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Old June 19th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #1
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Walking in NYC (Bedford Park, The Bronx)

Welcome to another of my NYC neighborhood tours! This is Bedford Park. Located on the North section of the Bronx. This is a diverse working class neighborhood. The tallest towers in the Bronx are located here. They are called the Tracey Towers and are both 41 floors. Please enjoy my tour!


Bedford Park, Bronx

Bedford Park is a neighborhood in the borough of the Bronx in New York City bounded by Mosholu Parkway to the north, Bronx Park and Webster Avenue to the east, 194th Street and Kingsbridge Road to the south, and Goulden Avenue to the west. It borders the neighborhoods of Norwood, Fordham, and Kingsbridge.

As a low-rise residential neighborhood, Bedford Park has a "skyline" of mostly five-story walkups. The most noticeable exception to this are the Tracey Towers, two 41-story apartment buildings close to the Jerome Park Reservoir. Designed by noted architect Paul Rudolph, they were completed in 1972 as a part of New York City's Mitchell Lama housing development initiative, aimed at allowing moderate-to-middle income families to stay in the area.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedford_Park,_Bronx


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2. The trains D and the B go right under the Grand Concourse.


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6. Grand Concourse has a great collection of Art Deco style buildings.


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30. I like that street curve. There a few more in the neighborhood.


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46. I like that house. Looks so proud next to that apartment building.


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52. Those underpasses are so interesting. The subway goes underneath there aswell.


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70. The elevated train. The number 4 line goes thru there.

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Old June 19th, 2007, 02:28 AM   #2
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great shots!

why this area doesn't look good at all? :-S
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Old June 19th, 2007, 02:42 AM   #3
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without a doubt my favorite neighborhood in the city, i've said it so many times on this site. although some of your pics are going into kingsbridge/university
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Old June 19th, 2007, 02:44 AM   #4
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man i'm getting way too many memories looking at this!
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Old June 19th, 2007, 05:59 AM   #5
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What a surprice of a neighborhood in the Bronx! I could live there. I will never expect something like this in the Bronx. Some of those buildings are so historic and nice looking. Great job my friend!
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Old June 19th, 2007, 09:31 AM   #6
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Gentrification is starting to pick up there recently.
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Old June 19th, 2007, 03:51 PM   #7
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without a doubt my favorite neighborhood in the city, i've said it so many times on this site. although some of your pics are going into kingsbridge/university
Are you sure? I try to stay North of 194th street (and Kingsbridge Road) and East of Jerome Avenue. Some parts does look like kingsbridge and University Heights though.
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Old June 19th, 2007, 04:00 PM   #8
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why this area doesn't look good at all? :-S
Are you asking a question or is that an opinion?

The area is for the most part a working class neighborhood. So this area is not known to be a Middle Class or Upper Class areas. But this area is not a poor neighborhood either. Crime is relatively lower in this part of the Bronx compared to what seems to happen in the South Bronx.
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Old June 19th, 2007, 04:23 PM   #9
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It definately looks like the Bronx! but its hardly a hole, some nice solid looking buildings there.
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Old June 19th, 2007, 10:55 PM   #10
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nice
the art deco buildings are great
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Old June 20th, 2007, 05:26 AM   #11
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Awesome place! I totally enjoy the tour. Thanks for the nice walk in New York.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 05:30 AM   #12
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What a nice street!



I also love this unique looking building, so New York,

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Old June 20th, 2007, 08:15 PM   #13
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Hey thank you guys for the comments! I really appreciated! Just wait for my next NYC walking tour!
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Old June 21st, 2007, 06:31 AM   #14
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Here is a map of the Bronx with the names of the neighborhoods. Just in case you were wondering where Bedford Park is situated...


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Old June 21st, 2007, 06:37 AM   #15
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you took a walk through my hood! ^_^

PD: pues, puedo copiar el hilo en el foro espanol (donde ahora gracias a unos "problemas" foreriles estoy exiliado x'D) para mostrarle donde crecia?

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Old June 21st, 2007, 06:46 AM   #16
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^ Bueno yo voy a colocar este thread en el foro espanol muy pronto. Ellos siempre esperan mis threads. No lo copies, porfavor espera cuando lo ponga y puedes poner todos tus comentarios entonces. Ok.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 09:04 PM   #17
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great tour of a cool hood!!
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Old June 21st, 2007, 09:06 PM   #18
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^ Bueno yo voy a colocar este thread en el foro espanol muy pronto. Ellos siempre esperan mis threads. No lo copies, porfavor espera cuando lo ponga y puedes poner todos tus comentarios entonces. Ok.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 10:46 PM   #19
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english please

I'm realy surprised becouse you can always see The Bronx on tv as a borough with crime etc. There changed a lot in the last 15 years, or not?

btw: great pics :applouse:
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english please

I'm realy surprised becouse you can always see The Bronx on tv as a borough with crime etc. There changed a lot in the last 15 years, or not?

btw: great pics :applouse:
It was a brief aside, requesting something.

And well, we all know that media peddles stereotypes becuse it requires less thought. Bronx is crime ridden, Poland is a communist wasteland, Italy is a mafia paradise. the 93 of Paris will kill you.

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