Whether you're relaxing at a ball game, indulging in fresh mozzarella and cannoli on Arthur Avenue, or scoping out exotic species at the zoo, there's plenty of fun to be had here. Named for the area's first documented European settler, Jonas Bronck, the Bronx is often the city's most misunderstood borough. Its reputation as a gritty, down-and-out place is a little outdated, and there's lots of beauty if you know where to look. There is more parkland in the Bronx than in any other borough, as well as one of the world's finest botanical collections, the largest metropolitan zoo in the country, and, of course, Yankee Stadium.
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See the "Bronx Bombers" in action at their 2009-debuted, $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium (set right across the street from the…Learn More >
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
The beloved American poet-writer's legacy is detailed at this historic house museum, tucked into a bustling section of the Bronx.…Learn More >
Drawn by stunning views of the Hudson River and New Jersey's dramatic Palisades cliffs, 19th-century Manhattan millionaires built summer homes…Learn More >