Life in the Bronx

The Bronx is one of the 5 Boroughs that makes up New York City. Jacobi is located in Northeast Bronx on the verdant and wooded Pelham Parkway, located in the Morris Park area. Morris Park is a historical Italian-American neighborhood. The neighborhoods surrounding the hospital are very safe and have a suburban feel, perfect for singles or families!

The Wikipedia pages on the Bronx and Morris Park can provide more detailed information.


Where to live

Many of our residents live in the Morris Park or Pelham Parkway neighborhoods. However, living in Manhattan, particularly on the Upper East Side, is also a popular option. Other residents, especially those with families, opt to live in Riverdale, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester county, or Bergen County in New Jersey. Parts of Connecticut such as Stamford and Greenwich are farther but within 45min drive from Jacobi. Living in the Bronx is significantly cheaper than Manhattan, with a 1 bedroom apartment being in the range of $1000-$1300. There is no Jacobi housing available.


Things to Do

The Bronx offers several world class attractions ranging from the famous Yankee stadium to world-renowned New York Botanical Gardens and Bronx Zoo. The Bronx is also home to the largest park in NYC – Pelham Bay Park – which is three times the size of Central Park and located just 4 miles from the hospital. It offers everything from hiking/biking trails, picnic and playgrounds, every outdoor sporting field imaginable, a full golf course, canoe/kayak launch, and the beautiful Orchard Beach. With the new Bay Plaza Mall, shopping is also just around the corner from the hospital. The famous Arthur Ave historical Italian American neighborhood is also located in the Bronx. The area boasts excellent and varied dining options as well.





                                                                   New York Botanical Gardens

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 Bronx Zoo

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Orchard Beach and City Island



Bay Plaza Mall



 Arthur Ave

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Getting around

There is ample public transportation from other Boroughs to Jacobi.  The Express Bus  provides direct service from Midtown Manhattan and the Upper East Side  to the hospital. Also, the 2 and 5 subway lines provide convenient service with stations located within a 10min walk from the hospital. The average commute using public transit from Manhattan to Jacobi is about 30-45min from Manhattan. With the advent of ride sharing apps and borough taxis, you will never have an issue hailing a cab either! If you drive, Jacobi provides parking to all employees for around $200 for the whole year. Also, free street parking is available in the surrounding area.

There are also Metro North and Amtrak trains that allow easy travel upstate and to Connecticut.

The Jacobi Neighborhood on Google Maps


Visiting us for an interview

Address and Contact Information:
1400 Pelham Parkway South, Building 1, 3N1 Medicine Office
Bronx, NY, 10461

The New York Metro area is served by three airports, La Guardia, John F. Kennedy, and Newark Airport. NYC MTA Subway lines 2 and 5 run near the hospital. You can access the MTA trip planner here for mass transit directions. In addition, the Metro North lines and Amtrak can be accessed through Penn Station and Grand Central Station in Manhattan.

There are limited lodging options near the hospital. Most of our interviewees stay with friends, or in hotels in Manhattan and in Westchester county.