Home to the largest shopping district in the Bronx and the third largest in the city, Fordham is a haven for shopaholics.
Fordham Road, stretching the length of the neighborhood from Webster Avenue to Jerome Avenue, boasts more than 300 big-box and mom-and-pop shops selling everything from clothes to furniture.
As expected, residents say they rarely leave the immediate area to find anything they need. “It’s convenient for me to get stuff for everyday life,” said Onica Patterson, a 36-year-old mother who’s lived in Fordham for 21 years.
Although it seems far from Manhattan, especially downtown, traveling to and from Fordham is painless, with the 4, B, D and Metro-North trains and more than 15 buses stopping throughout the neighborhood.
“It’s a very unique place with the fact that there are so many different ways to get here and so many different places to shop,” said Daniel Bernstein, Fordham Road Business Improvement District deputy director.