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Mott Haven is a primarily residential neighborhood in the southwestern section of the New York City borough of the Bronx. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise, are East 149th Street to the north, the Bruckner Expressway to the east, the Bronx Kill waterway to the south, and the Harlem River to the west.
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Settlement by Jonas Bronck
The Bronx was named after the Swedish sea captain Jonas Bronck. In 1639, the Dutch West India Company purchased the land of today's Mott Haven from the Wecquaesgeek (groups of Lenape tribe). Bronck built his farm on this land and named it "Emmanus". The house was located close to what is today the corner of Willis Avenue and 132nd Street. The peace treaty between Dutch authorities and the Wecquaesgeekchiefs Ranaqua and Tackamuckwas was signed in Bronck's house. This event is...
The area that is now called Mott Haven was sold to the Morris family in 1670. A small part of the larger swath of land known as Morrisania, it was purchased by Jordan Lawrence Mott for his iron works in 1849. A vestige of the iron works can be seen just west of the Third Avenue Bridge on East 134th Street at St. Ann's Church (ECUSA) on St. Ann's Avenue is the resting place of Lewis Morris, Gouverneur Morris and other members of that powerful colonial family, and a Register...
"South Bronx" and late 20th century
Mott Haven and Port Morris were the first neighborhoods to give rise to the term "South Bronx". Together, they were earlier known as the North Side or North New York. This area was part of New York County after the incorporation of Greater New York in 1898. The Chase Manhattan Bank at Third Avenue and E. 137th Street was originally the North Side Board of Trade Building (1912). It later became the North Side Savings Bank, which became Dollar Dry Dock, which became Chase. I...
Mott Haven is a high-density and mainly low-income neighborhood. Like most neighborhoods in New York City, the vast majority of households are renter-occupied. The neighborhood is largely Puerto Rican, with smaller numbers of African Americans, Mexicans and Dominicanspresent. Based on data from the 2010 United States Census, the population of Mott Haven and Port Morris was 52,413, a change of 3,383 (6.5%) from the 49,030 counted in 2000. Covering an area of 951.01 acres (384.86 ha), the neighborhood had a population density of 55.1 inhabitants per acre (35,300/sq mi; 13,600/km2). The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 1.7% (867) White, 24.7% (12,927) African American, 0.2% (95) Native American, 0.4% (214) Asian, 0% (7) Pacific Islander, 0.2% (124) from other races, and 0.6% (310) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latinoof any race were 72.3% (37,869) of the population. The entirety of Community District 1, which comprises Mott...
Mott Haven is dominated by tenement-style apartment buildings and large public housing complexes. There are three historical districts consisting of brownstone-style rowhouses. In the last two decades, construction of modern 2- and 3-unit rowhouses and apartment buildings has increased the percentage of owner-occupiers. The neighborhood contains one of the highest concentrations of NYCHA projects in the Bronx. The total land area is roughly one square mile. The terrain is low-lying and flat except around St. Mary's Parkwhere it is somewhat hilly.
The Mott Haven Herald is a news outlet that reports in Mott Haven, Melrose and Port Morris. It is produced by students at the City University Graduate School of Journalismand edited by Joe Hirsch.
Mott Haven and Melrose are patrolled by the 40th Precinct of the NYPD, located at 257 Alexander Avenue. The 40th Precinct ranked 59th safest out of 69 patrol areas for per-capita crime in 2010. As of 2018[update], with a non-fatal assault rate of 186 per 100,000 people, Mott Haven and Melrose's rate of violent crimes per capita is greater than that of the city as a whole. The incarceration rate of 1,214 per 100,000 people is higher than that of the city as a whole.:8 The 40th Precinct has a lower crime rate than in the 1990s, with crimes across all categories having decreased by 67.6% between 1990 and 2018. The precinct reported 8 murders, 37 rapes, 462 robberies, 484 felony assaults, 251 burglaries, 774 grand larcenies, and 92 grand larcenies auto in 2018.
Mott Haven contains three New York City Fire Department(FDNY) fire stations: 1. Squad 41 – 330 East 150th Street 2. Engine Company 60/Ladder Company 17/Battalion 14 – 341 East 143rd Street 3. Engine Company 83/Ladder Company 29 – 618 East 138th Street In addition, FDNY EMS Station 14 is located at Lincoln Hospitalat 234 East 149th Street.
