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Old 03-26-2009, 09:50 AM
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Hi Everybody!!!
I am moving to a new area is very close to a woodlawn cemetary and two blocks away from Jerome ave woodlwan 4 train station.
Right now I live in the bronx by arthur avenue, I dont like here anymore because of the increased gang and drug activity especially on my block.
I like the new area because of the shops and Van cortland park nearby but I dont know too much about the area.
Can anyone give me advice or share anything you know about the area.
I also have a three year old boy , is there any good daycares
how about the park or the cemetary is it safe ?
Is the train station busy at night I would have to walk by the park or through the shopping area at night to get to my apartment.
Maybe is safer to walk from 205th street train station I will be living on around 210 th street
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:56 PM
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This post is old but for anyone who reads it, I can provide information if you're also moving to this neighborhood. I grew up here, right near Montefiore Hospital (which, by the way, is very convenient for doctors/medical care). I also went to the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center for Pre-K & K, (which my parents loved) and continued going there for their after-school center and summer camp, which is fantastic for city kids, like myself, to get away each day of the summer to an area (not far upstate in NY) for swimming, sports, art, etc. I believe they still have it for young kids, all the way up to teens wanting to become pre-counselors.
The Oval Park also keeps the neighborhood community busy and it looks like they rennovated the football/soccer field and tennis courts. Jerome Ave is quite busy and has lots of shops...as well as a bus that takes you up to Yonkers (Cross County Shopping Mall) in 15-20 mins. Woodlawn Cemetary is well known and beautiful by day...I don't know about safe but I didn't really hang out at night near the cemetary. (I feel like that is never safe in any neighborhood...(young adults just chillin can sometimes lead to boredom, which leads to trouble...just my own personal feeling).
There are so many buses in that area, going in many directions if you work in another area in the Bronx...or even the #4 or D trains are close by if you're going to and from Manhattan. Walking down Bainbridge Ave is nice with the pretty houses and the historic Valentine Varian House. Walking down Gun Hill Rd. is not as nice but it looks like they are putting in some new buildings so it's coming up. Overall, I love the neighborhood...there's so much to do, a variety of cultures and foods and it's convenient in every sense. And just some advice for every area...your experience is what you make it: meet and stay friends with good neighbors, walk fast at night and stay alert wherever you are. : )
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:51 PM
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follow ups at Montefiore every month. I would park west of Bainbridge Ave(Van Cortlandt Ave, Rochambeau, Steuben, Kossuth) and feel safe going to my car even at night

one thing i did hear is that the area east of Bainbridge Ave around 204th 205th- is declining
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