The neighborhood of Kingsbridge in the Bronx, New York is steeped in history, with its name derived from a royal bridge built by Vredryck Flypsen (Frederick Philipse) in 1693. Located at West 230th Street and Kingsbridge Avenue, this bridge served as the main passage from Manhattan Island to the Bronx mainland and was converted into a toll bridge over Flypsen's land. Until the late 19th century, Riverdale, Kingsbridge, and other areas that are now part of the Northwest Bronx were part of the city of Yonkers. In 1874, New York City annexed three cities that later became the western half of the Bronx, including the city of Kingsbridge. This gave rise to the neighborhood of Riverdale; the rest of the old town of Kingsbridge became the current neighborhood of Kingsbridge. The areas that lie within the current New York City line were separated to form the city of Kingsbridge. This includes St.
John's Roman Catholic Church on Kingsbridge Avenue, near 231st Street, and its two schools: an elementary school on Godwin Terrace (just south of 231st Street) and a high school on Kingsbridge Avenue, just one block north of 231st Street. Kingsbridge is a vibrant community with a rich history that dates back centuries. It is home to many landmarks and attractions, including St. John's Roman Catholic Church and its two schools. The area is also known for its diverse population and vibrant culture.
From its beginnings as a toll bridge to its current status as a thriving neighborhood in the Bronx, Kingsbridge has seen many changes over the years. Today, Kingsbridge is a vibrant community with a rich history that dates back centuries. From its beginnings as a toll bridge to its current status as a thriving neighborhood in the Bronx, Kingsbridge has seen many changes over the years.