Bronx Travel Guide

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Bronx Things to Do

  • New York Botanical Garden

    I've been to the this Botantical Garden more times than I can remember. It's huge and a wonderful place to spend a day with your family or loved one. Accordingy to the Tram Guide, the gardens were modeled after Kew Gardens in London. The gardens are quite expensive to visit and if you want to visit all the different gardens and ride on the Tram,...

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  • Hall of Fame

    The Hall of Fame for Great Americans is rich in history, unrivaled for its architecture, and serves as a focus for educational reinforcement and a stage for related programs and exhibits. The Hall of Fame is open to the public for self-guided tours daily, between the hours of 10:00 am and 5:00 pm and guided tours by appointment only. Two weeks...

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  • Watch Dominican's Being Made in the...

    Cigar factories are almost non-existent except in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, and a few other places in Latin America. I've spent precious travel time trying to find these sweat shops in Honduras, and have been somewhat disappointed. The Bronx is deep in immigrants from Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic, and so in Little Italy Market there...

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Bronx Hotels

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  • Days Inn Yankee Stadium / Bronx

    997 Brook Ave., Bronx, New York, 10451, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Econo Lodge Bronx

    1000 Baychester Avenue, Bronx, New York, 10475, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Howard Johnson Bronx

    1922 Boston Road, Bronx, New York, 10460, United States

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

Bronx Restaurants

  • Dinner to celebrate my sister's Birthday

    Riverdale is blessed with a few good restaurants, and Tokyo House is one of them. My family enjoys Japanese food and this is just down the road from their home. We've been here a few times and most recently we were here to enjoy a nice meal while celebrating Linda's birthday. The restaurant is small, with about 10 tables and a section where you can...

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  • Umberto's Clam House

    Umberto's Clam House is an Italian seafood restaurants located here in the Little Italy section of the Bronx on Arthur Avenue. They specialize in Italian seafood dishes but if you aren't in the mood for seafood they also have your typical Italian dishes. They have a pretty big selection of appetizers, salads, pastas, salads, fish, meats and poultry...

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  • Excellent Spanish-Chinese food

    My sister's and I were in the neighborhood and decided to check this place out. I've never seen such an extensive menu with so many variations of dishes. This is a Spanish & Chinese restaruant that is not an infusion of both dishes rather they serve both Spanish and Chinese dishes. There were so many different dishes to pick from that we had a hard...

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Bronx Nightlife

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  • Woodlawn Pubs

    The Rambling House was my favorite local Pub when I lived in the area. It is owned by the same people running Rory Dolan's in Yonkers. But we never go to Rory's anymore. The pub was only a couple blocks from where i lived so it was a nice easy walk without the worry of driving. The service here is always top notch and the selection of drinks is...

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  • A Bar Hopping We Go...

    We sure did our rounds this night. A cross the street from Tosca's is this small bar that has a few table on the sidewalk with a really small bar and an area to dance in. The bar is really small and there were quite a few people here when we came by. Deb and I decided to stop here and check it out and order a quick drink. The have a dj and a few...

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  • Having a few drinks with the girls...

    The Wicked Wolfe is a huge Irish bar/restuarnat with a really nice bar and even a small dance floor in the back. We wandered in here after making our rounds for what we called our last call. Deb, Cindy and I walked in and decided to hang out at the bar. The place was a bit dead, except for a few people at the bar and a few people eating at the...

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Bronx Transportation

  • MTA Buses

    The MTA Bus cover the Bronx as well as Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn & Staten Island. The fare for a subway or local bus ride is $2. The fare for an express bus ride is $4.

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  • MTA - MetroNorth

    Taking the Metro North is an easy and fast way to travel to the Bronx (although limited sections) if you are coming from Grand Central. You can travel to points north of Grand Central with the following stops: The Harlem line: Melrose, Tremont, Fordham, Botanical Gardens, Williams Bridge and WoodlawnThe Hudson line: Morris Heights, University...

