Morris Heights is a neighborhood in the Southwest Bronx. It is surrounded by the Cross Bronx Expressway to the south, the Harlem River to the west, Bronx Community College to the north, and the Grand Concourse to the east. The main thoroughfare is University Avenue (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd). Most of the shops are located along this thoroughfare between Featherbed Lane and West Tremont Avenue. Metro-North has a stop in Morris Heights underneath the River Park Towers residential complex. However, the nearest subway is the 4 train located down the hill at the 176th Street station
The neighborhood is mixed with African-Americans who lived in the area for decades and Dominicans who recently moved across the bridge from Washington Heights. This results in racial tensions and high levels of crime and gang violence in the area, especially in the River Park Towers complex located along the Harlem River west of West Tremont Avenue. Roberto Clemente State Park is located north of the complex.
How safe is New York City? Contrary to popular belief, the City consistantly ranks in the top ten safest large cities in the United States. The NYPD is the largest municipal police force in the world and has it's own Movie/TV Unit.
New York Climate
New York has a humid continental climate resulting from prevailing wind patterns that bring cool air from the interior of the North American continent. New York winters are typically cold with moderate snowfall. New York Weather Forecast
New York's two key demographic features are its density and diversity. The New York City metropolitan area is home to the largest Jewish community outside Israel. It is also home to nearly a quarter of the nation's South Asians, and the largest African American community of any city in the country. Ethnic composition