How Much Do You Know About the Bronx?

Its the next borough to BOOM and its on everyone’s radar. Here’s a little history:

  • The Bronx is served by six MTA subway lines with 70 stations in the borough (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and D trains) and MetroNorth stations.
  • There’s lots of great shopping! Check out the “HUB” area of 149th & Third Avenue, and Fordham Road, which are the borough’s two main shopping districts. Fordham Road now has a Chipotle, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, and Starbucks!Parks represent 25% of the land uses in the borough, with several of the city’s largest parks located in the Bronx, including Pelham Bay Park, Van Cortlandt Park and Bronx Park which includes the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Gardens.
  • The North Bronx includes neighborhoods such as Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Norwood, Bedford Park, Woodlawn, Wakefield and Williamsbridge · The South Bronx includes neighborhoods such as Mott Haven, Hunt’s Point, Morrisania, and Melrose, which are generally below 161st Street.
  • The Bronx has a significant concentration of industrial uses, particularly in the Hunts Point, Port Morris and Mott Haven areas. Hunts Point is home to the city’s main food, produce and fish markets.
  • The borough is home to many colleges and university including: Fordham University, CUNY Hostos Community College, CUNY Bronx Community College, CUNY Herbert H. Lehman College, The College of Mount Saint Vincent, Manhattan College, College of New Rochelle, Mercy College, Monroe College, Boricua College, SUNY Maritime, and The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
  • The famous Arthur Avenue is a street in the Belmont section known as the heart of the Bronx’s “Little Italy”.
  • Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park is a major attraction for borough residents, while the various seafood restaurants on City Island make it an attractive destination for those with culinary interests.

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