As of 2018[update], preterm births and births to teenage mothers are more common in Mott Haven and Melrose than in other places citywide. In Mott Haven and Melrose, there were 95 preterm births per 1,000 live births (compared to 87 per 1,000 citywide), and 35.1 births to teenage mothers per 1,000 live births (compared to 19.3 per 1,000 citywide).:11 Mott Haven and Melrose has a relatively high population of residents who are uninsured. In 2018, this population of uninsured residents was estimated to be 14%, slightly higher than the citywide rate of 12%.:14 The concentration of fine particulate matter, the deadliest type of air pollutant, in Mott Haven and Melrose is 0.0086 milligrams per cubic metre (8.6×10−9 oz/cu ft), more than the city average.:9 Fifteen percent of Mott Haven and Melrose residents are smokers, which is higher than the city average of 14% of residents being smokers.:13 In Mott Haven and Melrose, 42% of residents...
Mott Haven is covered by multiple ZIP Codes. The section west of Third Avenue is part of 10451, while the sections east of Third Avenue are part of 10455 (north of 145th Street) and 10458 (south of 145th Street). The United States Postal Serviceoperates three post offices in Mott Haven: 1. Bronx Station – 558 Grand Concourse 2. Mott Haven Station – 517 East 139th Street 3. Hub Station – 633 St. Ann's Avenue 4. Uptown Parcel Annex Station – 845 East 136th Street
Mott Haven and Melrose generally have a lower rate of college-educated residents than the rest of the city as of 2018[update]. While 16% of residents age 25 and older have a college education or higher, 41% have less than a high school education and 43% are high school graduates or have some college education. By contrast, 26% of Bronx residents and 43% of city residents have a college education or higher.:6The percentage of Mott Haven and Melrose students excelling in math rose from 18% in 2000 to 37% in 2011, though reading achievement decreased slightly from 25% to 24% during the same time period. Mott Haven and Melrose's rate of elementary school student absenteeism is more than the rest of New York City. In Mott Haven and Melrose, 32% of elementary school students missed twenty or more days per school year, higher than the citywide average of 20%.:24 (PDF p. 55):6 Additionally, 62% of high school students in Mott Haven...
The following New York City Subwaystations serve Mott Haven: 1. 138th Street–Grand Concourse (4 and 5trains) 2. Third Avenue–138th Street (6 and <6> trains) 3. Brook Avenue (6train) 4. Cypress Avenue (6train) 5. East 143rd Street–St. Mary's Street (6train) 6. 149th Street–Grand Concourse (2, 4, and 5trains) 7. Third Avenue–149th Street (2 and 5trains) The following MTA Regional Bus Operationsbus routes serve Mott Haven: 1. Bx1: to Riverdale (via Grand Concourse) 2. Bx2: to Kingsbridge Heights (via Grand Concourse) 3. Bx4/Bx4A: to Westchester Square (via Westchester Avenue) 4. Bx15: to Fordham Plaza or Manhattanville(via Third Avenue) 5. Bx17: to Fordham Plaza(via Prospect and Crotona Avenues) 6. Bx19: to Riverbank State Park or Bronx Park (via 149th Street and Southern Boulevard) 7. Bx21: to Westchester Square – East Tremont Avenue (6 and <6> trains) (via Boston Road and Morris Park Avenue) 8. Bx32: to VA Hospital (via Morris Avenue and Jerome Avenue) 9. Bx33: to Har...
Mott Haven is a residential neighborhood in the en:South Bronx, New York City.
The Bronx is south of Westchester County; north and east of the New York City borough of Manhattan, across the Harlem River; and north of the New York City borough of Queens, across the East River. The Bronx has a land area of 42 square miles (109 km 2) and a population of 1,418,207 in 2019.
The entire line is in Bronx County, New York, except for the realigned segment in Marble Hill, Manhattan. All stations between DV interlocking and Mott Haven Junction, and between Melrose and Port Morris, are read from north to south; the segment between Mott Haven Junction and Port Morris is read from south to north.
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