SOUTH BRONX — The maps have been drawn, and most DNAinfo readers agree that Mott Haven stretches from 135th Street to 149th Street — although those are far from universally agreed upon borders.
Thousands of New Yorkers responded to an interactive map DNAinfo New York posted last month asking them to draw where they thought their neighborhoods began and ended, and the resulting images revealed several different ideas about how exactly communities in the South Bronx are divided up.
For instance, despite a general consensus that Mott Haven was bordered by 135th Street to the south and 149th Street to the north, some readers had the neighborhood occupying a much larger space, going from the borough's southern waterfront all the way up to 163rd Street to the north.
People who have lived in Mott Haven for longer than 20 years tended to have a relatively small view of where the neighborhood began and ended, with a large amount of them having it stretch only from 138th Street to 148th Street and from Rider Avenue to St. Ann's Avenue.
On the other hand, several people who have lived in the neighborhood for no more than five years had the border stretching all the way down to 132nd Street.
These South Bronx boundary disputes were not just limited to Mott Haven. Readers had the southern border for Morrisania varying from 139th Street to 161st Street, while the western boundary of Highbridge ranged from Summit Avenue to the Harlem River, depending on who was responding.
Additionally, readers largely agreed that Concourse ran along Grand Concourse, but there were differing opinons over how far along the road it stretched.
Some had it running from 149th Street to the Cross Bronx Expressway, while others thought it only went from roughly 161st Street to 167th Street.
Check out the map below to see what people think about where different neighborhoods in the South Bronx begin and end.