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Commercial Vehicle Directions

Driving Directions for School Buses, Charter Buses and Other Commercial Vehicles
Weekday use of the Cross Bronx Expressway (to the Major Deegan Expressway northbound) is discouraged due to frequent congestion. Commercial vehicles are not permitted on the Henry Hudson Parkway, but are permitted on the parkway service road. Alternate routes are provided.

Bus passengers must disembark outside the Main Gate (Independence Ave. at W. 249th St.) upon arriving at Wave Hill. Buses are not permitted on the grounds.

Trucks are advised to approach Wave Hill via Broadway and Mosholu Avenue (near W. 260th St.). Approaching via Riverdale Avenue from W. 230th Street (provided as an alternate route at bottom), while suitable for buses, requires low clearance at the Manhattan College Parkway underpass (near W. 240th St. and the Henry Hudson Parkway). Over-height trucks must return to Broadway to navigate around this underpass. Do not attempt shortcuts; adjacent residential areas have narrow streets, tight turns, and commercial vehicle restrictions.

Deliveries are made to Wave Hill House through the W. 252nd Street Gate, unless otherwise directed.

From the East Bronx and Southeastern Westchester County via I-95 and Gun Hill Road
Note: Weekday use of the Cross Bronx Expressway (to the Major Deegan Expressway northbound) is discouraged due to frequent congestion.
From the Throgs Neck and/or Bruckner Expressway (I-95) northbound, take left-hand exit 10 onto Gun Hill Rd. —OR— From the New England Thruway (I-95) southbound, take exit 12 and turn right onto Bartow Av. Proceed approximately 6 blocks and turn right onto Gun Hill Rd. Continue on Gun Hill across the Bronx (about 26 traffic lights) to its end at Mosholu Parkway. Cross Mosholu and turn left at the “Do Not Enter” sign. Turn immediately right onto Sedgwick Ave and follow Sedgwick downhill keeping right into Van Cortlandt Park West. Continue downhill and this will become Van Cortlandt Park South. Turn right onto Broadway/9N. Travel north on Broadway approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Mosholu Ave. Travel up Mosholu several blocks to its end, turning right onto W.254th St. At the Riverdale Ave. traffic light, turn left onto the Henry Hudson Parkway service road. Turn right onto W.249th St. and proceed to the Wave Hill Gate.

From the North Bronx and North-Central Bronx via Gun Hill Road
From 233rd Street westbound to Jerome Ave. southbound to Gun Hill Rd. westbound —OR— From Webster Ave, White Plains Rd. or Boston Rd. to Gun Hill Rd. westbound, continue on Gun Hill across the Bronx to its end at Mosholu Parkway. Cross Mosholu and turn left at the “Do Not Enter” sign. Turn immediately right onto Sedgwick Ave and follow Sedgwick downhill keeping right into Van Cortlandt Park West. Continue downhill and this will become Van Cortlandt Park South. Turn right onto Broadway/9N. Travel north on Broadway approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Mosholu Ave. Travel up Mosholu several blocks to its end, turning right onto W.254th St. At the Riverdale Ave. traffic light, turn left onto the Henry Hudson Parkway service road. Turn right onto W.249th St. and proceed to the Wave Hill Gate.

From the South Bronx via the Bruckner and Major Deegan Expressways
Note: Weekday use of the Cross Bronx Expressway (to the Major Deegan Expressway northbound) is discouraged due to frequent congestion.
From the Bruckner Expressway south/westbound, merge into the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) northbound to Exit 11, Van Cortlandt Park South. Keep right on the exit ramp and merge onto Van Cortlandt Park South. Turn right onto Broadway/9N. Travel north on Broadway approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Mosholu Ave. Travel up Mosholu several blocks to its end, turning right onto W.254th St. At the Riverdale Ave. traffic light, turn left onto the Henry Hudson Parkway service road. Turn right onto W.249th St. and proceed to the Wave Hill Gate.

