The Hollow neighborhood is located near the center of Bridgeport, northwest of Downtown. It is bounded by North Avenue (Route 1) to the northwest, Park Avenue to the southwest, Washington Avenue to the East and Main Street to the northeast.
This small neighborhood consists of approximately 0.42 square miles but is the most densely populated neighborhood in the city.
The Hollow has historically been an immigrant neighborhood since it was settled by Irish and English immigrants in the late 1830s. Today, 30 percent of the area’s residents are foreign born, and nearly half of all residents (44%) are Hispanic. Other significant immigrant populations include Portuguese, Brazilian and Cape Verdean residents.
The overall character of the neighborhood is multifamily residential, and approximately 77 percent of housing units are renter-occupied. The Hollow has no land area devoted to parks or open space, but contains the Sterling Hill residential area which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lafayette Park (Nanny Goat)
Pequonnock Street Pocket Park
Bridgeport Public Library - Burroughs & Saden Branch
925 Broad Street
The Hollow is located in the 131st and 136th City Council District.