This section, once the site of an Indian settlement, lies along the east side of the Bronx River (and far from any view of the "Sound"). Its residential life developed in two stages. In the 20s, the Westchester Avenue IRT brought tenement refugees to the "East Bronx" and its modest houses. In the 60s, the Bruckner Expressway, a heavily-traveled east-west link, was soon bordered by the towers of housing projects. (Soundview Park, a ninety-three acre tract owned by the city, has thus far been used only for temporary housing, as our picture shows.)

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