Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Listing of the Day: Pelham Parkway Studio

2165 Matthews Ave., Studio $850/mo.

This is a very cheap studio in an elevator building in a nice section of the Bronx. The Pelham Parkway area leaves you in close proximity to the Zoo and the Botanical Garden, but also a short bus ride down Pelham Parkway on the Bx12 to Orchard Beach and City Island. Needless to say, there would be stuff to do.

Pelham Parkway is more than just a road. It really serves like a miles long park that connects Pelham Bay Park to Bronx Park (i.e. the combined Zoo and Botanical Garden). In reality, the road is called Pelham and Bronx Parkway after the eponymous parks at either end of the parkway. Eponymous parks or not, no one calls it that, so stick to calling it Pelham Parkway.

Transportation is pretty good, with the 5 train stopping at either the Pelham Parkway or Morris Park stations.

As a very early BoogieDowner turn to the holidays, I'd be remiss if I were to exclude the diadem in the nabe's annual holiday crown. Wow your friends with your hood's serious yuletide pride. This annual spectacle on the corner of Westervelt and Pelham Parkway is not to be missed, but often overlooked.

Merry Festivus!



Anonymous said...

The studio is lovely but slightly overpriced in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations from a Staten Island resident who lives at the corner of another Westervelt Avenue (there's one in Jersey City, too), spelled like yours in the northeast Bronx.