What Famous Thoroughfare Has Been Called the Champs-Elysees of the Bronx?
The Grand Concourse was built between 1902 and 1909 to allow easy access to the large parks in the Bronx. It runs four and a half miles from 138th Street to Mosholu Parkway. Like the Champs-Elysees in Paris, the Grand Concourse features a wide central thoroughfare flanked by service roads and sidewalks. It is line with six-story apartment buildings, many in the Art Deco style.