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Woodlawn

A Slice of Ireland

Woodlawn is a neighborhood  located in the north of the Bronx. It is steeped in history and the percentage of Irish and Italian heritage is particularly noteworthy. Though it may be a bit of a trip, the taste of old school New York immigrant-heritage and lineage makes it the more worthwhile!

Take a walk down by Katonah Avenue, which stretches through the neighborhood from north to south. You can find a legion of pubs and restaurants such as Patrizia’s, or Keane’s Bar and Restaurant, as well as specialty shops. From Irish butchers to Italian bakeries, Woodlawn in the 21st century rejuvenates the taste of the Old World.

Visitors can also stop by the Woodlawn Heights Library Branch and explore their renowned collection of Irish books. Off of Oneida Avenue is the Rita Ley Triangle, a monument honoring the residents who served in WWI. Just south is the Woodlawn Cemetery, a National Landmark, filled with ornate mausoleums among a beautiful landscape. The 300 acre burial ground is one of the largest in New York City and serves as the final resting place of many illustrious New Yorkers. Among the headstones you will find: Irving Berlin, Herman Melville, Miles Davis, and Duke Ellington. On a sunny day, head west and stroll through the verdant Van Cortlandt Park

GETTING THERE

Metro North Railroad to Woodlawn station

LOCALS LOVE

Emerald Isle Immigration Center, Van Cortlandt Park, Oneida Triangle Memorial, Woodlawn Cemetery

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