Williamsbridge is a neighborhood in the eastern portion of the New York City borough of the Bronx. The neighborhood name derives from Williams' Bridge, farmer John Williams' colonial toll bridge over the Bronx River. It is bounded by 233rd Street to the north, Boston Post Road to the east, Adee Avenue to the south, and the Bronx River to the west. The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 12.
Demographically, the neighborhood was historically heavily Jewish and Italian-American, however, during the 1970's it became predominantly African American and from the 1980's on received an influx of Caribbean and West Indian immigrants. Currently, the neighborhood is almost entirely black, equally split between these two groups.
Surrounding neighborhoods include Wakefield, Baychester, Morris Park, and Norwood.
How safe is New York City? Contrary to popular belief, the City consistantly ranks in the top ten safest large cities in the United States. The NYPD is the largest municipal police force in the world and has it's own Movie/TV Unit.
New York Climate
New York has a humid continental climate resulting from prevailing wind patterns that bring cool air from the interior of the North American continent. New York winters are typically cold with moderate snowfall. New York Weather Forecast
New York's two key demographic features are its density and diversity. The New York City metropolitan area is home to the largest Jewish community outside Israel. It is also home to nearly a quarter of the nation's South Asians, and the largest African American community of any city in the country. Ethnic composition