Saturday, April 13, 2024
Fairfield County, Connecticut, Neighborhood: Black Rock, Neighborhood: Downtown, Neighborhood: East End, Neighborhood: East Side, Neighborhood: North End, Neighborhood: South End, Neighborhood: The Hollow, Neighborhood: West End


Bridgeport  has often been called a “City of Neighborhoods.”  There are commonly used designations for the various areas of Bridgeport, each neighborhood historically attracting immigrants from a variety of ethnic groups.  What has become the city of Bridgeport is the mixing of citizens who moved here from all over the world.

For generations, residents have divided the city into pockets of neighborhoods.  These neighborhoods are commonly known by the following names. Through history residents have strongly identified with the neighborhood they live in.

  • Black Rock
  • Downtown
  • East End
  • East Side
  • North End
  • The Hollow
  • South End
  • West End

We hope the histories written here will help to identify the who,what, why and where of Bridgeport neighborhoods.

Mary Witkowski
Mary K. Witkowski is the former Bridgeport City Historian and the Department Head of the Bridgeport History Center, Emeritus. She is the author of Bridgeport at Work, and the co-author with Bruce Williams of Bridgeport on the Sound. Mary has had a newspaper column in the Bridgeport News, a blog for the Connecticut Post, and a weekly spot on WICC. She continues to be involved in many community based activities and initiatives on local history and historic preservation.