From the Central and Southwest Bronx via the Major Deegan Expressway
Note: Weekday use of the Cross Bronx Expressway (to the Major Deegan Expressway northbound) is discouraged due to frequent congestion.
Take any major North-South artery to the closer of Fordham Road, or 161st Street westbound to the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) northbound to Exit 11, Van Cortlandt Park South. Keep right on the exit ramp and merge onto Van Cortlandt Park South. Turn right onto Broadway/9N. Travel north on Broadway approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Mosholu Ave. Travel up Mosholu several blocks to its end, turning right onto W.254th St. At the Riverdale Ave. traffic light, turn left onto the Henry Hudson Parkway service road. Turn right onto W.249th St. and proceed to the Wave Hill Gate.

From Manhattan via the Major Deegan Expressway
From the East Side, take First Avenue northbound across the Willis Avenue Bridge keeping left onto the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) northbound. From the West Side, take Amsterdam Ave northbound to 145th Street eastbound across the 145th Street/Madison Avenue Bridge, turning left onto the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) northbound. Continue northbound on the Major Deegan to Exit 11, Van Cortlandt Park South. Keep right on the exit ramp and merge onto Van Cortlandt Park South. Turn right onto Broadway/9N. Travel north on Broadway approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Mosholu Ave. Travel up Mosholu several blocks to its end, turning right onto W.254th St. At the Riverdale Ave. traffic light, turn left onto the Henry Hudson Parkway service road. Turn right onto W.249th St. and proceed to the Wave Hill Gate.

From Northern Manhattan and Kingsbridge via Broadway
Take Broadway northbound into the Bronx to Mosholu Ave (near W. 260th St., approximately 1 mile north of the end of the elevated No. 1 subway terminal). Turn left onto Mosholu Ave and continue several blocks to its end, turning right onto W.254th St. At the Riverdale Ave. traffic light, turn left onto the Henry Hudson Parkway service road. Turn right onto W.249th St. and proceed to the Wave Hill Gate.

From Upstate New York and Western Westchester County
Take the New York State Thruway (I-87) southbound into the Bronx. The Thruway becomes the Major Deegan Expressway at the City line. Take exit 11, Van Cortlandt Park South. Turn right at the light onto Van Cortlandt Park South and continue two blocks to Broadway. Turn right onto Broadway northbound. Continue approximately one mile on Broadway to Mosholu Avenue (light) and turn left. Travel up Mosholu several blocks to its end, turning right onto W.254th St. At the Riverdale Ave. traffic light, turn left onto the Henry Hudson Parkway service road. Turn right onto W.249th St. and proceed to the Wave Hill Gate.

From West Yonkers via Riverdale Avenue
Take Riverdale Avenue from Getty Square southbound into the Bronx. At 254th Street Riverdale Avenue becomes the Henry Hudson Parkway service road. Stay on the service road until 249th Street. Turn right onto 249th Street and continue to the Wave Hill Gate.

From Connecticut and Northeastern Westchester County
Note: Weekday use of I-95 south to the Cross Bronx Expressway (to the Major Deegan Expressway northbound) is discouraged due to frequent congestion.
Take I-95 or I-684 southbound to the Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) westbound. Continue westbound on I-287 to the New York State Thruway (I-87) southbound for New York City. Continue into the Bronx. The Thruway becomes the Major Deegan Expressway at the City line. Take exit 11, Van Cortlandt Park South. Turn right at the light onto Van Cortlandt Park South and continue two blocks to Broadway. Turn right onto Broadway northbound. Continue approximately one mile on Broadway to Mosholu Avenue (light) and turn left. Travel up Mosholu several blocks to its end, turning right onto W.254th St. At the Riverdale Ave. traffic light, turn left onto the Henry Hudson Parkway service road. Turn right onto W.249th St. and proceed to the Wave Hill Gate.

From New Jersey
Take the George Washington Bridge into New York and follow signs for the Cross Bronx Expressway. Exit at I-87 northbound (“Upstate”) onto the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) and travel northbound to Exit 11, Van Cortlandt Park South. Keep right on the exit ramp and merge onto Van Cortlandt Park South. Turn right onto Broadway/9N. Travel north on Broadway approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Mosholu Ave. Travel up Mosholu several blocks to its end, turning right onto W.254th St. At the Riverdale Ave. traffic light, turn left onto the Henry Hudson Parkway service road. Turn right onto W.249th St. and proceed to the Wave Hill Gate.

