Tremont, Bronx

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Tremont
Neighborhood of The Bronx
The Grand Concourse runs through the neighborhood
The Grand Concourse runs through the neighborhood
Country United States
State New York
City New York City
Borough Bronx
Area[1]
 • Total 0.301 sq mi (0.78 km2)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 24,739
 • Density 82,000/sq mi (32,000/km2)
Economics
 • Median income $26,290
Ethnicity[2]
 • Hispanic 67.5%
 • Black 27.1%
 • White 1.3%
 • Asian 2%
 • Others 2.1%
ZIP codes 10453, 10457
Area code 718, 347, 646
Tremont, Bronx is located in Bronx
Tremont, Bronx
Location of Tremont in New York City
Looking east across Grand Concourse at former Tremont Temple, now First Union Baptist Church
46th Precinct

Tremont, is a residential neighborhood geographically located in the west Bronx, New York City. The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 6. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: East 181st Street to the north, Southern Boulevard to the east, the Cross-Bronx Expressway to the south, and the Grand Concourse to the West. East Tremont Avenue 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 NYPD's 48th Precinct located at 450 Cross Bronx Expressway within Tremont.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Tremont has a population of around 24,739. The neighborhood is now predominantly Dominican, with a significant longstanding Puerto Rican and African American population.[1][4]

Land use and terrain[edit]

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.

Morris Avenue Historic District[edit]

The landmarked Morris Avenue Historic District lines Morris Avenue between East Tremont and East 179th Street. The district consists of attached brownstones.[5][6]

Etymology[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.[7]

Education[edit]

Public:

  • 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)

Parochial:

  • St. Margaret Mary School (121 East and 177th Street)[8]

Transportation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mount Hope neighborhood in New York". Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Center for Urban Research". Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "46th Precinct". 
  4. ^ "Bronx Community District 5" (PDF). Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Morris Avenue Historic District
  6. ^ "Morris Avenue Historic District Designation Report" (PDF). Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Tremont Park". Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "St. Margaret Mary". Retrieved 14 September 2015. 

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