Art Deco on the Grand Concourse

Okay, so the Grand Concourse—aka, the Park Avenue of the Bronx, opened in 1909 and modeled after the Champs-Elysees in Paris—doesn’t start out in the Mott Haven section of the borough all that grandly.

Pick it up around 161st Street, however, and it becomes a massive thoroughfare divided into three separate roads and flanked by some impressive Art Deco apartment buildings.

Number 888 has this neat circular entryway. Too bad the for rent notice and malpractice lawyer signs give it a low-rent vibe.

The Grand Concourse . . . or a South Beach hotel? Okay, okay, but this apartment tower does have a vaguely Miami feel.

And finally, the Art Deco angel fish building:

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3 Responses to “Art Deco on the Grand Concourse”

  1. January 11, 2010: Art Deco New York, Part 2: A Visit to the Bronx « Decor Arts Now Says:

    […] Photo by Ephemeral New York […]

  2. decorarts Says:

    Used some of your photos in my post on Art Deco in New York, dated Jan. 11, 2010. I linked back to you. Thank! You can view the post at

  3. charles gunzel Says:

    I am truly a lover of art deco. I lived in the bronx until i was 18 yrs but always loved the grand councourse. I hope some day to return to the buaitiful apartments. I lived in the belmont section , but nothing was like those buatiful apartments from 161st to tremount ave

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