Sedgwick Avenue

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This article is about the street in The Bronx. For the street in Cambridge, England, see Sidgwick Avenue.

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.

Sedgwick Avenue NYPD
1520 Sedgwick Avenue where DJ Kool Herc threw his first parties

A smaller Sedgwick Avenue continues into Yonkers, north of Van Cortlandt Park and east of the Saw Mill River Parkway.

From the early 20th century until the 1970s, Sedgwick Avenue is one of the busiest thoroughfares in the Bronx, having streetcars, buses, and train stations. In around 1900, it was a popular road for weekend bicycle tours and military marches to Van Cortlandt Park.[1] From 1918 to 1958, the Sedgwick Avenue (IRT Ninth Avenue Line) station operated.[2]

Notable sites[edit]

This two-way thoroughfare passes a number of historic sites including the Hall of Fame for Great Americans and 1520 Sedgwick Avenue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b See IRT Ninth Avenue Line 9th Avenue El,Polo Grounds Shuttle, and New York Central Hudson Division Sedgwick Ave Station in Forgotten BronxTransit.
  3. ^ Bronx Community College website Directions page. Retrieved 4/11/11.
  4. ^ Borgya, A. (September 3, 2010) "A Museum Quest Spins On and On", New York Times. Retrieved 9/4/10.
  5. ^ Dolnick, S. (September 6, 2010) "Hope for a Bronx Tower of Hip-Hop Lore", New York Times. Retrieved 9/6/10.
  6. ^ (July 23, 2007) "An Effort to Honor the Birthplace of Hip-Hop", New York Times. Retrieved 9/3/10.
  7. ^ (July 23, 2007) "1520 Sedgwick Avenue Honored as a Hip-Hop Landmark Today", XXL Magazine. Retrieved 9/3/10.

Coordinates: 40°51′37.59″N 73°54′40.74″W / 40.8604417°N 73.9113167°W / 40.8604417; -73.9113167