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Old 07-09-2013, 04:08 PM
 
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BronxGuayanes you mean it used to be one of the worst areas in the Central Bronx. Now that that is cleared up...I would say that the location in general sucks for a tourist, especially one who knows nothing of the area. You are not really close to the city, and the walk to the train and the ride on the train is, well, unfun.

But since you are all booked, just sleeping there is really all you can do..so make the best of it and you will have fun.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:09 PM
 
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my mom called Monroe Ave Claremont which was 10457(Tremont PO). would Findlay and 170th be Morrisania (10456 is the Morrisania PO)?
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:12 PM
 
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I would qualify that as Morrisania..however if you go east of that they use the term Crotona Park East instead of Morrisania.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:14 PM
 
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i used to stay with my grandparents around 1966 at 1365 Findlay at 170th. it was a cream colored art deco bldg with a sunken living room. i remember the streets but not who was around. my grandparents soon after moved to N Riverdale. I wonder if when my grandparents left if the area was really bad around '67 or '68

i wonder what condition that bldg is in today, if it ever suffered abandonment or was ever rehabbed

the bldg where my folks lived in 1955 at 1738 Monroe Ave was torn down to build the Cr Bronx Expwy
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:38 PM
 
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Sobro, geographically it is central Bronx but socio economically it is South Bronx. You just find it very inconvenient that morrisania and mott haven are both called the same..."SOUTH BRONX"
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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I don't find it inconvenient, I am just affirming that Claremont is the Central Bronx, and it used to be called the South Bronx, along with every place south of Fordham for that matter. It is now no longer lumped all together as the South Bronx, as each neighborhood is reestablishing itself, and the Central Bronx is now developing its own identity that should be respected.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:07 PM
 
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after driving thru Monroe and Findlay in 1977 i asked my dad "was that the South Bronx?" and he said "no, I'll take you to the South Bronx and show you some REAL disaster". he explained to me that the South Bronx (also known as the 'east Bronx" which was farther east and south) like the area around Simpson Street etc. he didn't consider Claremont and Morrisania to be the South Bronx tho i certainly felt it was. I saw lots of trash and boarded up bldgs but I guess by "real disaster" he meant rows and rows of abandoned hulks which i guess Claremont and Morrisania really weren't
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:15 PM
 
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after driving thru Monroe and Findlay in 1977 i asked my dad "was that the South Bronx?" and he said "no, I'll take you to the South Bronx and show you some REAL disaster". he explained to me that the South Bronx (also known as the 'east Bronx" which was farther east and south) like the area around Simpson Street etc. he didn't consider Claremont and Morrisania to be the South Bronx tho i certainly felt it was. I saw lots of trash and boarded up bldgs but I guess by "real disaster" he meant rows and rows of abandoned hulks which i guess Claremont and Morrisania really weren't
Morrisania around washington and park ave was beyond repair. In the 90's only huge vacant land left.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:26 PM
 
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what about Vyse Bryant Longfellow by 174, 172, 170th was that all bombed out?
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:08 PM
 
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"Claremont Park Area"is a very wide concept it encompasses a lot of hoods. The op is lucky to be visiting the area west of Webster Avenue. East and Northeast of Webster would be worse.
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