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Location of Concourse in New York City
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Lorelei Fountain in Joyce Kilmer Park overlooking Yankee Stadium.
Typical building on the Grand Concourse.

Grand Concourse is a residential neighborhood geographically located in the South Bronx. The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 4. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: The Cross-Bronx Expressway to the north, Webster Avenue to the east, East 149th Street to the south, and Jerome Avenue to the west. The Grand Concourse is the primary thoroughfare through Concourse. The local subway is the D line; operating along the Grand Concourse. Zip codes include 10452 and 10456. The area is patrolled by the 44th Precinct located at 2 E 169th Street. NYCHA property in the area is patrolled by P.S.A. 7 at 737 Melrose Avenue in the Melrose section of the Bronx.

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Demographics

Concourse has a population over 90,000. The households are a mix of renter and owner occupied dwellings.[1]

Land use and terrain

The total land area is roughly 1.5 square miles. The terrain is elevated above adjacent areas and is very hilly. Stair streets connect areas located at different elevations.

Low-income public housing projects

  • There are six NYCHA developments located in Melrose.[2]
  1. Claremont Rehab (Group 2); six buildings, 5 and 6-stories tall.
  2. Claremont Rehab (Group 3); five, 5-story buildings.
  3. Claremont Rehab (Group 4); nine buildings, 4 and 5-stories tall.
  4. Claremont Rehab (Group 5); three, 5-story buildings.
  5. College Avenue-East 165th Street; a 6-story building.
  6. Teller Avenue-East 166th Street; a 6-story building.

The Bronx Museum of Art

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is located within the Concourse section of the Bronx at 1040 Grand Concourse at the intersection of East 165 Street.[3] The Bronx Museum began in 1971 as an effort to inject a first-class cultural institution into a neighborhood in need of one. The museum is a crucial part of the social history of the Bronx. In many ways the museum silently led the Bronx into its revival, namely in providing institutional stability amidst the poverty and violence that characterized the borough's 1960s and 70s.

In the same vein, the Bronx Museum has developed a reputation for being a pioneer institution. The late 1980s, for instance, saw the Bronx Museum become a computer headquarters [4]; 2006 saw the BXMA develop an award-winning, state-of-the-art exhibition space[5]. The "accordion" design is both a stunning and a welcoming site on the Grand Concourse, an architectural feat to which other geographically-relevant institutions look as a precedent.[6]

History

Many of the apartment buildings along the Grand Concourse were built in the 1920s and 1930s. Concourse was once a predominantly Jewish neighborhood until about the 1960s and 1970s. Poverty skyrocketed during this period and as a result crime and other social problems plagued the area. Unlike most of the South Bronx, most of the housing stock along the Grand Concourse was not torn down by the city. In recent years there has been an uptick in the amount of units that have transitioned from being owned by coop sponsors to being owned by the tenants of the coop.

Subsections

Mount Eden

Mount Eden is a subsection of Concourse. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: The Cross-Bronx Expressway to the north, Webster Avenue to the east, East 170th Street to the south, and Jerome Avenue to the west. Mount Eden includes Claremont Park and the Mount Eden Parkway.

Concourse Village

Concourse Village or more recently referred to as the downtown Bronx is a subsection of Concourse. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: The East 165th Street to the north, Park Avenue to the east, East 149th Street to the south, and Jerome Avenue to the west. Concourse Village is home to Yankee Stadium along with many of the Bronx's city, state, and federal buildings.

Schools

Public

  • PS 9: (230 East 183rd Street & Ryer Avenue)
  • PS/MS 31: William Lloyd Garrison (East 156th Street and Morris Avenue)
  • PS 35: Franz Sigel (East 163rd Street and Morris Avenue)
  • PS 53: Basheer Qusim (East 168th Street and Findlay Avenue)
  • PS 64: Pura Belpre (East 171st Street and Walton Avenue)
  • PS 70: Max Schoenfield (East 174th Street and Weeks Avenue)
  • PS 88: Sidney Silverstein (Marcy Place and Sheridan Avenue)
  • PS 90: George Meany (East 166th Street and Sheridan Avenue)
  • PS 114: Luis Llorens Torres (McClellan Street and Cromwell Avenue)
  • PS 156: Benjamin Banneker (East 156th Street and Concourse Village West)
  • CJHS 145: Arturo Toscanini (East 165th Street and Teller Avenue)
  • MS 22: Jordan L. Mott (East 167th Street and College Avenue)
  • MS 151: Lou Gehrig (East 156th Street and Morris Avenue)
  • MS 166: Roberto Clemente (East 164th St and Grant Avenue)
  • William H. Taft High School (East 172nd Street and Sheridan Avenue)
  • Bronx High School of Law, Government, and Justice (East 163rd Street and Sherman Avenue)

Private

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