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Old 08-14-2011, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Concourse
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I am looking for a 1 BR apt on or near the Grand Concourse because I see it as an area ripe for discovery. I like the areas around 161st St and Fordham Road because of the quick ride on the Subway or Metro North downtown and the wide variety of shopping. Prices seem to be way below those in Washington Heights and Inwood. I'm interest in hearing from anyone who has made the move already and would like to share their experiences.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:30 AM
 
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You will probably get more responses from people who have moved to the lower Concourse (South of 165th), which seems to be where the changes are happening first. Let's see.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:37 AM
 
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I am looking for a 1 BR apt on or near the Grand Concourse because I see it as an area ripe for discovery. I like the areas around 161st St and Fordham Road because of the quick ride on the Subway or Metro North downtown and the wide variety of shopping. Prices seem to be way below those in Washington Heights and Inwood. I'm interest in hearing from anyone who has made the move already and would like to share their experiences.


You are looking to rent or buy?
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Avoid Gerard and Walton Ave. near Mullaly Park. Horrible. No revitalization.

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Old 08-16-2011, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Morrisania, Bronx
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If you want lower Concourse, stay on the Concourse around 165th to 153rd St, do not even set foot onto the side streets. As for upper Concourse, north of Bedford Park Blvd is right.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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Try This:

The Bronx is Beautiful

lower concourse/yankee stadium area
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:55 AM
 
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Try this:

River Avenue, Bronx, New York, NY, United States - Google Maps
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I am impressed with the building stock on the Grand Concourse. I like those 100 year old 5 story brick fortresses built like the rock of Gibralter. An old elegance that has a certain charm...like a once desirable coutesan now down on her luck
My only experiece similar was Jersey City in a similar 1918 building...I loved the beautiful apartment with decorative trim everythere and beautiful marble baths but could have happily murdered the slumlord who was ruining it.

But other than that I have no idea what living in the Bronx is like.
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:11 PM
 
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Living in the Bronx is like living elsewhere in the city, only better because we have a huge variety of housing, and most of it affordable:

$10 million dollar+ estates (Riverdale-Fieldston)
30 story housing projects (Morrisania)
100 year old+ Brownstones (Mott Haven)
Seaside bungalows in a private beach community (Throgs Neck-Silver Beach)
Large planned self-sustaining community (Parkchester, from the makers of Stuyvesant Town)
5 story Art-Decos (Grand Concourse)
Suburban style homes (Pelham Bay-Country Culb)
Large new mixed-income developments (Melrose)
Loft-living (Port Morris)

Nevermind that we have 25% of the borough covered in parkland, the Bronx River which you can paddle down, the Zoo and Botanical Gardens, of course Yankee Stadium...the list goes on!

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Old 08-26-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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I am impressed with the building stock on the Grand Concourse. I like those 100 year old 5 story brick fortresses built like the rock of Gibralter.
They are indeed sturdy buildings. But often the facade only has been painted, to give a false impression that the whole building is rehabbed.
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