Williamsbridge

Williamsbridge is a middle-class to upper-middle class neighborhood geographically located in the northeast Bronx borough of New York City in the United States. The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 12. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: East 222nd Street to the north, Boston Road to the east, East Gun Hill Road to the south, and the Bronx River to the west. White Plains Road is the primary thoroughfare through Williamsbridge. The local subway is the 2 line, operating along White Plains Road. ZIP codes include 10466, 10467, and 10469. The area is patrolled by the 47th Precinct located at 4111 Laconia Avenue.

According to the New York City Parks Department Williamsbridge was named for 18th Century farmer John Williams, who had a farm on the east bank of the Bronx River in the vicinity of Gun Hill Road and White Plains Road, and was credited with building the first bridge over the Bronx River. The Seventh Draft District World War I Monument located at East 219th Street and Bronx Blvd. and the park that surrounds it, has undergone a renaissance as of late. In addition to the Department of Parks cleaning up the area in 2008, there has been an annual Memorial Day service at the monument itself since 2009.

Transportation

  • Bx8: to Locust Point (via Williamsbridge Road)
  • Bx28: to Co-op City or Fordham Center (via Gun Hill Road)
  • Bx30: to Co-op City or Norwood – 205th Street (via Boston Road)
  • Bx38: to Bay Plaza Shopping Center or Norwood – 205th Street (via Gun Hill Road)
  • Bx39: to Wakefield or Clason Point (via White Plains Road)
  • Bx41 SBS: to The Hub (via Webster Avenue)
  • BxM11: Express Bus to Midtown Manhattan
  • 219th Street (2 5 trains)
  • Gun Hill Road (2 5 trains)
  • Williamsbridge Station (Metro North) Gun Hill Road and Webster Avenue
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