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    Castle Hill/Unionport is primarily a residential neighborhood geographically located in the South Central section of the borough of The Bronx in New York City. The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 9. Its boundaries, starting from the North and moving clockwise are: Waterbury-Westchester Avenues to the North, Westchester Creek to the east, the East River to the South, and White Plains Road to the West. Castle Hill Avenue is the primary thoroughfare through Melrose. ZIP codes include 10473, 10472, and 10462. The area is patrolled by the 43rd Precinct located at 900 Fteley Avenue. Ne...

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    City Island is a small island approximately 1.5 mi (2.4 km) long by .5 mi (1 km) wide. At one time incorporated within the boundaries of Pelham, Westchester County, it is now part of the New York City borough of the Bronx. As of the 2010 census the island had a population of 4,362. Its land area is 1.023 km² (0.395 sq mi, or 252.835 acres). The island is part of Bronx Community Board 10. City Island is located at the extreme western end of Long Island Sound, south of Pelham Bay and east of Eastchester Bay. The body of water between City Island and the even smaller (and uninhabited) Hart Isl...

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    Morris Park is a neighborhood in the Bronx borough of New York City. The neighborhood is part of Community Board 11 in the East Bronx. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: Pelham Parkway to the north, the Amtrak Northeast Corridor tracks to the east and south, and Bronxdale-Muliner Avenues to the west. It borders the neighborhoods of Van Nest to its southwest and Indian Village to its northeast. Williamsbridge Road and Morris Park Avenue are the primary thoroughfares through Morris Park. The local subway is the IRT Dyre Avenue Line, operating along Esplanade. Zip c...

  • (Bronx)

    Parkchester is a residential neighborhood geographically located in the south central Bronx, New York City. The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 9. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: East Tremont Avenue to the north, Castle Hill Avenue to the east, the Cross-Bronx Expressway-Westchester Avenue to the south (Westchester Avenue is the southern border east of Metropolitan Avenue), and the Bronx River Parkway to the west. White Plains Road is the primary thoroughfare through Parkchester. The local subway is the 6 line, operating along Westchester Avenue....

  • (Bronx)

    Soundview is primarily a residential neighborhood geographically located in the South Central section of the Borough of The Bronx in New York City. The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 9. Its boundaries, starting from the North and moving clockwise are the Cross-Bronx Expressway to the North, White Plains Road to the East, Lacombe Avenue to the South, and the Bronx River to the West. The Bruckner Expressway bisects the neighborhood along the center and the Bronx River Parkway runs North to South. Soundview Avenue is the primary thoroughfare through Soundview. The local subway is t...

  • (Bronx)

    Throggs Neck (also known as Throgs Neck) is a narrow spit of land in the southeastern portion of the borough of the Bronx in New York City. It demarcates the passage between the East Riverand Long Island Sound. \"Throggs Neck\" is also the name of the neighborhood of the peninsula, bounded on the north by East Tremont Avenue and Baisley Avenue, on the west by Westchester Creek, and on the other sides by the River and the Sound. Throggs Neck is at the northern approach to the Throgs Neck Bridge, which connects the Bronx with the neighborhood of Bay Terrace in the borough of Queens on Long Islan...

  • (Bronx)

    Tremont is a low income residential neighborhood geographically located in the west Bronx, New York City. The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 5. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: East 183rd Street to the north, Webster Avenue to the east, the Cross-Bronx Expressway to the south, and the Jerome Avenue to the west. The Grand Concourse is the primary thoroughfare through Tremont. Zip codes include 10453 and 10457.

  • (Bronx)

    Melrose is primarily a residential neighborhood geographically located in the southwestern section of the borough of The Bronx in New York City. Predominantly German-American in the 19th century it is home to the Haffen Building and was home to Haffen Brewing Company. The German population waned especially post WWII. The neighborhood until the 60s was mostly Irish and Italian. It is now primarily Latino. It adjoins the business and one-time theater area known as the Hub. Melrose is bordered by East 161st Street on the north, Brook Avenue on the east, 149th Street on the south and Park Avenue o...

