Working people like to live in Wakefield for many reasons. At the northern border with Yonkers and Mount Vernon, a variety of mass transit reaches anywhere in New York City and Westchester. Money, meals, medical care and most miscellaneous needs can be met in the busy shopping districts along White Plains Road and E 233rd Street. You might even have a backyard, driveway and garage. So like George and Weezy, move on up to the east side where the living is nice and easy.
Bronck’s land changed hands a few times before being sold to the Morris family in 1670. Jordan Mott purchased it in 1828 and built an ironworks and a canal, which gave Mott Haven its name and launched The Bronx as the industrial center it remains today. Almost two centuries later, another transformation is bringing thousands of luxury apartments to the site of Jonas Bronck’s original farmhouse.