East Bronx: East of the Bronx River

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Using a collection of many never-before-seenphotographs, East Bronx: East of the Bronx Rivercelebrates the history of this group of neighborhoods. Fromthe late 1800s to the present day, the area has undergonemany dramatic changes. The most important factor inthe history of the east Bronx is the development of masstransit. Its introduction to the Bronx brought a new age ofcommuters, people seeking professions largely in Manhattanas well as the comforts of suburbia and a more ruralatmosphere for raising families.The elevated trains and the highway construction between1910 and 1940 helped to triple the population. Propertyvalues rose and new construction became commonplacealong the waterfront from Pelham Bay to Clason Point assummer houses were built. Today, the area east of the riveris a community rich in history and diversity. Here we canwatch the changing landscape, as old modes of transportationreplace new ones, neighborhoods evolve, and the people ofthe Bronx build communities full of pride.
ISBN: 9780738503011
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Local historian Bill Twomey is the author of several bookson the Bronx and a columnist for The Bronx Times Reporter. His knowledge of the area and love of its communities is apparent as we follow him back in time to witness the progress of the area in East Bronx: East of the Bronx River.
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