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About the Tremont Library


Tremont branch
The Tremont branch opened in 1950.

Serving the South Central Bronx since 1905, the Tremont Branch is located on the corner of Washington Avenue and East 176th Street, one block south of East Tremont Avenue.

The historic, red brick building was built with funds given to New York City by Andrew Carnegie and was designed by Carrère and Hastings, the same firm that designed the Schwartzman Building in Midtown.

The main floor of Tremont branch houses the reference, adult, and young adult collections. The second floor is devoted to an expansive children's room and a large programming room.

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Community District Information

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Information about Environmental Remediation Projects in Your Community

Brownfields are properties where redevelopment is complicated by actual or suspected environmental contamination from past land usage. Because of New York City's long industrial history, brownfields are found in areas throughout the five boroughs. The New York City Office of Environmental Remediation offers programs that encourage environmental investigation of lightly-to-moderately contaminated sites, and that oversee clean up appropriate to a site's new end use. Information about these projects is available below:

New York City Voluntary Cleanup Program

Brownfield Educational Video series –Cleaning Up NY

Webster Avenue Residences 

Webster Avenue Residences - FINAL RAWP (Site #C203075) part 1.pdf

Webster Avenue Residences - FINAL RAWP (Site #C203075) part 2.pdf

Webster Avenue Residences - FINAL RAWP (Site #C203075) part 3.pdf

Webster Avenue Residences - NYS DEC Decision Document (Site #C203075).pdf