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Tremont is a neighborhood in the Bronx, in New York City. Rather than having come from a colonial settlement, the name "Tremont" was invented by a postmaster in the 1800s, derived from the three ("tre") neighborhoods of Mount Eden, Mount Hope, and Fairmount in the west-central Bronx.
Tremont's boundaries are 183rd Street in the north, Southern Boulevard in the east, Crotona Park, 173rd Street, and Mount Eden Avenue and Parkway in the south (running exactly 2 blocks south of the Cross Bronx Expressway), and Jerome Avenue in the west. To the north is the Fordham section, to the east is West Farms, to the south is Morrisania, and to the west is University Heights.
The Cross Bronx Expressway bisects Tremont. This is no coincidence, as developer Robert Moses rammed the infamous highway through the neighborhood, more or less destroying it. This in part is considered to be the cause of the fall of the South Bronx in the latter part of the 20th century.
Tremont is known for being the turf of the Orphans in the 1979 film The Warriors.
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