What’s in Wakefield, The Bronx, New York?
What’s the History Of Wakefield?
Like the rest of the Bronx, this area was mainly farmland until 1840 when the railroad was built. It became a village on August 8, 1889 when Washingtonville was incorporated into wakefield. Wakefield got its name from the Virginia plantation where George Washington was born. Today, Wakefield is a working-class and middle-class section of New York City.
What are the demographics?
Wakefield is the northernmost neighborhood in NY with a population made up of 72 percent Caribbean and Guyanese populations. In 2010, nearly 68,000 lived here.
Kingston Tropical Bakery
A longtime bakery serving traditional Jamaican bread, cinnamon rolls, beef patties, and coco bread. Lines are usually long, but it’s worth the wait. They were featured in the New York Times.
This small quaint park has running paths, public restrooms, and a playground. The park continues down and connects to Hymna Park (not within Wakefield). Visitors can launch a kayak in the small river that runs perpendicular to the park. The park was named after William White Niles, who played an important role in the creation of parks in NYC.
A small public library that’s peaceful and cozy with helpful staff. Public computers, wireless internet access, and printers are available. The library is open between 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
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