He is one of the few persons to have gone down with the ship, and survive the actual sinking. Young Archibald Gracie attended the elite St. However, its training did pay off, and he entered the Army, earning a commission and rising to the rank of Colonel.
The mid to late century were hard times, as the Bronx declined —85 from a predominantly moderate-income to a predominantly lower-income area with high rates of violent crime and poverty.
The Bronx has experienced an economic and developmental resurgence starting in the late s that continues into today. The Bronx was a mostly rural area for many generations, small farms supplying the city markets, but it grew into a railroad suburb in the late 19th century.
Faster transportation enabled rapid population growth in the late 19th century, involving the move from horse-drawn street cars to elevated railways and the subway system, which linked to Manhattan in Inthe Bronx was the site of 63 piano factories employing more than 5, workers.
Extensions of the New York City Subway contributed to the increase in population as thousands of immigrants came to the Bronx, resulting in a major boom in residential construction. In addition, FrenchGermanPolishand other immigrants moved into the borough.
The Jewish population also increased notably during this time. In, Jews lived in The Bronx Many synagogues still stand in the Bronx, but most have been converted to other uses.
Irish, Italian, Jewish, and Polish gangs smuggled in most of the illegal whiskey, and the oldest sections of the borough became poverty-stricken.
Between andmoderate and upper income Bronxites predominantly non-Hispanic Whites began to relocate from the southwestern neighborhoods of the borough. One significant factor that shifted the racial and economic demographics was the construction of Co-op City, built with the intent of housing middle-class residents in family-sized apartments.
Most predominantly non-Hispanic White communities today are located in the eastern and northwestern sections of the borough. From the early s to the early s, the quality of life declined sharply for many Bronx residents.
Others have suggested a " planned shrinkage " of municipal services, such as fire-fighting. The burning of buildings was predominantly in the poorest communities, such as the South Bronx. One explanation of what occurred was that landlords decided to burn their low property-value buildings and take the insurance money, as it was more lucrative to get insurance money than to refurbish or sell a building in a severely distressed area.
However, starting in the s, many burned-out and run-down tenements were replaced by multi-unit housing. The Bronx has seen an increase in revitalization in recent years. Groups affiliated with churches in the South Bronx erected the Nehemiah Homes with about 1, units.
Chains such as MarshallsStaplesand Target opened stores in the Bronx. More bank branches opened in the Bronx as a whole rising from in to inalthough not primarily in poor or minority neighborhoods, while the Bronx still has fewer branches per person than other boroughs.
Much of the new development is springing up in formerly vacant lots across the South Bronx. Marble Hill is in pink, cut off by water from the rest of Manhattan in orange. Parks are light green, Woodlawn Cemetery medium green, sports facilities dark green, the not-yet-built Jerome Park Reservoir light blue, St.
There is also a short southern land boundary with Marble Hill in the Borough of Manhattan, over the filled-in former course of the Spuyten Duyvil Creek. Rikers Island in the East River, home to the large jail complex for the entire city, is also part of the Bronx.The Bronx Sports News Follow coverage of your favorite teams in The Bronx, NY.
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Patented and nationally-comparable. Mount Saint Michael Academy, also known as Mount, is an all-boys Roman Catholic high school in the Wakefield neighborhood of the New York City borough of the Bronx.
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