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Fordham Road is a major street in The Bronxmarker borough of New York Citymarker. It is also the location of the longest retail strip in the borough of the Bronx. It runs through east-west from the Harlem Rivermarker to Bronx Parkmarker. This street runs through the neighborhood of University Heightsmarker, divides Fordham from Fordham-Bedford and finally runs along the northern border of Belmontmarker. It begins at its eastern point as a continuation of Pelham Parkway and at its western point, continues over the University Heights Bridgemarker into Manhattan, where it runs as West 207th Street. It is a two-way, four-lane road. East of Webster Avenue Fordham Road runs concurrent with US 1 in what was "Old Fordham Village".

Fordham Road is divided into east and west by Jerome Avenue following after the Manhattan grid, with address numbers for both the East Fordham Road and West Fordham Road increasing away from Jerome Avenue.


There are many stores along Fordham Road between Jerome and Webster Avenues. Most of the stores are inexpensive and Hip-Hop oriented.


Beyond Webster Avenue and directly across from Fordham Universitymarker, at Fordham Plaza, is a major hub for buses and a stopmarker on the Metro-North Railroad's Harlem and New Haven lines. The Hudson Line also stops at the University Heightsmarker station. Fordham Road is also a separate stop on each of the IRT Jerome Avenuemarker and the IND Concourse Linesmarker of the New York City Subway, as well as a stop on the IRT Third Avenue Line that was abandoned in 1973.

The many bus lines in the area include the Bx55, Bx15, Bx17, Bx41, Bx19, Bx9 and Bx22 routes.

The Bx12 runs along the entire length of Fordham Road.

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