Concourse has an average violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate for New York City.
The Grand Concourse was built as New York's answer to Paris' Champs-Elysees and was also known as the Bronx version of Manhattan's swanky Park Avenue. This thoroughfare winds north through the Bronx for six miles and is lined with stately Art Deco and Beaux Arts style apartment buildings that date to the early 20th century. This entire stretch of road has been declared a historic district. Bookending old history with newer history, this is also the place where hip-hop music was born.
At the southern end of Grand Concourse is the neighborhood of Concourse. Along with much of South Bronx, this was originally an upscale area that descended into crime in the 1970s and 1980s. It's seen huge improvements over the past couple decades, drastically reducing crime and drawing in younger people from other boroughs looking for an affordable place to live. Despite the influx of new people, this neighborhood has retained a tightknit community feel, with plenty of families who have been around for generations and seem to know everybody else.
As it's gentrified the neighborhood has seen an increase in amenities. A yoga studio, a farmers' market, and some tasty restaurants have set up shop. Other great amenities have been here for a long time. The Bronx Museum of the Arts hosts 800 paintings, sculptures, and photographs, primarily from 20th century American artists. Two parks provide ample green space to get some exercise. And it's also home to Yankee Stadium, where the world's most iconic baseball team plays. New York City FC, a professional soccer team, plays at the stadium as well.
There are good transportation options, with three different subway lines making stops here.
Concourse is bordered on the north by Mt. Eden, on the east by Claremont Village and Morrisania, on the south by the Harlem River, and on the west by Highbridge.
Wall Street: 12.6 miles / 37-75 minutes by car / 55 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 8.2 miles / 30-75 minutes by car / 35 minutes by transit
Stamford: 32 miles / 50-80 minutes by car / 70 minutes by transit
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