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Old 07-19-2018, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Unionport or Castle Hill. I live off Castle Hill Ave, but Im in Unionport. People just call it all Castle Hill. Very convenient area. Im ajacent to four highways, three bridges, an express bus, the q44 to Queens, the 6 train, and several MTA buses.
Didnt realize Castle Hill had such good transportation
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Old 07-19-2018, 05:40 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Didnt realize Castle Hill had such good transportation
It depends on where in Castle Hill you are. Castle Hill in my mind is south of the Bruckner, but as he said Unionport is often called Castle Hill which is closer to Parkchester, thus giving you access to the subway. The BxM8 runs until midnight to Manhattan, and it's quick since it's one of the last stops from the Bronx. I believe the 6 train has express service to and from Parkchester during rush hours, so with no delays you can be in Manhattan in about 20 minutes, excluding the walk or bus ride to the station. You can also take the BxM6 in Parkchester since it stops right by the subway as well, and it's basically two stops before you go straight to Manhattan.

The further south of the Bruckner you are the worst the transportation is.
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:31 PM
 
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:33 PM
 
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It depends on where in Castle Hill you are. Castle Hill in my mind is south of the Bruckner, but as he said Unionport is often called Castle Hill which is closer to Parkchester, thus giving you access to the subway. The BxM8 runs until midnight to Manhattan, and it's quick since it's one of the last stops from the Bronx. I believe the 6 train has express service to and from Parkchester during rush hours, so with no delays you can be in Manhattan in about 20 minutes, excluding the walk or bus ride to the station. You can also take the BxM6 in Parkchester since it stops right by the subway as well, and it's basically two stops before you go straight to Manhattan.

The further south of the Bruckner you are the worst the transportation is.
I should say Unionport then.
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:51 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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LMAO... Jenny from down the block...
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:54 PM
 
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It depends on where in Castle Hill you are. Castle Hill in my mind is south of the Bruckner, but as he said Unionport is often called Castle Hill which is closer to Parkchester, thus giving you access to the subway. The BxM8 runs until midnight to Manhattan, and it's quick since it's one of the last stops from the Bronx. I believe the 6 train has express service to and from Parkchester during rush hours, so with no delays you can be in Manhattan in about 20 minutes, excluding the walk or bus ride to the station. You can also take the BxM6 in Parkchester since it stops right by the subway as well, and it's basically two stops before you go straight to Manhattan.

The further south of the Bruckner you are the worst the transportation is.
"you can be in Manhattan in about 20 minutes"

Yes maybe you will reach 125th in 20 minutes with no delays. The commute can be pretty bad. Often the 6 train will just run local even during rush hour at random times. The 6 train will be express for a few stops then converted to a local. The q44 to Queens is decent, it can take 35min to reach flushing main st. The east Bronx is a decent area, just gotta continue to keep the percentage of section 8 residents relatively low.
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Old 07-20-2018, 03:59 AM
 
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the Bronx is the last of the authentic ungentrified NY

Its the first home i knew growing up so i have a lot of personal memories

the tenement walk ups are unique most of the other boroughs dont have as many as the bronx (although harlem and wash hts has alot as well)

the home of hip hop music and culture (nuff said abt that)

unique mix of afro americans puerto ricans jamaicans dominicans Africans mexicans Albanians and the far east Bronx still has alot of italians....

City island is cool.....i remember the driving video game in one of the restaurants as a kid in the 80s
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Old 07-20-2018, 04:24 AM
 
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the Bronx is the last of the authentic ungentrified NY

Its the first home i knew growing up so i have a lot of personal memories

the tenement walk ups are unique most of the other boroughs dont have as many as the bronx (although harlem and wash hts has alot as well)

the home of hip hop music and culture (nuff said abt that)

unique mix of afro americans puerto ricans jamaicans dominicans Africans mexicans Albanians and the far east Bronx still has alot of italians....

City island is cool.....i remember the driving video game in one of the restaurants as a kid in the 80s
I would actually say Manhattan has more of them. It seems like the tenement buildings in the Central Bronx were mostly burned in the 70s and then razed. While the East Village, LES, and many other parts of Manhattan still have most of them.

The 6 story buildings found throughout the West Bronx are for the most part not tenements. The Grand Concourse and surrounding blocks were meant for the middle class.

Also, most of Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island aren't gentrified
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Old 07-20-2018, 06:35 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I would actually say Manhattan has more of them. It seems like the tenement buildings in the Central Bronx were mostly burned in the 70s and then razed. While the East Village, LES, and many other parts of Manhattan still have most of them.

The 6 story buildings found throughout the West Bronx are for the most part not tenements. The Grand Concourse and surrounding blocks were meant for the middle class.

Also, most of Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island aren't gentrified
Yes but a lot of the Bronx still has that "authentic NY" feel to it. Some other areas have become too sterile.
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Old 07-20-2018, 06:36 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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"you can be in Manhattan in about 20 minutes"

Yes maybe you will reach 125th in 20 minutes with no delays. The commute can be pretty bad. Often the 6 train will just run local even during rush hour at random times. The 6 train will be express for a few stops then converted to a local. The q44 to Queens is decent, it can take 35min to reach flushing main st. The east Bronx is a decent area, just gotta continue to keep the percentage of section 8 residents relatively low.
And attract more higher income earners...
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