Highbridge is a neighborhood in New York City located in the western part of The Bronx, adjacent to the Harlem River. Traditional boundaries are the Harlem River on the west, 161st Street on the south, the E.L. Grant Highway on the north and east and Jerome Avenue, also on the east. Ogden Avenue is the main thoroughfare through Highbridge.
The neighborhood takes its name from the bridge built in the 1800s to carry water across the Harlem River. It is a mainly residential area, within walking distance to Yankee Stadium which lies to the south. To the north lie the Alexander Hamilton Bridge and Washington Bridge, which link the Bronx and Manhattan. Once a predominately Irish neighborhood, African Americans and Dominicans make up the majority of the present day population of High Bridge.
In March 2007, a fire broke out at 1022 Woodycrest Avenue, killing several people. It was one of the worst fires in the Bronx since the 1970s.
How safe is New York City? Contrary to popular belief, the City consistantly ranks in the top ten safest large cities in the United States. The NYPD is the largest municipal police force in the world and has it's own Movie/TV Unit.
New York Climate
New York has a humid continental climate resulting from prevailing wind patterns that bring cool air from the interior of the North American continent. New York winters are typically cold with moderate snowfall. New York Weather Forecast
New York's two key demographic features are its density and diversity. The New York City metropolitan area is home to the largest Jewish community outside Israel. It is also home to nearly a quarter of the nation's South Asians, and the largest African American community of any city in the country. Ethnic composition