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Old 07-05-2011, 07:05 PM
 
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BTW I think there is only 1 bookstore in the Bronx. correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:05 PM
 
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Default there was Paperbacks Plus

on Riverdale Avenue and 238th street since 1970 but it had closed several years ago
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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Terribly developed, part of the reason as to why it is constant grid lock through there. There seriously should be a bus only lane from there to the Parkchester 6 train station. Such a waste of land on the west side of White Plains Road too, that needs serious redevelopment, east side is okay and newer. Tear down the huge K-Mart, Key Food, Toys R Us, build on the sidewalk and include rooftop parking like across the street or even better underground with residential property above. Terrible land use.

Crime wise it's a mixed bag, it attracts a lot of low lives from the nearby PJ's (Not to say everyone from the PJ's is a low life but...). Still like anywhere else in the city don't leave your wallet on a counter and expect to find it when you come back. I wouldn't worry about robbery much as the area is well policed and there is no reason to wonder into the nearby projects.

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Old 07-05-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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Default when did Bruckner Plaza open?

I remember a Nathan's around 1978 around Story and Bruckner but when did the stores open? In the 80's?
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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rlrl let me ask you. I don't know what your age is but if it is appropriate Do you remember this area as being a nice area in the 70's. because I have heard stories about a time when even the Castle hill houses was a "good" "clean" place to live in.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:36 PM
 
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Default i was 16 in 1978

when i was travelling with my dad and we stopped to go to the bathroom at Nathan's at Story off bruckner. Back in 1998 i was in the area a few times for work. actually if i had to guess i think the area is better now than it was back in 78

i think Castle Hill Houses was bad even then.
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