The Highbridge Community
Highbridge (named after the High Bridge built in 1846 by Irish immigrants) is a 180-acre residential neighborhood in the Bronx built on a ridge that rises over 100 feet above the Harlem River. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise, are the Cross-Bronx Expressway to the north, Jerome Avenue to the east, Macombs Dam Bridge to the south, and the Harlem River to the west.
The Highbridge community is a vibrant majority Black and Hispanic neighborhood and a popular destination for newcomers to New York City. It is filled with newly renovated housing, refurbished parks, houses of worship, and bustling retail. The community is served by major public transportation including the #4 train at Jerome Avenue making it a quick commute to downtown.