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  • MTA

    The best way to travel to and around the The Bronx is on the MTA subway and bus. If you are traveling from Manhattan you will travel North of the city on the following subway lines; 1 & 2 (Westside), 4, 5, 6 (Eastside), A, C, B, D (Westside). As for the bus, there are too many to list here. I recommend that you check out the MTA website for subway...

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Bronx Shopping

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  • Great Bakery

    This is the bakery that Liz and her family love. After having some pastry from this place I can understand their devotion. The bakery always has a line of people waiting to place their order. The bakery itself is rather small but has display cases packed with cookies, cakes, pies, pastry and breads. Our last trip here Liz ordered some assorted...

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  • Italian goods

    Walking down Arthur Avenue towards 185th street you will find the Arthur Ave. Retail Market. Its a european style market complete with home made and imported sausages, cheeses, fresh vegetables, imported olive oil and olives, ceramics, gourmet pastas and more. In a true NYC/Italian atmosphere, you are sure to be offered to try the different...

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  • Shopping on Fordham Road

    Its lively, noisy, littered, and a bit crowded on weekends. Fordham Road gives you the experience of the energy of the Bronx, and here its obvious you have left Manhattan. If you want some bargain prices (and sometimes also cheaply made) but fashionable clothes head for the shops on Fordham Road in the area around the Fordham subway stop. I got a...

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Bronx Local Customs

  • Cooking all the time

    Ok. The headline is a bit misleading unless you know me. I cook with my phone. Its just the way I do it. It is easier, and cost effective if i can stay at work an hour longer, instead of cooking myself.

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  • The "Bronx" Accent

    The "Bronx" Accent is a very distinct one. Liz was born and raised in the Bronx but for the most part you'd never know by her everyday speech (she does an excellent job is disguising it). Only when she is tired or gets mad does her "Bronx" come out. Her "ing" from the word running becomes "runnin". Then comes the mix of Italian and English...

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  • Subway Stained Glass

    Here's something you might not expect: a Bronx subway station with art. The 231st Street station in the Kingsbridge section of town (#1 Train) features stained glass designed by Felipe Galindo, entitled "Magic Realism in Kingsbridge." On your way to exploring this section of the Bronx, pause a bit and enjoy the artwork.You can also find artwork at...

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Bronx Warnings and Dangers

  • The Bronx - A nice place

    I'm originally from the Bronx but moved to the West Indies when I was young. I went back for a visit two years ago and I can say that there may be dangerous areas, and you should be aware of them but for me, the Bronx was delightful. I stayed in Westchester opposite the Bronx zoo. Firstly, there is a great transport system. Buses run like...

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  • The Bronx is fine.

    I come from the UK, I'm white and I've never been to NY before.I stayed with a Dominican family in The Bronx and got the train to Burnside.It looked a little scary but I walked from the train around 10 blocks to the place where I stayed even with a suitcase, rucksack and an expensive camera around my neck. Nobody bothered me and my hosts where...

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  • You will be fine.

    Hi,I am a med student living in the Bronx. It is easy to make generalizations about the Bronx, particularly considering the boroughs rough history and the state of many of its buildings. The Bronx has had a tough past, but the area continues to improve against the odds. In particular, areas like Morris Park, Gun Hill, City Island, and Parkchester...

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Bronx Tourist Traps

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    by feline01 Written May 10, 2003

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    Before I knew better, we decided to visit the Bronx Zoo. Most people assume zoos are about preserving species and many zoos try to creat a natural habitat for the animals. However, for those who have visited zoos, you probably noticed animals doing things in captivity that they certainly wouldn't do in the wild. Zoos are about profit. The animals are there for profit. And expoiting animals for profit is bad. This photo shows my husband along with several children (he is a big kid) playing in a mock prairie dog bed. I have no problem with this and I wish more zoos had places like this where people could explore animal kingdoms without bothering the animals.

    Fun Alternatives: Don't visit the Bronx Zoo, visit the Botanical Gardens instead. Look at birds and insects in the wild, the wilds of the Bronx.

    Can you spot the adult??

