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Encyclopedia > Wakefield, Bronx

Wakefield is a residential and middle-class section of the northern borough of the Bronx in New York City, bounded by the New York city line with Westchester County to the north, 222nd Street to the south, and the Bronx River, Bronx River Parkway and Metro-North Railroad tracks to the west. Wakefield is the northernmost neighborhood in New York City (although the city's northernmost point is actually in Riverdale, at the College of Mount Saint Vincent). The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 12. The United States Census, 2000 reported a total of 67,787 residents. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Five Boroughs redirects here. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Westchester County is a primarily suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Bronx River in Westchester County, NY The Bronx River is a river, approximately 24 mi (38 km) long, in southeast New York in the United States. ... The Bronx River Parkway was one of the earliest limited access automobile highways. ... The Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, or MTA Metro-North Railroad, or, more commonly, Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service that is run and managed by an authority of New York State, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or, more simply, the MTA. Metro-North runs service between New York... Riverdale Riverdale (population approximately 45,000, according to the 2000 U.S. Census) is a middle- and upper-class residential neighborhood in the northwest Bronx, New York City. ... The main entrance of the College of Mount Saint Vincent The College of Mount Saint Vincent is a Catholic liberal arts college located in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, New York. ... Bronx Community Board 12 is a local government unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Edenwald, Wakefield, Williamsbridge, Woodlawn, Fish Bay, Eastchester, Olinville and Baychester in the borough of the Bronx. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...

Formerly, Wakefield was home to large Irish American and Italian-American populations. During the 1980s, those communities being replaced with significantly large African American and West Indian populations (commonly known as white flight), which now comprise 72.3% of the neighborhood's total population. [1] The neighborhood is home to many prominent Catholic secondary schools including the all-male Mount Saint Michael Academy, which serves 1,100 students on grades 7-12. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Irish population density in the United States, 1872. ... An Italian American is an American of Italian descent. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... White flight is a term for the demographic trend where working- and middle-class white people move away from increasingly racially mixed inner-city neighborhoods to predominantly white suburbs and exurbs. ... Mount Saint Michael Academy is an all-boys Roman Catholic high school in the Bronx, New York (in the Archdiocese of New York). ...


The Wakefield Metro-North Railroad station on the Harlem Line is located at 241st Street. The neighborhood is served by the IRT White Plains Road Line (2 5) of the New York City Subway. The neighborhood's ZIP Code is 10466. The Wakefield Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of the Wakefield section of The Bronx via the Harlem Line, and it is the last station on the line before it crosses into Westchester County, New York. ... The Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, or MTA Metro-North Railroad, or, more commonly, Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service that is run and managed by an authority of New York State, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or, more simply, the MTA. Metro-North runs service between New York... Metro-Norths Harlem Line, originally the New York Central Railroads New York and Harlem Railroad, is a commuter rail line running north from New York City into Dutchess County. ... The White Plains Road Line is a rapid transit line of the IRT division of the New York City Subway, serving the central Bronx. ... The 2 Seventh Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 5 Lexington Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ... Mr. ...

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References

  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau

External links

  • If You're Thinking of Living In / Wakefield, the Bronx; Hugging Westchester At the Subway's End, The New York Times, January 31, 1999
  • Photographs of Wakefield

 
 

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