Crotona Park East no longer “worst slum”

October 27, 2008 10:16AM

Crotona Park East, the Bronx neighborhood once described by President Jimmy Carter as America’s “worst slum,” has seen improvements over the past few decades, and now has a wide range of residential properties. Next month, a $46 million rental complex developed by the nonprofit Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation will open its 173 moderately-priced units to tenants. A 1,500-square-foot three-bedroom apartment in the area cost $50,000 in 1983, according to one owner; it could now sell for $400,000.

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