Located in the north central section of the Bronx, Bedford Park spans the area between the New York Botanical Gardens and Lehman College. Before becoming absorbed by New York City, the area was an unincorporated suburb of mostly farmland just outside of a town known as Kingsbridge. The suburb is composed of five tracts that house roughly 24,000 New Yorkers, many of whom are foreign-born immigrants.
Bedford Park is a melting pot of culture. Strolling through the area, one may find an Albanian double-headed eagle, Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Shamrock or Arabic calligraphy. Indeed, walk into any convenience store and you will find newspapers from all over the world.
Table of Contents
- 1 Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Bedford Park?
- 2 Our Law Firm Focuses on Asbestos Litigation
- 3 Top-Rated Legal Services for Bedford Park Residents
- 4 Key Features of the Area
- 5 History of Bedford Park
- 6 Interesting Facts about Bedford Park
- 7 Directions to Belluck & Fox from Bedford Park
- 8 Consult with our personal injury lawyers at Belluck & Fox, LLP today!
Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Bedford Park?
For more than 20 years, the top-rated NYC personal injury attorneys at Belluck & Fox have been fighting for the rights of New Yorkers who have been harmed due to the negligence of others.
Our nationally respected trial law firm has the resources and the manpower to successfully take on large corporations and deep-pocketed insurance companies. Our attorneys have recovered more than $1 billion for our deserving clients and their families.
Our Law Firm Focuses on Asbestos Litigation
At Belluck & Fox, our New York City mesothelioma cancer law firm’s main practice area is complex asbestos litigation. Asbestos is a deadly carcinogen that for many years was used in building materials, industrial materials and household products. Still today, asbestos is not banned in the United States.
Asbestos companies knew that exposure to the fibrous mineral causes serious health problems, yet they failed to warn the public. Our law firm fights for the rights of individuals and families in Bedford Park and nearby areas who are coping with life-threatening asbestos diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. We demand maximum compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and all other damages experienced by the victim.
Top-Rated Legal Services for Bedford Park Residents
Our award-winning law firm handles a wide variety of complex personal injury claims involving:
Key Features of the Area
Bedford Park is home to some of the area’s oldest churches. The Bedford Park Congregational Church was built in 1882. In 2000, it was designated an official city landmark. In addition, the St. Phillip Catholic Church was dedicated to the Italian saint when the area was home to a number of Italian immigrant laborers who were contracted to construct the Jerome Park Reservoir. The cornerstone of that church was quarried from the area that became the reservoir.
Located along the reservoir is an “education mile” that houses a number of schools and an area college. The area has three high schools (Walton, DeWitt Clinton and Bronx Science), two elementary schools and Lehman College.
History of Bedford Park
The suburb known as Bedford Park was once mostly farmland located just outside the town of Kingsbridge. In 1886, Leonard Jerome and August Belmont developed the area into the Jerome Park Racecourse, where residents could place bets on the horses. It was from this point that Bedford Park would begin to take shape.
Some 40 villas were built on a street known as Villa Avenue. The Italian and Irish immigrants who built the Jerome Park Reservoir would fill those small houses. After World War I, the area saw a number of new housing developments. Most of these were middle-class residents of various ethnic backgrounds who had moved into the area from Manhattan.
Throughout the 1970s and ’80s, when other areas of the Bronx were hit hard by inner-city drug use, Bedford Park rallied against the problem, actively engaging with police to limit the availability of drugs. Today, the area may be overshadowed by Riverdale, but its Victorian homes are a major draw for architecture buffs.
Interesting Facts about Bedford Park
- The Real Deal called Bedford Park “a postcard-ready neighborhood filled with Victorian homes surrounded by well-manicured gardens.”
- Harris Park is named after Father John Harris, who left such an indelible mark on the community that the community commemorated his passing by dedicating the park to him.
- Lehman College is home to several events, including the first Bronx Film Festival.
Directions to Belluck & Fox from Bedford Park
Belluck & Fox’s Manhattan office is located in Midtown at 546 Fifth Ave., 5th Floor, New York NY 10036. Heading northeast on Bainbridge Avenue, drive toward Bedford Park Boulevard. Take the NY-9A / Henry Hudson Parkway to West 48th Street in Manhattan. Continue down West 48th until you hit Fifth Avenue.
Consult with our personal injury lawyers at Belluck & Fox, LLP today!
With more than 20 years of experience, we have earned a reputation throughout New York and the United States for doing whatever it takes to help our clients. Call (212) 681-1575 or fill out our online contact form to get started with a free consultation.
Other Areas We Serve In Bronx, NY:
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