During the twentieth century, the Bronx was known for its gang activities and for its poverty stricken neighbourhoods. In recent years, the county has shifted 180º and has witnessed significant development.
Location of the Bronx in New York
Gorillas hugging in Bronx Zoo
The Bronx is separated from Manhattan by the Harlem River and is the only district in New York located on the mainland.
Culturally speaking, the Bronx is the cradle of rap and hip hop. Over 75 different languages are spoken on its streets, although English and Spanish prevail over the rest.
Top attractions in the Bronx
The main things to see and do in the Bronx are the following:
- Bronx Zoo: This zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo of the States. What makes it different from most is that it successfully recreates the animal’s naturalistic habitats. Therefore, the wildlife is not found in cages, but is separated by natural elements.
- Yankee Stadium: Built in 1923 and renovated in 1976, the Yankees’ home became the first baseball stadium due to its large size.
- New York Botanical Garden: A paradise for those that love gardening and the largest Botanical Garden in the state of New York.
How to visit the Bronx?
If you decide to checkout this area by yourself, we recommend the Hudson River area. The South-East Bronx is still a little unsafe and most prefer to avoid it.
Other boroughs of New York City
- Manhattan is the main borough and the most visited part of New York. For most people Manhattan is a synonym of The City.
- With a population of over 2,600,000, Brooklyn is the most populated borough of New York. Woody Allen and Mike Tyson are just a few of those born here.
- Since the twenty-first century, Queens is a borough that is quickly growing and is becoming an attractive spot for tourists thanks to its museums and art galleries.
- Unknown to many, Staten Island is the least populated borough. This island offers more colonial buildings than any other part of New York.