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All About Allerton, New York

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History of Allerton

Allerton, New York, is located on the East side of the Bronx borough and comprises two sections; Bronxwood and Laconia. Named after Daniel Allerton, a descendant of the fifth signer of the Mayflower Compact. Isaac Allerton. Allerton purchased the land for his wife, Hustace Allerton. Today, two ballfields are located near the New York Botanical Garden, named the Allerton Ballfields in honor of him.

Early Development

Isaac Allerton departed the Mayflower in Plymouth back in 1620. He was known to have signed the Mayflower Compact, an agreement that would guarantee a foundation of liberty based on a tradition of law and order. Often referred to as the first constitution, it gave the people the right to participate in government and promise to obey the law. Aside from his son that the town of Allerton is named after, Presidents Zachary Taylor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt are descendants of the late Isaac Allerton. They are laid to rest at the Woodlawn Cemetary in their family plot. The Woodlawn Cemetary was labeled a National Historic Landmark in 2011 and is one of the largest in New York City.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Allerton, New York, was divided by a noticeable separation of Jewish and Italian residents. Bronxwood Avenue and Boston Post Road would mark this ethnic division. In the 1980s, a migration influx of West Indians converted the once Italian area north of Allerton Avenue to a predominantly West Indian neighborhood. The end of the Jewish reign would occur after the migration of many Dominicans into the area west of Bronxwood Avenue, known as Laconia.

New York has yet to make the names associated with the area official, but many refer to the southern area as Laconia and the northern as Bronxdale. However, Allerton can be found on the different map under different names, including some of the following:

Demographics

The household income median, as of 2017, was $48,018, with one in eight being unemployed. This working-class neighborhood consists mainly of rental housing. Per the 2010 U.S. figures, Allerton has a population of 51,528 across its approximate 727 acres and is fairly diverse. With over 20,000 residents in the neighborhood of Bronxwood, just south of Allerton Avenue, most are Hispanic. To the north in Laconia, just under 25,000 residents are predominantly African American. A small percentage of the formerly dominant Italians reside near Esplanade Avenue in Bronxwood. The racial breakdown is as follows:

Places to Visit

The area of Allerton offers many attractions to visit, such as the following:

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: March 17, 2021
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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