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The South Bronx did not exist
Peter L'Official
19 December 2022
published in Issue Two

« The South Bronx did not exist. Yes, the South Bronx was Morrisania, Mott Haven, Hunts Point, Longwood, Melrose, Morris Heights, and Crotona Park East. Eventually, it was also Tremont, East Tremont, and maybe even University Heights and Fordham. These were individual neighborhoods, each with unique identities that had, in many cases, been established since the late 19th century. They all came to comprise a southern Bronx in this, the northernmost borough of the five that make up the city of New York; the only borough which is part of the American mainland; a place that was once submitted for consideration as the permanent capital of the nation. But no, the South Bronx did not exist. »

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