The Bronx is one 5 boroughs that comprise New York City. It is the only borough attached to the rest of the continental United States and is the only borough to be premised by the word "The". The short version is that the Bronx was named after a Swede, Jonas Bronck and people would visit "the Broncks" family; this contributes to how the borough is addressed.
It is the most northern borough and has about 1.3 million residents. It a haven for culture that can't be seen anywhere else. Its cultural make-up has changed from Native Americans to early European settlers to the present population mostly comprised of latinos and blacks. It is the home of Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, Fordham Univeristy, Woodlawn Cemetery, Van Cortlandt Park, Pelham Bay Park, Co-op City, City Island, and the New York Botanical Garden.
Historically portrayed as a grafitti covered neighborhood with poor housing and abandoned buildings, it has improved in its overall presentaion. It is a higly dense place to live and has a culture all its own, but may not be the best place for a tourist to wander through. Several neighborhoods are not safe to walk through at night and other neighborhoods are just fine. It is served by many trains and buses and joins Manhattan and New Jersey via the George Washington bridge (there are other bridges and highways that join the Bronx to different areas of NY).
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