The worker's comp lawyers in Woodlawn Heights, NY, at Banville Law, invite you to learn more about the neighborhood's history.
The 396.8-acre town is located within the Bronx borough in New York. The Bronx River helps to form the eastern border between neighboring town Wakefield. East 233rd Street creates the southern border while Van Cortlandt Park East lines the western edge. The historic Katonah Avenue runs north and south through the town's center and is lined with Irish restaurants and pubs.
The neighborhood has been called Little Ireland due to its heavy population of Irish immigrants. Most residents have been here for many generations and come from a long line of Irish-Americans and Irish immigrants.
The Woodlawn Cemetery, located on East 233rd Stree and Webster Avenue, is one of the largest in New York City and dates back to 1863 during the Civil War. This cemetery spans over a 400-acre area and has as many as 300,000 burials. The following famous architects designed some of the notable memorials found with the grounds:
Some notable people that are buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery include:
The area is saturated with Irish culture, including the Emerald Isle Immigration Center. Many of the restaurants and pubs located along with the historic Katonah Avenue display Irish-American pride. Some of these popular destinations include:
Down McLean Avenue, the area's shopping strip is more Irish businesses. Although the majority of the strip lies in the city limits of Southeast Yonkers, visitors can find the following Irish shops and restaurants along with the Aisling Irish Community Center:
Per to the 2010 census, the population of the neighborhood was 42,483. The racial makeup was the following:
Approximately 31% of the residents were born in countries other than the United States. Germans once dominated the area, but with a surge in Irish immigrants, the area quickly became the Little Ireland we see today. However, recently many people of Latin descent have moved into the area. The ancestral breakdown of the town's people is the following:
Follow along for more details on the community and its neighbors: Getting to Know Wakefield, NY
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