Sedgwick Avenue is a major street in the Bronx, New York City. It runs roughly parallel to Jerome Avenue, the Major Deegan Expressway, and University Avenue. Sedgwick Avenue is one of the longest streets in the western part of the Bronx, running from Mosholu Parkway at the north to Macombs Dam Bridge at its southern end, about 800 feet (250 m) west of Yankee Stadium.
From the early 20th century until the 1970s, Sedgwick Avenue is one of the busiest thoroughfares in the Bronx, having steetcars, buses, and train stations. In around 1900, it was a popular road for weekend bicycle tours and military marches to Van Cortlandt Park. From 1918 to 1958, the Sedgwick Avenue (IRT Ninth Avenue Line) station operated.
This two-way thoroughfare passes a number of historic sites including the Hall of Fame for Great Americans and 1520 Sedgwick Avenue.
- The Hall of Fame for Great Americans directly overlooks Sedgwick Avenue.
- DJ Kool Herc is credited with helping to start hip hop and rap music at a house concert at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue.
- The Sedgwick Avenue station was a train station on the abandoned section of the IRT Ninth Avenue Line from 1918 until 1958.
- The 44th Precinct Sedgwick, also known as the Sedgwick Avenue NYPD station.
- The University Woods, overlooking the Harlem River is a small wood land crested between Sedgwick and Cedar Avenues, and is also known as Cedar Park or Cedar Woods.
- There were buses and streetcars along the avenue.
- Sedgwick Avenue remains a primary thoroughfare through University Heights and Kingsbridge Heights. Zip codes include 10463 and 10468.
- The Putnam Line had a station at Sedgwick Avenue.
- Morris Heights, Bronx is adjacent to the southeastern section of the avenue.
- The New York City Housing Authority has a number of large apartment complexes along the avenue.
- Roberto Clemente State Park, 1 West Tremont Avenue
- The avenue runs near the west and north sides of the Jerome Park Reservoir
- Mosholu Parkway intersects with Sedgwick Avenue at their northern ends.
- Henry Mitchell MacCracken, The Hall of Fame: being the official book authorized by the New York University senate as a statement of the origin and constitution of the Hall of Fame, and of its history up to the close of the year 1900, p. 73 (G.P. Putnams' Sons, 1901), found at Google Books. Retrieved 4/11/11.
- See IRT Ninth Avenue Line 9th Avenue El,Polo Gounds Shuttle, and New York Central Hudson Division Sedgwick Ave Station in Forgotten BronxTransit.
- Bronx Community College website Directions page. Retrieved 4/11/11.
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