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DAILY NEWS --The Bronx is getting a brand new neighborhood
September 25, 2014
Cromwell-Jerome would create a residential and retail corridor between Highbridge and the Grand Concourse, according to Department of City Planning study.
The city is planning a new neighborhood in the Bronx.
The Department of City Planning gave the Daily News an inside look, and a private tour, of the 57-block valley between the Grand Concourse and Highbridge that could soon be known as “Cromwell-Jerome.”
The area, over-burdened with auto shops, parking lots and self-storage facilities, is ripe for retail and residential development, according to a new study unveiled by the city on Tuesday.
“Because we’re in effect creating a new neighborhood here, and knitting together existing neighborhoods, we have to bring everyone together around that,” Carol Samol, the Bronx director of the Department of City Planning told The News. “We are proposing this approach because of the needs of this community.”