Moving in NYC is tough, especially moving in the Bronx. The only New York City borough located on the mainland, the Bronx is one of the most densely populated and highly urbanized counties in the United States. It contains hundreds of streets and thousands of buildings. In addition, it is also home to a fantastic array of public spaces including Van Cortlandt and Pelham Bay parks, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens and Woodlawn Cemetery. This is only one reason why you should consider professional Bronx movers and office movers to help you with your move. Serenity Movers have some of the most experienced movers in the Bronx.
Moving to the Bronx
Other than at rush hour, driving into and around the Bronx is an easy and stress-free experience. Moving there, however, is another matter altogether. Navigating a large truck down some of the side streets is a problem as is finding a convenient parking spot. In most cases, you’ll need an extra person just to watch out for the local traffic enforcement officers. Instead, consider a professional Bronx moving services to help with your move. We at Serenity Movers, your local NYC movers, have the expertise, manpower, and experience to get you into your new place at an affordable price with a minimum of fuss.
Despite its compactness, the Bronx has a well-developed highway system that can transport you from one end to the other in less than 30 minutes. Here are some of the more notable thoroughfares:
North – South Corridors
The Throgs Neck Expressway (I-95) on the eastern edge of the borough provides access from the bridge of the same name to the New England Thruway and points further north. In the middle of the borough, the Bronx River Parkway runs from Clarson Point in the South Bronx, through the Bronx Zoo and continues into Westchester County. Similarly, on the east side of the borough, the Major Deegan Expressway, runs from Port Morris, past Yankee Stadium and up to the Woodlawn section ion the north. Each of thoroughfares connects with the CBE and can be used to get to all parts of the borough.
The Cross Bronx Expressway starts on the eastern side of the borough at the Alexander Hamilton Bridge from Manhattan, cuts a wide, though very congested, swath through the Bronx and ends when it meets the Throgs Neck Bridge to Long Island. The CBE is the major east – west artery through the borough and provides access to I-95, and the Major Deegan Expressway plus the Hutchinson River and Bronx River Expressways.
The only other major east-west highways are the Bruckner Expressway in the south and Pelham Bay Parkway in the middle of the borough. Neither traverses the entire borough and only cross the flatter, easternmost portion of the borough. While each of these highways provides excellent access to most points in the borough, you should avoid them at rush hour.
The Grand Concourse
Although not a highway by design or appearance, the Grand Concourse runs through the heart of the Bronx and provides convenient access for its residents to many parts of the borough. Modeled on the Champs-Elysee in Paris and completed over 100 years ago, the grand Concourse is, at once, both beautiful and practical.
The Grand Concourse runs from 138th Street in Mott Haven at the southern tip of the borough and continues past Yankee Stadium, the famed Paradise theater and finally ends at Gun Hill Road just below Van Cortlandt Park. Originally conceived a boulevard, the Grand Concourse has become such an important artery through the Bronx that it has been updated into a limited access highway.
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