"Another Top Bronx Spot"
Choctaw Place is one of my favorite streets in the Bronx. There are about 3 streets I wished I could have lived on and it is one of them. Choctaw Place has gorgeous, and pretty large for within New York City, houses with perfectly manicured lawns. The majority of the houses are brick, which I adore, and it is a nice small quiet street. It is also really close to Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Jacobi Medical Center, which is the draw for me.
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Pawnee Place like Pinchot Place is a street I have always wanted to live on. It is a small simple street with a combination of tudor (I think that's the style) and brink single family houses. Everyone one has their own yard and driveway and they are all nicely maintained. It is just a nice, neighborhoody street that is incredibly close to the Einstein College of Medicine or Jacobi Medical Center if you work at either.
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Pinchot Place is a very small street with gorgeous single family houses. It is barely a block long, but is in a great location as it is very close to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Jacobi Medical Center. Many of the houses are in a style whose name I can never remember--white with dark brown roofs and sorta brown boards--Tudor maybe? Anyway, I've always loved this street since it's so simple and has beautiful houses. It reminds me more of some neighborhoods in Westchester than the Bronx.
"Pretty and Quiet Street"
Seminole Avenue is a very pretty tree lines street with single or two-family townhouses. It is a very nice street that is two ways that is right near the Jacobi Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. It is a good place for students and faculty of the Medical school to live because of its proximity to the school--it is literally a block away. It is a very nice street with very nice houses.
"Nice Simple Basic Bronx Street"
Bainbridge Avenue basically runs from the 205th St D stop past the Woodlawn Cemetary where it merges with Jerome Avenue. I spent a lot of time walking along Bainbridge when the Moshulu Parkway 4 stop was closed and I had to take the D to Montefiore. It's basically a nice simple street. It's two ways with a few buses. It has a few convenience stores and a few multi-story apartment buildings. So it's basically a mix of residential and commercial. Bainbridge is also where Montefiore has it's outpatient medical center. Around the hospital on Bainbridge it is mostly Montefiore related offices or buildings. Woodlawn is exactly what you expect from a cemetery, nice but sad. All in all Bainbridge is a nice and safe street.
Bronx Park Road is a nice little road that drives throughout the New York Botanical Gardens. While it's mainly used to get to the various buildings, etc... in the Botanical Gardens. It is highly scenic and a nice little drive through the Gardens to get a view of some of them. Unlike most roads through parks (like Central Park) it is not heavily trafficed or congested. This is mainly because it isn't used as a thoroughfare, but as I said just to get to the buildings in the Botanical Gardens.
"Not Much of Anything"
Cromwell Avenue is a tiny slice of road by the Major Deegan. On one side is the Major Deegan and on the other side is parking lots and developing box stores. The area is being built up and given its proximity to Yankee Stadium it is trafficed. However, I find it hard to believe it will ever be much more than a back street to get to parking, etc...
"Pretty but Pretty Boring Street"
Kossuth Ave is a pretty tree lined street that is short and quite boring. A major part of one block of Kossuth is the side of Montefiore Medical Center and its mainly more of a cut through street and the back end of buildings than anything else. It is also just a block over from Jerome Avenue and all of its shops and restaurants as well as the Moshulu Parkway 4 stop.
Rochambeau Ave runs North to South and is cut off in the middle by Montefiore Medical Center. It is mainly single townhouses that have now been purchased by Montefiore and are used as offices. What was once a residential area is now a commercial area with their legal department, labs, and other offices for the nearby hospital.
"Circles Williamsbridge Playground"
Resevoir Oval E is basically the solution to getting around Williamsbridge Playground. It's a large, one-way roundabout that allows you to get from the roads East of the playground to those West and vice versa. Other than that there really isn't much on it other than some high rises. It can be a pain to deal with and I usually avoid it and use other side roads where I can. Some elect to run along it, but I would instead recommend using the track inside the playground so that you don't have to deal with cars and traffic.
"Phenomenal Historic Brooklyn Heights"
I have lived in Brooklyn Heights for four years and it is hard to imagine wanting to live anywhere else. Although it is pricey, as with anything, you get what you pay for. Brooklyn Heights is filled with beautiful tree lined streets with gorgeous, historic brownstones. Brooklyn Heights has the convenience of numerous subways (A,C, F, 2, 3, 4, 5, R, G) either in Brooklyn Heights or right outside the boundaries that are all one or two stops away from downtown Manhattan. It is an easy walk or short subway ride to Atlantic Terminal with all of its shopping, subways, and the LIRR. Brooklyn Heights also has phenomenal restaurants. Henry Street in the North Heights could be considered its own "Restaurant Row" with Henry's End, Noodle, Pudding, Le Petit Marche, Henry St. Ale House, and Iron Chef House. Not to mention the great take-out at Heights Falafel, Fascati, and Great Wall. Brooklyn Heights is also steps from Smith Street--Brooklyn's own restaurant row. There are also the goregous views of downtown Manhattan, the Statute of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge from the promenade--by far my favorite spot in all of New York!
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