For drivers going to Manhattan or other boroughs, they have easy access to the Cross Bronx Expressway
and Major Deegan Expressway.
Following the fallout from the construction of the Cross Bronx Expressway
in 1972 that demolished a lot of the neighborhood, times were particularly tough.
These have included the many elaborate sketches of his early grappling with the Faustian figure of Robert Moses, who leveled Marshall's Bronx neighborhood of Tremont to make room for the Cross Bronx Expressway
. From deep within the bowels of academia came accounts of his place in the neo-formalist and structuralist debates of the 1980s.
Of the five highways analyzed by AAA, the dubious grand prize goes to the Cross Bronx Expressway
with 354 non-functioning lights out of 777 (a 46 percent burn-out rate).
Rosenblum advances no original thesis about the causes of urban blight, but she weighs in on the debate over the impact of Robert Moses's Cross Bronx Expressway
and the lure of Co-op City to the north as causes of neighborhood disintegration and abandonment.
One section of the Cross Bronx Expressway
in New York slows to an average of 5 miles per hour on Fridays from 4 to 5 p.m.
Newspaper reports at the time accused Co-op City of "siphoning" residents away from the Grand Concourse, though other factors, including the creation of the Cross Bronx Expressway
, also contributed to the street's decline.
The building of the Cross Bronx Expressway
, which Robert Moses oversaw during the 1950s, has become Exhibit A in the failure of large-scale urban planning policies.
For example, in an eight-block stretch of an isolated section of the South Bronx, between the Cross Bronx Expressway
and Crotona Park on both sides of Prospect Avenue, one finds six attractively reconstructed buildings intended mostly for homeless families; a shelter for 100 families being built by HELP; a large sanitation facility; and at the heart of it, on Marmion Avenue and 175th Street, a thriving, deadly drug operation.
The building offers accessibility via the Cross Bronx Expressway
95, the 6 train and the Westchester Avenue / Virginia Avenue bus station.