"Galway in the Bronx"
First, nobody calls this area "Woodlawn Heights", which is just a real estate tactic; it's simply known as Woodlawn, and this sometimes includes the area on the other side of the Bronx border in Yonkers. This is a very quiet, safe residential neighborhood tucked in between Yonkers and the Woodlawn Cemetery. The flavor here is decidedly Irish, with a large percentage of residents from there or 2nd generation Irish. Katonah Avenue, the main strip, is full of bars, restaurants, and delis catering to Irish sensibilities. Rambling House is famous for it's Irish food, lively music, and night scene. It's a short walk to McLean Avenue in Yonkers, which is a continuation of this Irish stronghold and there is no real discernible difference on the other side of the street. The only real drawback is that the neighborhood is isolated from the rest of the Bronx and you must rely on buses to connect you with subway line (unless you have very strong legs and can endure the walk.)