Bordered by Riverdale and Van Cortlandt Park, Kingsbridge is named after the first bridge to connect Manhattan to the mainland, built in 1693 in honor of England’s King William III. It was once an Irish enclave, and their legacy can still be seen in the many beautiful churches and schools throughout the neighborhood. Walk down Kingsbridge Avenue and marvel at the stone majesty of St. John’s Church, then make a turn onto Broadway and visit Gaelic Park, an indoor recreation facility that specializes in Celtic sports like hurling and Gaelic football.Find Kingsbridge apartments
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In the 70s, the Irish community was joined a vibrant mix of new cultures. Today, the neighborhood’s architecture is a testament to the ever-evolving face of the Bronx. Beautiful stone apartments sit beside glassy high-rises, next to open-air stairways carved into the many hills, a signature of Kingsbridge.
Spurred by a diverse economy, some older buildings are transforming into modern marvels. With the help of hockey star Mike Messier and $320 million in city funding, the Kingsbridge Armory is converting into the largest ice center in the world. It will contain nine ice skating rinks, a community center, and a health and wellness center. A 133,000 square foot shopping center is set to go up on West 230th street, as well as other ventures throughout the neighborhood. Kingsbridge is about to become a world destination.
The only thing more diverse than Kingsbridge’s architecture is the people. Cultures from all over the world call Kingsbridge home, and pride themselves on their friendliness.
And diverse communities mean excellent cuisine. Dive into the pastrami sandwiches from a 50-year-old deli, the delicious burgers of an old-school Irish pub, or the gourmet gruyere in a specialty cheese shop. Plus Thai, Mexican, Irish, Italian, and many other flavors flourish in local restaurants.
Commuters have instant access to the six-lane Major Deegan Expressway, the 1 train for the West Side of Manhattan, and the Metro-North Railroad for the East side.