you can notice a old subway entrance that wasn't replaced with a modern one, and there is another like this at Court St in Brooklyn.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:37 PM   #17
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Thanks for the comments guys!
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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:45 PM   #18
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Thanks for the pics, Krull. Much nicer than what I would expect of the South Bronx (little graffiti, etc.). Is this considered a nicer part of the South Bronx?
Not at all! Actually this is the South Bronx that was burning in the 60's and 70's. All of those movies from the 60's to the 90's that were based on crime and abandonment in the Bronx were mostly based about this neighborhood. This neighborhood has change dramatically. It looks much cleaner, not alot of graffity. Lots of empty vacant lots have almost dissapear, abandon homes are non-existance, crime is way down, and new immigrants and others price out of other parts of the city are moving to the area. Especially hipsters and arts people (mainly white young people).
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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:49 PM   #19
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Grade A photos of the Boogie Down.

Krull, what will be the next picture tour we will see from you ?
You wil be surprice with my next photo tour. I am even considering East New York or Bushwick in Brooklyn! Or maybe not.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 03:08 AM   #20
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Fantastic. I remember reading about Mott Haven specifically and how bad it was in the 70's/80s, with crack houses and homeless everywhere. IT really looks like it's been revitalized into a solid working class neighbourhood.

And it has more charm and urbanity than 90% of American suburbs.

I gotta visit NYC some time
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