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Old 07-09-2018, 12:48 AM
 
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Fordham is one of the most urban neighborhoods in the whole country, the presence of detached houses does not negate that
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:50 AM
 
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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.
Just because Woodlawn isn't extremely urban like Fordham doesn't mean it's the suburbs. It looks like mostly rowhomes and apartment buildings, that is not suburban.


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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.)
Those look like rowhomes and multifamily homes, how is that suburban? Of course it's less urban that Fordham (one of the most urban places in the country), but that does not mean it's suburban.
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:57 AM
 
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https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8994...thumbfov%3D100


https://www.google.com/maps/@40.9013...thumbfov%3D100

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8988...thumbfov%3D100

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8966...thumbfov%3D100



These are also in Woodlawn. The neighborhood has way too many rowhomes and apartments for it to be actually suburban.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:34 AM
 
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https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8713...7i13312!8i6656

I'm not sure if these are the houses 7th is referring to, but I like this view a lot
No. I was referring to the houses with the garages. You can see them on Kingsbridge Terrace.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:38 AM
 
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You feel unsafe there and I don't. That's Ok.
I don't have much familiarity with this part of the Bronx (south of the reservoir) that you and pierrepont are talking about, but I have read on this forum in the past that the area is known for a lot of robberies happening at night time to people on the streets. I don't know what it is about that area that makes it ideal for a robber, but yeah.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:49 AM
 
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I'm not talking about walking around at night (cause I have no idea really) but it's fine during the day in my opinion.
Seventh, read my posts, I'm talking about walking around during the daytime.

I also think it's fine to walk around Fordham during the daytime, and even at night, it's a lot safer than it used to be.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:57 AM
 
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The borders of the neighborhood are more built up, but the overall feeling is suburban. Not suburban Oklahoma, but suburban for NYC.

Look at Westchester - the river towns have apartment buildings and main streets but they are still suburbs. Riverdale has lots of high rises, but it's still suburban overall in my opinion.
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:01 AM
 
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https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8895...7i13312!8i6656

Isn't this Riverdale? (Pierrepont should know )

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8925...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8877...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8884...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:11 AM
 
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Seventh, read my posts, I'm talking about walking around during the daytime.

I also think it's fine to walk around Fordham during the daytime, and even at night, it's a lot safer than it used to be.
I read your posts, I know you were talking about the day, but to me that really doesn't make a difference any more. Is there really anywhere in the city that you wouldn't go during the daytime?
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:16 AM
 
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I read your posts, I know you were talking about the day, but to me that really doesn't make a difference any more. Is there really anywhere in the city that you wouldn't go during the daytime?
Desolate parts of the city will still freak me out during the day, but otherwise, no.

I was responding to this post by pierrepont originally:

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"The areas along Segdwick and just off of it are quite nice, but it quickly turns into a ghetto shortly after you go south of the reservoir, so just be aware of that. I wouldn't venture anywhere past the reservoir heading south. 229th is sort of the "buffer"."
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