Highbridge, home of the New York Yankees, is also well known for its bridge located at a top peak of the Bronx, connecting to Washington Heights. The bridge was built in 1848 and was closed for several years due to its many years of erosion but is now open again for the public. It’s a great way to stay active whether you want to cross to the city, simply take a walk with your dog, or go for a bike ride. I was born and raised in Highbridge and to this day, I’m glad to call it home.
PARKS AND RECREATION in HIGHBRIDGE
Mullaly Park located at 1055 Jerome Avenue includes a playground for kids, two baseball fields, two full basketball courts, and a soccer field. There is also a community pool for the neighborhood to enjoy in the summer. For recreation, you have Yankee Stadium located on River Avenue and 161st Street, you can’t miss a great game of baseball!
MUSIC of HIGHBRIDGE
As a lot of people may know, the Bronx is the home of Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop was created in the early 1970s. A few Hip-Hop artists from Highbridge include Cardi B and A Boogie. However, Hip-Hop is not the only music genre you will hear in this neighborhood. There’s a variety of genres such as Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata.
Looking to get some shopping done in Highbridge? The area has got you covered from groceries to electronics to your pets and everything in between!
GROCERY SHOPPING in HIGHBRIDGE
Compare Foods Supermarket
1187 Jerome Ave
Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fine Fare Supermarkets
1136 Ogden Ave
Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
1150 Woodycrest Ave
Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
SHOPPING in HIGHBRIDGE
Bronx Terminal Market has many different stores such as Home Depot for some home maintenance, Best Buy for electronics, BJ’s for your wholesale needs as well as Target.
FITNESS in HIGHBRIDGE
In addition to having a great walking trail on 161st Street and River Avenue where you can enjoy a nice jog or walk with or without your dog, you also have a neighborhood gym nearby called Retro Fitness. Located at 1231 Edward L Grant, it is open 7 days a week from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., where you can work out for a monthly fee of $19.99.
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RESTAURANTS in HIGHBRIDGE
Applebee’s (610 Exterior Street, Bronx, NY 10451)
Marisco Centro specializing in Latin Seafood (1160 Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462)
Famous Anthony’s Pizzeria (171 W 167th Street, Bronx, NY 10452)
Roclyn’s Seafood & Soul (969 Ogden Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452)
Emergency Snack Bar (1354 Edward L Grant Hwy Bronx, NY 10452
El Valle Restaurant (1267 Jerome Ave Bronx, NY 10452)
NIGHTLIFE in HIGHBRIDGE & NEARBY
El Patron Night Club IFE (1465 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452)
The Living Room II (125 St Ann's Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454)
Tropicana (1061 Home Street, Bronx, NY 10459)
Oze Tavern (256 E 138th Street, Bronx, NY 10451)
Exito Bar & Lounge (960 E 165th Street, Bronx, NY 10459)
Bronx Drafthouse (884 Gerard Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452)
Hard Rock Café (1 E 161st Street, Bronx, NY 10451)
Stan’s Sports Bar (836 River Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451)
Bestia Kitchen (1353 Edward L Grant Hwy Bronx, NY 10452)
Krystal Bar & Grill (1534 University Ave Bronx, NY 10452)
TRANSPORTATION in HIGHBRIDGE
You have the 4, B, and D trains in two locations: one on 161st Street and the other on 167th Street and River Avenue, both stops can take you to the city in as little as 40 minutes. You also have buses nearby such as the BX35, BX11, and BX13 for a short commute of 10 minutes to Washington Heights.
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