Apartment 7N—The Views from Here
What you can see from the west-facing windows
860 Grand Concourse
A spectacular, gorgeous and desirable 3B/2B top floor Grand Concourse residence.
Yankee Stadium and points west.
The many faces of the
Bronx County Courthouse.
"The views aren't too shabby, either."
"When Louis Aloys Risse was searching for a locale to build out his grand boulevard, he ended up in this section of the Bronx after spotting a lengthy ridge that ran through the area. “He thought the ridge would be perfect because it had such a high elevation,” explains García Conde. “Today you have views across The Bronx.”
We note: 7N includes views to adjacent neighborhoods like Highbridge and University Heights, Washington Heights, New Jersey, Coogan's Bluff (site of the old Polo Grounds), Harlem, and midtown Manhattan.
"After deciding to build along this “magnificent ridge,” as Risse called it, he wrote: ''It would be a sacrilege against nature to disturb,” according to the New York Times. That’s why he abandoned the usual rectangular block system found throughout New York, leaving the Grand Concourse with fewer intersections than usual. At the time of construction, Risse realized a bridge had to be constructed to traverse a valley that cut through the ridge at 174th Street."
We note: Risse cut such a bridge and underpass at 161st Street, too. Lou Gehrig Park sits on top of that underpass.
"A stone masonry bridge was erected, cutting through existing farmland in the area. The bridge was demolished during the construction of the Cross Bronx Expressway, which opened in 1972. The concourse still has a number of underpasses that Risse designed to facilitate traffic at intersections for horses, carts and wagons; today they accommodate cars driving through."
Joyce Kilmer Park is a revelation in all seasons.
ABOVE: Japanese Cherry Trees are in full bloom next to the Lorelei Fountain Statue providing the perfect time to bask in the newly warmed air of Spring on plentiful benches and ambling walkways.
ABOVE: The full bones of the park are revealed after a fresh coat of snow.
Above and below, the multicolored show of Fall is on full display.
Close-up of the Lorelei Fountain Statue. ￼This statue, also known as the Heinrich Heine Memorial, is a white marble fountain dedicated to the memory of the German poet and writer Heinrich Heine. Heine had once written a poem devoted to the Lorelei, a water spirit much like a mermaid, associated with the Lorelei rock in St. Goarshausen, Germany. The monument was originally to be placed in Heine's hometown of Düsseldorf, but antisemitism and nationalist propaganda in the German Empire precluded the completion of the monument on Heine's 100th birthday in 1897. Instead, it was unveiled on July 8, 1899 in the presence of the sculptor, Ernst Herter, in The Bronx. Originally slated for placement in the Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, it was eventually sited in the north end of Joyce Kilmer Park. But after years of neglect, it was restored and re-sited at the south end of the park, perfect for viewing from Apartment 7N.
Major Subways steps away.
Westside B and D Trains and Eastside 4 Train,
w/Handicap Accessible Elevators.
B and D trains —1st stop in The Bronx
While the scenes below are not from your window, the elevated tracks of the 4 Train station stop passing by Yankee Stadium and the entrances to the B and D trains can be seen easily from the apartment. (See photo above and to the left under "Yankee Stadium and points west.")
Major Bus Lines right outside.
North-South Bx1, Bx1 LTD, Bx2 and BxM express to midtown.
Crosstown Bx6 between Washington Heights and Hunts Point.
Franz Sigel Park, the Grand Concourse going south and the
Midtown Manhattan Skyline