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The Routes Not TakenA Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System$
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Joseph B. Raskin

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823253692

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.001.0001

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The Battle of the Northeast Bronx, Part 1

The Battle of the Northeast Bronx, Part 1

(p.75) 4 The Battle of the Northeast Bronx, Part 1
The Routes Not Taken

Joseph B. Raskin

Fordham University Press

This chapter discusses the efforts to extend subway service into the Northeast Bronx. Originally proposed in 1928 as an extension of the IND Concourse Line, it would take on other forms. The task of building this line would eventually embroil the community groups and elected officials in that region into a struggle against each other over the routing of the line that would best suit their needs. Many of these groups also found themselves coming into conflict with Robert Moses (in his role as New York City Parks Commissioner), who had proposed to build a highway through that area that would have interfered with, if not prevented the construction of the subway line. Chapter 8 discusses how this controversy came to a conclusion.

Keywords:   Burke Avenue Line, Concourse Line Extension, Northeast Bronx, Bronx, New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, IND, Robert Moses, James J. Lyons, Fiorello La Guardia, Community Development

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