Highbridge is a neighborhood located in the southwest region of the Bronx, not far from Yankee stadium. It is bounded by the Grand Concourse to the east and by the Harlem River to the west. The neighborhood’s thoroughfares are Ogden Avenue and Jerome Avenue. It was named after the High Bridge, which runs over the river from Inwood.
Highbridge has historically been known for its large population of Puerto Ricans; however, it is also densely populated by African-Americans. Recently, an influx of Hispanic immigrants from Mexico and the Dominican Republic have begun to change the community’s ethnic makeup. The east side of Highbridge has become a home for Western Africans immigrants as well, who bring along their culture and dialects.
Highbridge is home to a few impressive landmarks that over the years have been transformed into nursing homes or local organizations’ headquarters. Over the years, many local services such as post offices and banks have closed, leaving residents to travel to other parts of the Bronx or Manhattan to send a letter or get money from an ATM.
- Former “Highbridge Horizon” magazine
- Highbridge Community Life Center
- Community Board 4
- Councilmember Helen D. Foster – District 16
- Assemblywoman Vanessa Gibson
- New York State Senator Jose Serrano
- Bridge Builders CPI
- Alianza Dominicana Highbridge
- Highbridge Community Development Corporation
- The High Bridge Coalition
- Sacred Heart School
- For the South Bronx Coalition