East Tremont is a low income
residential neighborhood geographically located in the west
Bronx, New York City.
The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 6
boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: East
183rd Street to the north, Southern Boulevard to the east, the
south, and the Webster Avenue to the west. East Tremont Avenue is
the primary thoroughfare through East Tremont. ZIP codes include
10457, 10458, and 10460. The area is patrolled by the 48th Precinct
located at 450 Cross Bronx Expressway. New York City Housing
property in the area is patrolled by P.S.A.
8 at 2794
Randall Avenue in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx.
East Tremont has a population over 30,000. For decades East Tremont
has been one of the poorest communities in America. Its steady
decline began in the 1950s largely as a result of the displacement
of working- and lower-middle class, largely of Jewish descent,
residents by the destructive construction of the Cross-Bronx
Expressway. Over half the population lives below the poverty line
and receives public assistance (AFDC, Home Relief, Supplemental
Security Income, and Medicaid). East Tremont has one of the highest
concentrations of Puerto Ricans in all of New York City. The vast
majority of households are renter occupied.
Land use and terrain
East Tremont is dominated by 5 and 6-story tenement buildings,
older multi-unit homes, vacant lots, and newly constructed
subsidized attached multi-unit townhouses and apartment buildings.
Most of the original housing stock was structurally damaged by
arson and eventually razed by the city. The total land area is less
than one square mile. The terrain is somewhat hilly.
Low income public housing projects
- There are two NYCHA developments located in East Tremont.
- Twin roads East (Site 9); one, 14-story building.
- East 180th Street-Monterey Avenue; one, 10-story building.
- PS/MS 3: Raul Julia (East 180th St and LaFontaine Av)
- PS 23: Early Childhood (East 181st St and Washington Av)
- PS 32: Belmont (East 183rd St and Belmont Av)
- PS 44: David Farragut (East 176th St and Prospect Av)
- PS 57: Crescent/Frederick Douglass Academy V (East 180th St and
- PS 58: Tremont Park (East 176th St and Washington Av)
- PS 59: Bathgate (East 182nd St and Bathgate Av)
- PS 92: (East 179th St and Clinton Av)
- PS/MS 211: Bilingual (Fairmount Place and Prospect Av)
- PS 300/MS 129: Twin Parks (East 180th St and Mapes Av)
- MS 118: William J. Niles (East 179th St and Arthur Av)
- East Tremont is often considered part of the socioeconomic
Barnabas Hospital forms the border between East Tremont and
neighboring Belmont. It is on East 183rd Street and 3rd
- Bronx Community District 6