Tremont, Bronx

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Tremont, Bronx is located in Bronx
Tremont, Bronx
Location of Tremont in New York City
The Grand Concourse runs through the neighborhood.

Tremont is a residential neighborhood geographically located in the west Bronx, New York City. The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 5. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: East 183rd Street to the north, Webster Avenue to the east, the Cross-Bronx Expressway to the south, and the Jerome Avenue to the west. The Grand Concourse is the primary thoroughfare through Tremont. The local subway is the IND Concourse Line (B D trains), operating along the Grand Concourse. Zip codes include 10453 and 10457. The area is patrolled by the 46th Precinct located at 2120 Ryer Avenue within Tremont.

Demographics[edit]

Tremont has a population under 45,000. The neighborhood is now predominantly Dominican with a significant longstanding Puerto Rican, and African American population.[citation needed]

Land use and terrain[edit]

Webster Avenue as seen from Cross Bronx Expressway

Tremont is dominated by 5 and 6-story apartment houses. The total land area is less than 1-square-mile (2.6 km2). The area is elevated above adjacent areas and is very hilly. Stair streets connect areas located at different elevations.

The landmarked Morris Avenue Historic District lines Morris Avenue between East Tremont and East 179th Street. The district consist of attached brownstones.[1]

History[edit]

Rather than having come from a colonial settlement, the name "Tremont" was invented by a postmaster in the 1800s, derived from the three ("tre") neighborhoods of Mount Eden, Mount Hope, and Fairmount in the west-central Bronx.

Schools[edit]

  • PS 9: Ryer (East 183rd Street and Ryer Avenue)
  • PS 28: Mount Hope (Mount Hope Place and Anthony Avenue)
  • PS 79: Creston (East 181st Street and Creston Avenue)
  • PS 163: Arthur Alonso Schomburg (East 180th Street and Webster Avenue)
  • PS 173: (Walton Avenue and Mount Hope Place)
  • PS/MS 279: Captain Manuel Rivera (East 181st Street and Walton Avenue)
  • MS 117: Joseph H. Wade (East 176th Street and Morris Avenue)
  • MS 331: The Bronx School of Science Inquiry and Investigation (West Tremont Avenue and Davidson Avenue)
  • MS 391: Angelo Patri (East 182nd Street and Webster Avenue)
  • PS 70: Max Schonberg School (Weeks Avenue bet. E. 173rd and E. 174th Streets)

Transportation[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 40°50′58″N 73°54′20″W / 40.8495446°N 73.9056919°W / 40.8495446; -73.9056919