The 13th Congressional District covers a portion of the Morris Heights section of The Bronx. The District includes the area west of Popham Avenue to the Harlem River, as well as the Sedgwick Houses just north of the Cross-Bronx Expressway and west to the River. The area’s population is over 90 percent African-American and Latino and is serviced by the Morris Heights Metro North Station and the Burnside Avenue, 175th Street and Mt Eden Avenue stations on the 4 train. The portion of Morris Heights that is part of the 13th District overlooks the Harlem River and the eastern part of Washington Heights, including Highbridge Park in Manhattan.
The primary concerns of the Morris Heights neighborhood include access to quality education and job training, affordable housing, as well as enhancing access to public transportation, as the area’s 4 train stops are not near the District’s portion of Morris Heights. Morris Heights, like the rest of the 13th District, is densely populated and has a substantial senior population, making a viable Social Security and Medicare system a priority for Mr. Fenstermaker.