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Old 07-08-2018, 07:25 PM
 
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This is south of the reservoir

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8711...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8710...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8720...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8720...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:29 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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True, but it's still the hood. Don't you see how those people are looking at the vehicle taking the photos? LOL Those areas have nice blocks here and there and then you walk up the block and you're right in the hood.
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:34 PM
 
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So I've been really into residential architecture lately, but The Bronx has always been my favorite place for this. It's a pretty unique place (nowhere is really like it except for upper Manhattan) and its intense structural and population density impresses me. The West Bronx has some of the densest neighborhoods in the city even if you INCLUDE Manhattan. I don't think the Bronx even has any suburban areas besides the area North of the 1 train with the windy streets, and some of the communities on the water.

I have a few questions about the . Which neighborhoods have the most surviving pre "Bronx is Burning" era architecture? I understand that The West Bronx was not affected nearly as much as the East Bronx, but I would be interested to hear a further breakdown. I notice a lot of ugly, modern looking rowhomes in The Southeast Bronx, so I'm guessing this was one of the harder hit areas. It's a shame because I find neighborhoods with the old school midrise buildings to be much more aesthetically pleasing, plus I think neighborhoods with less driveways are more safe for pedestrians. And damn are those rowhomes ugly. Even the vinyl siding ones without driveways are a lot nicer looking in my opinion.

And do the 6 story buildings you find all over The Bronx typically have elevators? If so, they're definitely not "tenements" in my opinion, which people commonly refer to them as. I've seen people mention that The Bronx was originally intended for middle class people and I can definitely see that.

Another question is, why did Brooklyn develop so much differently? Most of the remaining architecture in both boroughs was built after the merge rather than before. I wonder why places like Bushwick aren't filled with 6 story buildings.
I would call Woodlawn suburban too, although more dense than Riverdale. I think it's a charming neighborhood though.

A lot of people imagine the entire Bronx as the South Bronx. So much of what was rebuilt is so tacky and poor quality unfortunately.
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:39 PM
 
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True, but it's still the hood. Don't you see how those people are looking at the vehicle taking the photos? LOL Those areas have nice blocks here and there and then you walk up the block and you're right in the hood.
You feel unsafe there and I don't. That's Ok.
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:41 PM
 
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I would call Woodlawn suburban too, although more dense than Riverdale. I think it's a charming neighborhood though.

A lot of people imagine the entire Bronx as the South Bronx. So much of what was rebuilt is so tacky and poor quality unfortunately.
Looks pretty urban to me, even if charming.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8995...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.9008...7i13312!8i6656

And I agree, a lot of the rebuilt stuff has been super tacky. I absolutely hate those cheap looking rowhomes with the driveways, part of Brooklyn have them too.

Although I don't think the large buildings that have been going up recently are as bad as those 80s looking rowhomes.
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:42 PM
 
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You feel unsafe there and I don't. That's Ok.
I didn't say it's unsafe. I just said it's the hood. I get that vibe about Parkchester too, and I walk around there. The OP will probably be fine walking around there given how many areas he goes into that are similar.
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:46 PM
 
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Looks pretty urban to me, even if charming.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8995...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.9008...7i13312!8i6656

And I agree, a lot of the rebuilt stuff has been super tacky. I absolutely hate those cheap looking rowhomes with the driveways, part of Brooklyn have them too.

Although I don't think the large buildings that have been going up recently are as bad as those 80s looking rowhomes.
Woodlawn isn't urban. It is has a small town feel to it. You should do a Google search along Van Cortlandt Park East and Oneida Avenue. Very charming interesting houses. Something you would expect to find just across the border in Yonkers.

Part of all of this is due to the Bronx at one time being essentially being broken up, hence the small town feel and uniqueness of various neighborhoods.
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:52 PM
 
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Looks pretty urban to me, even if charming.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8995...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.9008...7i13312!8i6656

And I agree, a lot of the rebuilt stuff has been super tacky. I absolutely hate those cheap looking rowhomes with the driveways, part of Brooklyn have them too.

Although I don't think the large buildings that have been going up recently are as bad as those 80s looking rowhomes.
The second link you have is Katonah - it's like Woodlawn's Main Street so it will be more built up. Woodlawn is mostly detached houses though (although there are definitely apartment buildings in Woodlawn too)

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8991...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8995...7i13312!8i6656

Look at a contrast closer to Fordham Rd:

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8666...7i13312!8i6656

(This is really dense even for Fordham.)
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:09 PM
 
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There houses in Fordham but it's still really dense.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8674...7i13312!8i6656 (Oh no, new construction)

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8698...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8674...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:45 PM
 
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You should be more freaked out by the second link:

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8698...7i13312!8i6656

Talk about ghetto...
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