Talk:Grand Concourse (Bronx)

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The main article refers to the 1914 opening of the IND Concourse Line, but the Concourse Line did not open until 1933. In fact the IND system had not even been proposed as of 1914. The nearby Jerome Avenue El (the IRT Woodlawn Line) opened in 1917. This might have been what the author had in mind. I can't clear this up myself because I don't know enough about the history of the Grand Concourse to say what part of the original statement, that the 1914 opening of the Concourse Line encouraged people to move into housing along the Grand Concourse. Does anybody have any guesses? 69.141.29.225 04:15, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Yes, you are correct about 1914 being an error and the article being incorrect. Actually it was the opening of the IRT Jerome Avenue line that spurred development of the west Bronx, including the Grand Councourse, given further impetus by the opening of the Concourse line in 1933. I will fix.--Mantanmoreland 14:28, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

1870[edit]

"Risse first conceived of the road in 1870, as a means of connecting the borough of Manhattan to the parkway in the northern Bronx." Eh? What Bronx? West of the Bronx River and south of Yonkers was just various villages in the southwest end of Westchester County, right? What borough of Manhattan? Did New York have any boroughs at the time? And most difficult of all, what parkway, in 1870? Jim.henderson (talk) 19:06, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Reference[edit]

In the references section, one article is described as being written by Constance Rosenbaum, but the author's name is Constance Rosenblum, as is seen when redirected to the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nyc803 (talkcontribs) 02:15, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. I rewrote the ref to bluelight the newspaper name and date and omit the byline as per my usual practice for periodicals. If anyone thinks this a bad habit, go right ahead and improve it. Jim.henderson (talk) 00:14, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Jim, In every reference I've seen in 50 years of scholarship, the byline has been included. It's standard. Why omit? So I'm going to put back in, and try to spell the author's name properly this time;-) Bellagio99 (talk) 13:23, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Ah. I'm an old Manhattanite but much newer to scholarship, and with this and other newspaper citations was following the example of other editors rather than looking in Wikipedia:Cite#Citation_styles which pretty agrees with you. Serves me right for following blindly the example of the blind. Thanks for catching me; I'll pay more attention to house style in future and hope to offer a better example for others to follow. Jim.henderson (talk) 05:53, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Most graceful apology I've ever read on Wikipedia. Thanks. Bellagio99 (talk) 13:02, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Design[edit]

This article says nothing about the design of the Concourse in regards to crossing traffic. The way that major cross streets intersect via underpasses is probably unique in New York City. How these came to be implemented (WPA??) deserves comment. Klausner (talk) 05:12, 15 February 2010 (UTC)