MOTT HAVEN -- UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS --
JEROME PARK NEIGHBORHOOD -- RIVERDALE
Area: Bronx Kills on south to city line on north; from Harlem and Hudson rivers east to Willis Ave., Melrose Ave., Webster Ave. (to E. 211th St.), and Woodlawn Cemetery.
Principal highways: Grand Concourse, University Ave., and Broadway.
Transportalion: IRT Jerome Ave. subway, 149th St. to Woodlawn stations; IRT Broadway-7th Ave. subway, W. 225th St. to 242d St. (Van Cortlandt Park) stations; 9th Ave. el, Sedgwick Ave. to Woodlawn stations; Eighth Ave, (Independent) Grand Concourse subway, 161st St.-River Ave. to 205th St. stations.
THIS section, more densely populated than the eastern part of the borough, is characterized mostly by tall, new apartment houses tenanted on the whole by the families of salaried workers and moderately well-to-do people. The Riverdale section in the north has the smart suburban air of adjoining Westchester County.
The Grand Boulevard and Concourse (commonly called the Grand Concourse) runs about four and a half miles through the center ' of the West Bronx from Mott Avenue and 138th Street north to Mosholu Parkway near Van Cortlandt Park. The Grand Concourse is the Park Avenue of middle-class Bronx residents, and a lease to an apartment in one of its many large buildings is considered evidence of at least moderate business success. The thoroughfare, 180 feet wide, is the principal parade street of the borough,