From Long Island and Eastern Queens
Note: Weekday use of the Cross Bronx Expressway (to the Major Deegan Expressway northbound) is discouraged due to frequent congestion.
Take the Throgs Neck Bridge or Bronx-Whitestone Bridge to the Throgs Neck and/or Bruckner Expressway (I-95) northbound. Take left-hand exit 10 onto Gun Hill Rd. Continue on Gun Hill across the Bronx (about 26 traffic lights) to its end at Mosholu Parkway. Cross Mosholu and turn left at the “Do Not Enter” sign. Turn immediately right onto Sedgwick Ave and follow Sedgwick downhill keeping right into Van Cortlandt Park West. Continue downhill and this will become Van Cortlandt Park South. Turn right onto Broadway/9N. Travel north on Broadway approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Mosholu Ave. Travel up Mosholu several blocks to its end, turning right onto W.254th St. At the Riverdale Ave. traffic light, turn left onto the Henry Hudson Parkway service road. Turn right onto W.249th St. and proceed to the Wave Hill Gate.

From Brooklyn and Western Queens
Take the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway or Astoria Blvd. onto the Triborough Bridge. At the toll Plaza keep left for the Bronx and through the tolls keep left onto the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) northbound and travel to Exit 11, Van Cortlandt Park South. Keep right on the exit ramp and merge onto Van Cortlandt Park South. Turn right onto Broadway/9N. Travel north on Broadway approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Mosholu Ave. Travel up Mosholu several blocks to its end, turning right onto W.254th St. At the Riverdale Ave. traffic light, turn left onto the Henry Hudson Parkway service road. Turn right onto W.249th St. and proceed to the Wave Hill Gate.

Alternate Route from the south via Major Deegan (I-87) Exit 10 and Broadway via W. 230th Street and Riverdale Avenue
Low clearance alert: The Riverdale Avenue approach from W. 230th St., while suitable for buses, requires low clearance at the Manhattan College Parkway underpass (near W. 240th St. and the Henry Hudson Parkway). Over-height trucks must return to Broadway to navigate around this underpass. Do not attempt shortcuts; adjacent residential areas have narrow streets, tight turns, and commercial vehicle restrictions.
From the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) northbound take Exit 10, W.230th St. At top of ramp (light), turn left onto W. 230th St. overpass. At the Broadway light, turn left and then immediately right to continue westbound on 230th Street. At the fourth light, 230th Street ends. Turn right onto Riverdale Avenue and proceed up the steep hill (Riverdale Avenue); at 239th Street (tall monument) Riverdale Avenue becomes the Henry Hudson Parkway service road. Stay on the service road until 252nd Street (light). Turn left at 252nd St. over the Parkway, turn left again onto the southbound service road and proceed to 249th Street. Turn right onto 249th Street and continue to the Wave Hill Gate.

Upon Departing Wave Hill
Vehicles heading to points north should use W. 252nd Street eastbound and away from Wave Hill. At the first light, cross over the Henry Hudson Parkway, then turn left at the second light and follow the service road curving left then right onto Riverdale Ave. At the immediate traffic light, turn right onto W. 254th Street. At the stop sign, turn left onto Mosholu Ave. Follow Mosholu down to Broadway. Turn right onto Broadway and continue southbound, keeping left at the W. 242nd St. subway terminal. Turn left onto Van Cortlandt Park South to access the Major Deegan (at Exit 11).

Vehicles heading to points south may use either W. 252nd or W. 249th Street eastbound and away from Wave Hill. At the first light, turn right onto the southbound Henry Hudson Parkway service road. Turn left at W. 239th Street onto the parkway overpass. Veer right with traffic at the light and proceed down Riverdale Avenue to its end at W. 230th Street. Turn left onto W. 230th and proceed to Broadway. Turn left, then immediately right under the elevated subway, staying on W. 230th St. to access the Major Deegan (at Exit 10).