Northeastern Bronx neighborhood Edenwald is west of Boston Post Road, east of Bronxwood, south of Wakefield and north of Baychester.
Edenwald grew from prosperous farming land in the early 20th century to the populated living quarters it is today. Home to the largest NYC Housing Authority development in the Bronx, Edenwald Houses, Edenwald offers a prime solution to those seeking affordable housing in a neighborhood with many community-driven events. For example, each summer the Edenwald Projects hosts Edenwald Day, a family event with games for residents of all ages. The day is concluded by a basketball game between the north side and south side, in addition to an old timers' game. Over 5,000 residents live in Edenwald Houses, so there is usually a very high turnout.
The north and south side of Edenwald is separated by East 229th Street. On the south side border is the Edenwald Community Center, which is popular year-round for its learning and care programs for youth. Beyond Edenwald’s abundance of community and child care programs is a growing food scene with an emphasis on African and Indian cuisine. Located on White Plains Road, Kingston Tropical Bakery offers delicious homemade Jamaican beef patties, cocoa bread, and more. Its homemade deliciousness has earned it acclaim as one of Edenwald's best eateries, a growing list that also includes Champion Bakery, Jackie's West Indian Bakery and another great Jamaican eatery, The Good Dine, also on White Plains Road.
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