The Bronx

Neighborhood Highlights

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The Bronx is rich in early Americana, with vestiges of Native American and Dutch settler nomenclature such as Kappock Street (from the Lenape shorakapok meaning “edge of the river”) and Spuyten Duyvil (from Dutch settlers’ "Spuit den Duyvil," or “devil’s spout,” for a creek). The Bronx also retains thousands of acres of open terrain, including Van Cortlandt Park, Pelham Bay Park, the New York Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo and Wave Hill. Several historic houses dot the parks and are open to visitors. These include the 1840s Bartow-Pell Mansion; the Van Cortlandt House, the oldest house in the borough, dating to 1748; and the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, a modest wooden farmhouse that became the famous author’s last residence.

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Guide to Arthur Avenue

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The Bronx's Little Italy serves up authentic cuisine and old-fashioned charm.

Guide to the Bronx for Kids

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Kayaking, culture and curious creatures are just a subway ride away from Manhattan. Time Out New York Kids has the scoop.

Must-See Fordham


This charming neighborhood boasts cultural institutions like the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden and Edgar Allan Poe Cottage.

Guide to Grand Concourse

grand concourse

This Bronx thoroughfare is a worthy attraction for architecture, history and culture buffs.

Guide to Pelham Bay Park and City Island

pelham bay park and city island

Enjoy outdoor adventures, fresh seafood and the cozy feel of a welcoming maritime village—all within the City limits.

Van Cortlandt Park

van cortlandt park

The Bronx green space features a historic house, natural beauty and America's first municipal golf course.

Guide to Woodlawn


Irish culture runs far deeper than funny green hats on St. Patrick's Day in this Bronx neighborhood.

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    The Bronx Museum of the Arts
    1040 Grand Concourse
    Bronx – South Bronx
    NY 10456
  2. 2
    Arthur Avenue Retail Market
    2344 Arthur Ave
    Bronx – Arthur Avenue/Little Italy
    NY 10458
  3. 3
    SusanSez NYC Walkabouts

    Multiple Locations
    NY 10463
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    Valentine-Varian House
    3266 Bainbridge Ave.
    NY 10458
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    Van Cortlandt Park
    Broadway and Jerome Ave.
    Bronx – Woodlawn/Little Ireland
    NY 10467

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