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Fordham

This Bronx neighborhood takes its name from stately Fordham University but offers plenty for visitors as well. Located in the vicinity are the Bronx Zoo, one of the largest and most diverse zoos in the world; the verdant New York Botanical Garden, home to more than a million plants; and the historic Edgar Allan Poe Cottage—where the celebrated author spent his final years and wrote “Annabel Lee.”

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#SeeYourCity Neighborhood Highlights: Fordham

Where can you go from gorillas to undergrads? Between the Bronx Zoo and its namesake university, Fordham brings bustle to the Bronx. Take a stroll through Van Cortlandt Park or tour historic houses before exploring the main thoroughfare, Fordham Road. If shopping turns to schlepping, break for pizza or Puerto Rican food.

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