This is not a bad little studio for those who are tired of having roomies or being subsidized by a third party for rent. The nabe is affordable and close to transportation, but don't think you'd have to leave the hood to enjoy yourself...
You'd find yourself in the heart of the Yankee Stadium development orgy in this apartment. Obviously, the City and the Yankees want this hood to do well. It's probably one of the most heavily visited outer-borough attractions for tourists. Expect an already decent hood to flourish. Now if only you could use slightly illegal municipal bills to fund your next move like the Yankees, you'd be looking at real estate sale listings instead of rentals, but that's fodder for another post.
Joyce Kilmer Park on 161st Street is a nice stretch of green across from the courthouse. The park runs more north-south than East-West, so your more northerly spot here at 165th doesn't mean you'll be schlepping too far. You'd also be close to new and the old Yankee Stadiums, of which the latter at some point in the future hopefully will become a bad ass park for the community (although sadly the city and the Yankees are moving at a snail's pace on the project).
You'd be reasonably close to the recently opened Gateway Center Mall. The Bronx Museum of the Arts is just on 165th and the Grand Concourse, but there is art up and down the Grand Concourse in the 160s and 150s with beautiful Art Deco architecture. You'd also be near the new healthy foodie option 4Food.
Lots of choices for transportation. For those who work on the West Side there is the B/D at 161st. For those who work on the East Side there is the 4 at 161st and Jerome. And pretty soon you'll have a Metro North stop around the corner as well.
Another added bonus of the hood is that if you're a keggler, the nabe's got you covered too; Ball Park Lanes is on 160th and River Avenue (literally across from the soon to be old Yankee Stadium).