Port Morris

Bronx

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‘Gentrification’ is not a term often associated with the South Bronx but with a number of new initiatives, neighborhoods like Port Morris are slowly evolving their industrial past into a neighborhood with a human edge. Located near the Major Deegan and Bruckner Expressways, bordering East 149th street, the Bronx Kill, and Harlem River, Port Morris has grown from a mechanically desolate area into a more established commercial and residential space, today working to attract a wealthier clientele. With industrial companies moving to make room for food and mail delivery companies like Fresh Direct and FedEx, Port Morris is showing signs of gentrification: artist packed restaurants, a bustling waterfront, reasonable apartments, and five-borough transportation are only some of the features which has Port Morris primed to become a major real-estate development area in spite of the necessary juggling between residential and industrial interests. New York State’s desire to help develop the Port Morris area has helped instill confidence, with the giving of priority to the Mott Haven-Port Morris Waterfront plan in fall 2014. More than 100,000 people will gain access to a public waterfront, with three rezonings and seven smaller projects throughout the area, all to promote residential growth. The industrial side is well entrenched, but recreational spaces like Pulaski Park, a playground with basketball courts and picnic spaces, are helping to encourage families to take a risk on the low cost housing and growth potential. Port Morris has a number of public transportation options that run into or connect with the five boroughs. The 6 local subway train makes multiple stops, while the Bx15, Bx17, and Bx33 (the last connecting with the 2 and 3 trains) run consistently throughout the area. By Meir Areman

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

4
5
6

Buses:

Bx15
Bx17
Bx33
Bx46
Bx19

Rental Prices:

$600 ― $1,300

Sales Prices:

$150,000 ― $300,000

Landmarks:

N/A

School Districts:

7 8

Police Precincts:

40

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