East 233rd Street

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Coordinates: 40°53′32.18″N 73°51′13.77″W / 40.8922722°N 73.8538250°W / 40.8922722; -73.8538250

East 233rd Street
E233rdSt map.png
Length 3.0 mi[1] (4.8 km)
Location Bronx
East end US 1.svg US 1 (Boston Road) in Eastchester (continues as Pinkley Avenue)
Major
junctions
NY-22.svg NY 22 in Eastchester
Bronx River Pkwy Shield.svg Bronx River Parkway in Woodlawn
West end I-87.svg Jerome Avenue/Major Deegan Expressway in Woodlawn

East 233rd Street is one of the major thoroughfares in the Bronx. The road is 3 miles (4.8 km) long and stretches from U.S. Route 1 (Boston Road) in the Eastchester section of the Bronx to the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) in Woodlawn (near Van Cortlandt Park). The road changes names from East 233rd Street to Pinkley Avenue after the eastern terminus, at Boston Road. There is one interchange with a highway along the way, which is for the Bronx River Parkway. There are two subway stations along the road, one at Dyre Avenue, serving the 5 train, and one at White Plains Road, serving the 2 5 trains.

Street description[edit]

East 233rd Street begins at an interchange with Boston Road in the southwestern side of Pelham Manor.[1] The road heads westward and into Parkside, where it intersects with Dyre Avenue and Route 22. There is a subway station located at the Dyre Avenue intersection. As East 233rd Street leaves Parkside, the road passes by Seton Falls Park in Eastchester.

Baychester Avenue, former Route 164, intersects at the northwest corner of the park and 233rd Street continues to the northwest. White Plains Road, a divided highway, intersects in Woodlawn. The second subway station is located at the intersection. At the Carpenter Avenue intersection, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center is off to the left. Soon afterwards is the Bronx River Parkway, however, the road is only accessible from Bronx Boulevard. At the Webster Avenue intersection, a train station is present as well as the northwest corner of Woodlawn Cemetery. East 233rd Street runs along the northern border of Woodlawn Cemetery until its terminus at Jerome Avenue and the Major Deegan Expressway.[1]

History[edit]

Between Webster and Provost Avenues, East 233rd Street was once part of NY 22, which previously continued into Manhattan.[2][3] The road was also part of the alignment for the proposed City Line Expressway.[4]

Transportation[edit]

Dyre Avenue station

Subway[edit]

There are two subway stations along East 233rd Street. The first one, 233rd Street, is located at the intersection of 233rd and White Plains Road. It serves the 2 5 trains and has a connection to the Metro-North line at the nearby Webster Avenue intersection.[5] The second one, Eastchester – Dyre Avenue, is located at the Dyre Avenue intersection with Eastchester. The station serves the 5 train and is the end of the IRT Dyre Avenue Line.[6]

Bus[edit]

There is access to the Bx16, Bx 31 and Bx34 buses provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on East 233rd Street.[7]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in the Bronx.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Eastchester 0.00 0.00 US 1 (Boston Road)
0.20 0.32 NY 22 (Provost Avenue)
Wakefield 1.00 1.61 Baychester Avenue Former routing of NY 164
Woodlawn 2.10 3.38 Bronx River Parkway
3.00 4.83 I-87 (Major Deegan Expressway)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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