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Walking in NYC (Bedford Park, The Bronx)

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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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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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its look so clean!!!!! wow!
Thanks for the comments! I am glad you like the photos and the tour! :)

de acuerdo :)
Listo esta en el foro español. En la seccion 'Resto del Mundo' ;)
The media doesn't show everything, and just b/c there is a shooting doesn't necessarily make it a bad place to be in.
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.

:eek:hno:
This is worth a second look. Some fantastic buildings in this neighborhood.
nice walk through.
Very nice as well; those NYC threads are really very nice :) many thanks @krull
excellent shots -- you have a way of making the streets seem quiet ;)
^^ It is sort of a quiet neighborhood. Except for Fordham Road which is a couple of blocks south and is the shopping mecca of this neighborhood as well as for others. Those streets can be pack with shoppers.

Thanks for the rest of the nice comments everyone.
Hola Krull....thanx for showing these beautiful pics of my barrio...it brings so many memories to me...I used to live in Bedford Pk and I graduated from Lehman College...now I live in Spain, Madrid, but miss my Bronx so much...funny part, there are a couple of your pics where I saw my house and my sister´s as well.. jejeje...you don´t have any pics of Lehman....???...besos!
I remember visiting this place. I had a huge paper street map of all 5 boroughs (before amazing map websites on the net existed) and made it a point to visit different spots beyond Manhattan. I noticed the so-called Grand Concourse on the map so I took the subway there. I don't remember if the stretch I visited was within the neighborhood or area you show but I remember it a lot like this. I like seeing very urban major arterials and this one definitely is major and very urban. NYC is definitely among the few US cities where going out this far from the heart of the city (Midtown in Manhattan, roughly) is this urban and dense.

I just read on Wiki that it was designed by an Alsatian (Alsace in France) engineer. Too bad he did not design such a grand arterial for the Seine-Saint-Denis which I call "the Bronx of Paris". Actually the Seine-Saint-Denis does have 3 avenues radiating into Paris (N2, N3 and D115) but neither is anywhere as grand as the Grand Concourse of The Bronx.
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