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Old Posted Jul 4, 2008, 12:19 AM
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South Bronx - 1980s/early 90s

All images are from http://www.panoramio.com/user/701296/tags/Bronx by Robert Ronan.

176th St and Vyse Ave


176th St and Longfellow Ave


Boone Ave and 176th St


Crotona Ave and East Tremont Ave


Bristow St and E170 St


Franklin and E169 St


Frankin Ave. and Jefferson Pl.


Crotona Park South and Fulton Ave


Fox St. and Westchester Ave.


Westchester Ave. and Kelly St.


Willis Ave Bridge and 132nd St.


162nd St and 3rd Ave


Tinton Ave and 169th St


Kelly St and St. John Ave


165th St and College Ave.


Union Ave and 149th St.


Charlotte St and Seabury Pl


Prospect Ave and E Tremont


145th St and Brook Ave
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Incredible photos.
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Being from the Bronx, I can tell you ALOTT has changed since then. While much of the Bronx still remains ghetto and run down in certain areas, it can never compare to the Bronx of the 70's-early 90's.
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Jaw-dropping.

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Some of this reminds me of midtown Detroit and Highland Park.
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2008, 10:53 PM
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Wow

Agreed this does look like detroit just taller buildings.
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2008, 12:21 AM
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Would love to see those perspectives today. I'm sure it's changed tons.


This one struck me: Just look at all the layers. There's a lone patch of graffiti that indicates the low rise building that must have at one time stood next door, as if the old graffiti indicates the initial decline of the neighbourhood and the lack of new graffiti following the building's demolition indicates its death. Really cool.
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2008, 12:39 AM
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WOW!!

this looks like somthing you would see in a city after a war!

nice shots
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2008, 2:32 AM
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So have most of these buildings been demolished, or have most been rehabbed?
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crazy pics. hard to believe its an american city. I would love to see before and afters. anyone have pics of how it looks today?
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crazy pics. hard to believe its an american city. I would love to see before and afters. anyone have pics of how it looks today?
I didn't see it specifically in these photos, but here's a good article about the street that Jimmy Carter toured in 1977 and how it's changed. A pretty good portion of the desolate areas in these photos have been filled in by new development.
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So have most of these buildings been demolished, or have most been rehabbed?
Most tenament buildings that were a burnt shell have been rehabilitated, while many new ones have risen also. Quite a contrast to what we see here.
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Thanks for that link! good to see some positive change.
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I copied this image last year, which shows the changes in the Charlotte Street area...the image is from the movie "Wolfen", a clip i got from youtube so the quality isn't good, and I tried to match that area in the Birds Eye View from Windows Live Local, which is what it looks like today.

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The second image, cant remember where i got it from, but also shows the change of the area.

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The third image is a typical house on Charlotte Street, which from what ive seen is the only single family type homes in the South Bronx.

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The fourth image is similar to new houses on lots where the buildings were demolished, but notice the older building in the background, which is typical of many streets in the area. There are several streets that have new homes, but in the middle of the block, a renovated older building will stand...and thats where you can tell which buildings survived that era. I visited a friend of mine on Simpson street, which is a few blocks south of the Charlotte Street area and she lived in the only remaining "tenement style" building on that street, which now is surrounded by Townhouse style homes. She grew up a few blocks south of that area and told me that up to 15 years ago, her building and the former police station were the only two building remaining on the block, and in the early 90s, the vacant lots were cleared and the townhouse style homes were created. And regarding her building, it was renovated, and on the inside i would consider to be like a modern condo.

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The last time i was in the South Bronx was just over a year ago and although it still looked like a rough neighbourhood, I saw only one abandoned building, which had construction on the bottom floor and it looked like it was starting renovations.

Just a comment to add, I remember as a kid visiting my family in New York, late 80s early 90s, our family told us to never get off the highway as we had to cross the Bronx into Queens, but now the south bronx is a place to get good deals and some good lunch or dinner. Its and interesting area, to anyone insecure about going there, get off the highway and look around, but obviously use common sense.

Below are two links to "Wolfen" that show the Charotte Street area in 1980.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW8Cwi6VT64

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsoKU2i65zE
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That's weird seeing those houses in the city.
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Old Posted Aug 20, 2008, 5:07 PM
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Would love to see those perspectives today. I'm sure it's changed tons.
Use Google Streetview, and you can.
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