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Historic Norwood

Norwood is in the Northwestern section of the Bronx. It is nestled between the Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservatory to the north and the New York Botanical Garden to the south. On the west is the Mosholu Parkway serving as a connector to Van Cortlandt Park and the Botanical Garden. The parkway abuts key commercial corridors that gives this historic community a “Main Street” feel.  Extending from the Williamsbridge Oval down Bainbridge Avenue through East 204th Street and swinging westward on Webster Avenue towards Fordham Road, the 1.5 mile commercial corridor running through Norwood hosts an active small business community, supporting unique shopping and dining options that showcase the diverse cultures of Northwest Bronx residents. Its proximity to the Metro-North Railroad, the local D subway line, and various bus routes provide convenient access to Manhattan, areas of New York State, and Connecticut. Anchor Bronx institutions including Fordham University, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx County Historical Society, as well as the vast parkland throughout the area contribute to the vitality of Norwood. One example of this is Frank Frisch Field, named after baseball player Frankie Frisch — the “Fordham Flash” — who played with the New York Giants and St. Louis Cardinals from 1919 to 1937. The park is one of the many green spaces that helps maintain the “small town” feel of this Bronx neighborhood.

​Getting Here

  • Subway (D line)

  • MTA bus lines (various)

  • Metro North (Botanical Garden & Fordham stops)


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