Talk:Morrisania, Bronx

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Pronounciation[edit]

Morrisania is pronounced {morris-say-niah}

Boundaries[edit]

I'm not confused by the boundaries of Morrisania, given in this article. If you set Crotona-Prospect Avenues as the eastern boundaries, then Charlotte Str. would be included, like it is mentioned further down in the article. If the Grand Concourse really is the western boundary, then Morrisania wouldnt stretch beyond the borders of the Bronx Community Board 3, which only goes to the Park-Webster Avenues. On morrisania.com I found the alternate boundaries Cross Bronx Expressway, Crotona Park North, Southern Boulevard, Westchester Avenue, 161st Street, Brook Avenue, and Webster Avenue. Does anyone know an answer for this differing information? Thank You. Thomas 217.232.143.229 17:22, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Charlotte Street is east of Crotona-Prospect Avenues in Crotona Park East or East Morrisania. The western boundary is Webster Avenue, there is a huge shift in elevation at that point. Wikiwiki718 (talk) 02:20, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Junked car??[edit]

I'm not saying it's the upper east side but the junked car image is over the top. It's not the kind of thing you see every day and I think that image should be removed. It's like an image from the 1970s! Objections? futurebird 13:42, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

I disagree you will find numerous stripped and damaged cars on the more desolate streets like Park Avenue and in vacant lots. The photograph is representative of the lack of maintenance and trash pick up in the area. Trash in general is widespread across the community. It's not the 1970's it's present day and unfortunate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikiwiki718 (talkcontribs) 03:02, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

On which street has the picture with the junked car been taken? Thank you —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.174.62.94 (talk) 15:41, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Park Avenue. Wikiwiki718 (talk) 09:14, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

I have more of an issue with the statement, "Many single mothers had their children at a very young age and could not provide for them." This discriminates against single and young mothers. The neighborhood IS plagued by many social problems, but why must be attribute it to young, single mothers? What about the quality of the schools in the neighborhood and sanitation problems, perhaps lack of access to affordable healthcare? There are always underlying social causes to social problems...blaming it on individuals is not neutral or factually based. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.108.55.31 (talk) 02:05, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Outdated article[edit]

A lot of the information in this article is incorrect. In the past two years the neighborhood has undergone gentrification and there are very few abandoned buildings or vacant stores left. The photograph in no way represents what the area is like today! 209.247.22.164 (talk) 15:46, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

The area is not gentrified but undergoing revitalization. Restoring lost housing stock in the form of affordable housing. Gentrification is very different, there is very little displacement and very little change in demographics minus population. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.204.10.97 (talk) 02:13, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Although the area has undergone revitalization, there are still vacant lots and abandoned buildings. There are significant other aesthetic/public problems in the neighborhood, including decaying infrastructure and pollution. I see it every day. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.108.55.31 (talk) 02:02, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Part of the article says the following 

For decades Morrisania has been one of the richest communities in America.

This statement does not agree with the rest of the article , which strongly suggests that there is still a large population in low income  —Preceding unsigned comment added by Figelnoster (talkcontribs) 23:27, 6 October 2010 (UTC)