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April 1st, 2007, 05:16 AM
Allerton is a small section of the Williamsbridge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williamsbridge%2C_Bronx) section of the New York City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City) borough (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borough_%28New_York_City%29) of the Bronx (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bronx). It refers to the area surrounding Allerton Avenue.
Allerton Avenue, located in the southern portion of the Williamsbridge area, was ethnically divided in the 1950s through the 1980s by a distinct separation of Jewish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_American) and Italian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_American) residents. Primarily a commercial avenue west of Laconia Avenue, the geographic boundary between the Jewish and Italians was Bronxwood Avenue and Boston Post Road (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Post_Road). Bordering to the largely Jewish Pelham Parkway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelham_Parkway) to the southern extreme of Williamsbridge, the area east of Boston Post Road was predominantly post-war immigrant Italian and to the west an older Jewish community. Mixed in were residents representing earlier 19th and 20th century migrations from Manhattan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan) largely of Irish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_American) and English-Irish extraction. The arrival of West Indians (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean) in the 1980s marked the transition north of Allerton Avenue from a distincly Italian area to one West Indian. West of Bronxwood Avenue, the arrival of Dominicans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_American) concurrently marked the end of the Jewish community north of Allerton Avenue. Today, the area south of Allerton Avenue and east of Bronxwood Avenue has a large population of Italian-Americans and Albanian-Americans, as well as Asians, West-Indians, and other groups.


April 1st, 2007, 11:23 AM
I thought you were in high school.

April 1st, 2007, 12:28 PM
Allerton Avenue and what?

April 1st, 2007, 03:00 PM
Allerton Ave and White Plains Rd.
Im 20 yrs old, why do you care?

April 2nd, 2007, 07:01 PM
So you're comparing the area to your experiences there as a ten year-old?

April 2nd, 2007, 07:19 PM
This is a pretty decent working class area. It is definitely seeing immigrant growth.

Not as nice as further south (Pelham Parkway) but still ok. I know Albanians in the neighborhood.

Either the 2 or the 5 works to Allerton Ave.

April 2nd, 2007, 08:53 PM
My father owned the store for 20 years. And human beings have memories at the age of 10. How old are you?