East Bronx: East of the Bronx River, New York (Images of America Series) by Bill Twomey, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
East Bronx: East of the Bronx River, New York (Images of America Series)

East Bronx: East of the Bronx River, New York (Images of America Series)

by Bill Twomey
     
 

Using a collection of many never-before-seen

photographs, East Bronx: East of the Bronx River

celebrates the history of this group of neighborhoods. From

the late 1800s to the present day, the area has undergone

many dramatic changes. The most important factor in

the history of the east Bronx is the development of mass

transit. Its introduction to

Overview


Using a collection of many never-before-seen

photographs, East Bronx: East of the Bronx River

celebrates the history of this group of neighborhoods. From

the late 1800s to the present day, the area has undergone

many dramatic changes. The most important factor in

the history of the east Bronx is the development of mass

transit. Its introduction to the Bronx brought a new age of

commuters, people seeking professions largely in Manhattan

as well as the comforts of suburbia and a more rural

atmosphere for raising families.

The elevated trains and the highway construction between

1910 and 1940 helped to triple the population. Property

values rose and new construction became commonplace

along the waterfront from Pelham Bay to Clason Point as

summer houses were built. Today, the area east of the river

is a community rich in history and diversity. Here we can

watch the changing landscape, as old modes of transportation

replace new ones, neighborhoods evolve, and the people of

the Bronx build communities full of pride.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738503011
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/27/1999
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,098,149
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.31(d)

Meet the Author


Local historian Bill Twomey is the author of several bookson the Bronx and a columnist for The Bronx Times Reporter. His knowledge of the area and love of its communities is apparent as we follow him back in time to witness the progress of the area in East Bronx: East of the Bronx River.

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