Southern Boulevard (Bronx)

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Southern Boulevard
Looking southwest on the street in Crotona Park East
Looking southwest on the street in Crotona Park East
Former name(s) Dr. Theodore L. Kazimiroff Boulevard
Owner City of New York
Maintained by NYCDOT
Location Bronx, New York City
Coordinates 40°51′08″N 73°52′55″W / 40.85226°N 73.88198°W / 40.85226; -73.88198Coordinates: 40°51′08″N 73°52′55″W / 40.85226°N 73.88198°W / 40.85226; -73.88198
South end Bruckner Boulevard in Mott Haven
Major
junctions
US 1 in Belmont
North end Mosholu Parkway in Bedford Park

Southern Boulevard is a street in the Bronx, New York City. It stretches from Bruckner Boulevard in Mott Haven to Mosholu Parkway in Bedford Park. Until 2011, the portion north of Fordham Road, adjacent to the New York Botanical Garden, was also named Dr. Theodore L. Kazimiroff Boulevard.[2] The name of Kazimiroff, a Bronx historian, was taken off the street signs of Southern Boulevard because the New York City Department of Transportation believed that Kazimiroff's name was unpopular with locals, citing the fact that many people did not know where Kazimiroff Boulevard was.

The 2 and ​5 trains run directly above Southern Boulevard from Simpson Street to 174th Street. The 6 and <6>​ trains also run under Southern Boulevard from East 143rd Street to Hunts Point Avenue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (July 3, 2018). "Southern Boulevard" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Michael M. Grynbaum (11 April 2011). "After 3 Decades, a Bronx Historian Loses His Road". Retrieved May 31, 2013.