  • (Staten Island)

    This chunk of Staten Island's south shore was settled by French Huguenots in the 1700s who farmed the land and harvested oysters from Raritan Bay. When the ancestor of today's Staten Island Railway arrived in 1860, the station was named after the treasurer's wife - Anna Seguine - and the neighborhood has been Annadale ever since. The waning years of the 20th century brought spirited development to quiet Annadale, and its streets of single- and two-family homes and townhouses. A secluded stretch of shoreline property, bought in the 1920s by newcomers from Spain and nicknamed "Spanish Camp," wa...

  • (Staten Island)

    Bay Street lopes along the Staten Island shoreline from the Staten Island Ferry in the north to Fort Wadsworth in the south. Along the way, it touches the neighborhoods of St. George, Tompkinsville, Stapleton, Clifton, Rosebank and Shore Acres, resembling New York City less and less as it moseys southward for almost seven miles. Cornelius Vanderbilt, a wealthy 19th Century industrialist, started his empire on this waterfront, running steamships to Manhattan. Many of the freight terminals on the wharves have been converted to condominiums where prices go north of one million dollars for views...

  • (Staten Island)

    Sir Roderick William Cameron founded a shipping line in 1852 to ferry prospectors and supplies from New York to an Australian gold rush. He lived in a 130-acre estate on Staten Island, where he bred horses. When he developed a chunk of his land in the 1880s, he named it Grasmere for its resemblance to a village in England's Lake District. One of those lakes he sold was to Philip Brady who used it to harvest ice. Today the 15-acre Brady's Pond is the only freshwater pond inside New York City limits suitable for swimming and reigns as the jewel of the Grasmere neighborhood. The private Cameron...

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    Located on the south shore of Staten Island, Great Kills is a family-friendly enclave that offers great public schools, parks, playgrounds, a beach, a marina and a mix of large and modest private homes. Many ex-Brooklynites flocked to the area for its suburban atmosphere, old world charm and affordable real estate. The town is bordered by Richmontown to the north, Oakwood to the east, Eltingville to the west and Great Kills harbor to the south. Kills is the Dutch word for “creek” or “channel” and many small streams dot the landscape. There’s also a long, sandy beach in Great Kill...

  • (Staten Island)

    Located on the South Shore of Staten Island, Huguenot is known for its woodlands, suburban vibe and excellent public schools. The area experienced a major increase in population after a new Tottenville High School campus opened in 1972. Huguenot is bordered by Arden Heights to the north, Prince’s Bay to the south, Annadale to the east, and Woodrow to the west. The vast majority of Huguenot’s residents are Caucasian mixed in with a small group of Hispanics and Asians. The median cost for renting an apartment is a little over $1,000 per month and the average value for detached houses is a...

  • (Staten Island)

    Home to the Lenape tribe of American Indians for thousands of years, New Dorp or “New Village” as it was called by the Dutch, played a played a pivotal role in the Revolutionary War. It was the inspiration for “New Dorp, New York,” a song by the British pop group SBTRKET. Bordered by New Dorp Beach to the east, Oak Wood to the south, Todt Hill to the west and Grant City to the north, New Dorp is an ethnically diverse, stable middle-class section, which was once home to members of the Vanderbilt family, who are buried nearby in the Moravian Cemetery. A retail destination for many St...

  • (Staten Island)

    Situated in the center of Staten Island, New Springville was a sleepy rural community from the time of its founding in 1640 until the mid-1960s, when E.J. Korvette opened a department store on what was once a chicken farm. Less than 10 years later, the Staten Island Mall opened its doors on the grounds of a small airport, transforming New Springville into a retail and commercial center. The addition of a bus terminal in the early 1980s made the town a transportation hub as well. Massive residential growth throughout the 80s drew scores of young married couples to New Springville. New pri...