Williamsbridge, The Bronx (History)

Williamsbridge is a working 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 233rd 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. New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) property in the area is patrolled by P.S.A. 8 at 2794 Randall Avenue in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx.

The neighborhood was historically heavily Jewish and Italian-American, however, during the 1970s it became predominantly African American and from the 1980s on received an influx of Caribbean and West Indian immigrants. Currently, the neighborhood is overwhelmingly Black.

Although Williamsbridge was once called Edenwald, it is claimed that Edenwald houses is part of Wakefield rather than Williamsbridge. [citation needed] The Gun Hill Housing Projects is also located in the area.