Country Club, Bronx

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Country Club
Griswold & Research Avenues in Country Club
Griswold & Research Avenues in Country Club
Location in New York City
Coordinates: 40°50′20″N 73°49′12″W / 40.839°N 73.82°W / 40.839; -73.82Coordinates: 40°50′20″N 73°49′12″W / 40.839°N 73.82°W / 40.839; -73.82
Country United States
State New York
City New York City
Borough The Bronx
Community DistrictBronx 10[1]
Area
 • Total0.54 km2 (0.208 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total3,548 (estimated)
Economics
 • Median income$89,826
ZIP codes
10465
Area code718, 347, 929, and 917

Country Club is a residential neighborhood located in the East Bronx in New York City, adjacent to Throggs Neck. Country Club is east of Pelham Bay and it contains a large Italian-American population.[3]

The neighborhood's boundaries are Middletown Road and Watt Avenue to the north, Eastchester Bay to the east, Layton Avenue to the south, and New England Thruway to the west.[3] This area is policed by the 45th Precinct of the New York City Police Department.[4] Pelham Bay Park (including Orchard Beach), the largest public park in New York City, is located just north of Country Club, and both Pelham Bay Park and Country Club border Eastchester Bay to the east.

Transportation[edit]

Because of its proximity to I-95 and major bridges, many residents drive. There are two New York City Subway stations nearby: Pelham Bay Park and Buhre Avenue, both on the 6 and <6>​ trains, are located to the northwest in the Pelham Bay neighborhood.[5] Surface transportation is provided by the Bx24 local bus.[6] Additionally, the community is the home of the Evers Marina and Seaplane Base on the west bank of Eastchester Bay at Outlook Point.[7][8]

Education[edit]

Country Club has a private primary educational institution within its borders, Villa Maria Academy, operated by the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal.[9] The zoned public school, PS 71, is in nearby Pelham Bay in the New York City Department of Education's District 8.[10]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2015 Country Club has a population of around 3,548 people. It is a predominantly white neighborhood with around 89% of the population of Country Club being non-Hispanic white, while approximately 8% are of Hispanic ancestry and the remaining 3% a mix of Black and Asian.[2][11]

Country Club has a sizable Italian American community with many family owned Italian specialty stores and delicatessens.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NYC Planning | Community Profiles". communityprofiles.planning.nyc.gov. New York City Department of City Planning. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Country Club neighborhood in New York". Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b Vandam, Jeff (2010-04-02). "Country Club, the Bronx: Passed Down to Generations". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-01-08.
  4. ^ 45th Precinct Official Website
  5. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 1, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  6. ^ MTA Regional Bus Operations. "Bx24 bus schedule" (PDF).
  7. ^ Evers Marina and Seaplane Base
  8. ^ Evers Seaplane Base - 6N6 (AirNav.com)
  9. ^ "Villa Maria Academy Official Website". Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Welcome to PS 71 - P.S. 071 Rose E. Scala - X071 - New York City Department of Education". schools.nyc.gov. Retrieved 2017-01-08.
  11. ^ "Bronx Community District 10" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  12. ^ Wilson, Claire (2003-01-12). "If You're Thinking of Living In/Country Club, the Bronx; A Waterfront Enclave Within the City". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-07-13.