One of the greenest areas of NYC, the Bronx! - Shopping
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As the northernmost of New York City’s five borough, the Bronx is just an easy subway ride from Midtown and home to major attractions like Yankee Stadium, the world famous Bronx Zoo and the 50-acre New York Botanical Garden. It also happens to be the place where hip-hop was born and today serves as home to a thriving community of poets, writers, musicians, artists and dancers, along with plenty of parks, fabulous restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions.
The area known as the Bronx is divided by the Bronx River into the West Bronx, which is a hillier section closer to Manhattan, and the East Bronx, which is a flatter area that is closer to Long Island. It is the only borough located primarily on the mainland and lies just north of Manhattan and Queens and just south of Westchester County.
From enjoying outdoor adventures and delicious seafood at Pelham Bay, to exploring the Art Deco architecture of the Grand Concourse thoroughfare, or sampling the colorful pastries, cured meats, fresh fish and other culinary delights offered at family-owned shops in what locals like to call “the real Little Italy,” which is found along Arthur Ave. and 187th Street in the Belmont section of the Bronx, visitors can experience a wide range of cultural and historical attractions. There's much to visit here in when it comes to the Bronx's points of interest. The places to visit in Bronx range from the famous Bronx Zoo to the Botanical Gardens.
According to TripAdvisor the Bronx is “the greenest of New York City’s boroughs.” While here, check out Van Cortlandt Park, a 1,146-acre recreation area offering boating, horseback riding, tennis and the oldest public golf course in the U.S. Also, the public garden at Wave Hill offers sweeping views of the Hudson River and New Jersey Palisades, along with paths winding through dense wildflowers and a pool adorned with water lilies and lotus blossoms.
The 1.4 million Big Apple residents who call this area home already know what is just waiting for others to discover– a neighborhood with a beat all it’s own that is undergoing a cultural renaissance marked by impressive urban renewal.
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