Morris Park

Morris Park is a neighborhood in the Bronx borough of New York City (Northeastern United States). The neighborhood is part of Community Board 11 in the East Bronx.
Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: Pelham Parkway to the north, the Amtrak Northeast Corridor tracks to the east and south, and
Bronxdale-Muliner Avenues to the west. It borders the neighborhoods of Van Nest to its southwest and Indian Village to its northeast. Williamsbridge Road and
Morris Park Avenue are the primary thoroughfares through Morris Park. The local subway is the IRT Dyre Avenue Line, operating along Esplanade.
Zip codes include 10461 and 10462. The area is patrolled by the 49th Precinct located at 2121 Eastchester Road. The neighborhood has a large Italian
American population.

Transportation

  • Bx8: to 225th Street 2 (White Plains Road) line station or Locust Point (via Williamsbridge Road)
  • Bx12: to Bay Plaza Shopping Center or Inwood–207th Street A line station (via Fordham Road–Pelham Parkway)
  • Bx21: to Westchester Square station or Third Avenue–138th Street station (via Boston Road / Morris Park Avenue)
  • Bx31: to Woodlawn or Westchester Square station (via Eastchester Road)
  • Pelham Parkway (IRT Dyre Avenue Line) (5)
  • Morris Park (IRT Dyre Avenue Line) (5)
  • BxM10: express to Midtown Manhattan
  • Bee Line bus routes 60, 61, and 62 to lower Westchester run along Boston Road.

Notable locations

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, and the Jack D. Weiler Hospital division of Montefiore Medical Center are all located on the eastern
edge of the neighborhood. Matthews Park, Van Nest Lanes (a bowling alley), The 24 Hour Store, St. Francis Xavier School; St. Clare of Assisi School: whose Girls
Varsity Basketball team won the Bronx Championship in ’98. Our Saviour Lutheran School, P.S. 83; whose Girls Varsity Basketball team won the Bronx championship in
2006-2007, and most notably P.S. 108 which has been rated as one of the top schools in the Bronx for its academic achievement and performance.
The neighborhood is also home to Bronx Psychiatric Center and Calvary Hospital.

Parks and recreation

Loreto Park is undergoing renovation to its main entrance portion which is located on Van Nest Avenue. Councilman James Vacca allocated $500,000 from the
City Council for the reconstruction. Additions include a play area for toddlers, wheel-chair accessible equipment and planting beds. New benches, fencing and
game tables are also slated to be added to the park. The existing bocce court as well will be renovated. The project is expected to be completed by spring 2012.

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