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Bronx What to Pack

  • Practical things to bring

    Bring unassuming luggage if you want to take it back home. Bullet Proof Vest if you happen to have oneHoodies are prevalent in the Bronx, regardless of the time of year. There are plenty of shops that sell these if you forgot to pack your G-Unit styled one. Your usual gun shot wound first aid box will suffice. Mobile phone cameras are the safest...

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  • PACK ACCORDING TO THE SEASON

    NYC is just like every other part of New York State. There are 4 very distinct seasons that all have weather that can vary from day to day. Try to check the area forecast a day or so before leaving to come here that way you can pack accordingly. The one thing I suggest you definately pack is a good pair of walking shoes. Also bring something to...

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  • When are you coming?

    We have 4 seasons here in NYC. In February 2003 and 2006 we had 22 inches of snow in one day. A week after I didnt need a coat. It changes. Any temperate climate is a good example of what to wear. Hospitals every few blocks it seems. Great scenes to be captured. Bring a camera always.

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Bronx Off The Beaten Path

  • Let's be honest

    Most of the Bronx is off the beaten path to tourists. There are many fabulous neighborhoods and even some to be avoided. Or at least explored carefully. But just like every city the real gems are in the off the beat path places. There are decent golf courses. Great restaurants. Even extensive park lands.

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  • Henry Hudson Park

    Henry Hudson Park is located in Southern Riverdale. It's home to a large statue of Henry Hudson, and is close the Parkway and Bridge named for Hudson as well. The Park is in a relatively safe neighborhood and is a nice place to relax. In winter, it can be a nice place to take kids sledding.The specific adress is on Palisade Avenue.

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  • I took this pic of a NYC...

    I took this pic of a NYC firefighter's wedding from my husband's grandparents' window . The bride and groom are posing for photos on the fire truck. Very nice to see a firefighter celebration after all these months of funerals and memorial services. This was taken a few months after 9/11.

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Bronx Sports & Outdoors

  • Gaelic Games in the Bronx

    The Gaelic Park Sports Center, or simply Gaelic Park, is owned and operated by Manhattan College, which is actually located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Besides several other sports played on the field, they feature mens senior Gaelic Football and Hurling Championship matches. If you have never seen a live GAA Football or Hurling match,...

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  • Watching the Yankees Win from a Luxury...

    First off, I love my brother in law....... My brother in law often gets tickest to great events and concerts through his job. He called one day and asked if we'd like to see a Yankee game in one of the suites....of course we wanted to. My wife and I are huge Yankee fans...so is her family (they are from the bronx after all). So we went to see the...

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  • New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium

    Everyone should see a Yankee game at least once at Yankee Stadium. The stadium is always packed, the fans are nuts and you just have a great time. As recent as a few years back I'd attend at least 4 or 5 a year, not much but always had a good time while I was there. For the most part we would hang out for a few innings and then leave before the...

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Bronx Favorites

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  • Trip to Yankee Stadium

    We were able to visit Yankee Stadium on the second-to-last regular season game ever played here. "The House that (Babe) Ruth Built," or as Red Sox fans say, "The House that was Built for Ruth," will be torn down after the end of the season. Either way, it will undoubtedly go down in history is one of the "Cathedrals of Baseball." The home of the...

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  • BK. A Yankee at heart?

    In honor of BK blowing yet another save at Yankee stadium monday I have dug up this pic of his first blown save at the stadium. I dont usually get personal here on VT but I really have to say BK is moving his way up my fondest memories of the Bronx each time he comes back. Especially now that he is blowing saves for the red sox.

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  • A view of the neighborhood

    This is a random shot of a street in my neighborhood. I had to park a couple blocks away one afternoon and decided to share a little of where I live with all of you. It honestly reminds me of my time in Karlsruhe.

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Explore Deeper into Bronx
Make Your Own and Dine Outside
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Walk Arthur Avenue--Little Italy
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Excellent Chinese take-out
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Cheap Spanish food
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Caribbean/Puerto Rican Cuisine
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Chilean Sea Bass
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De Lillo Pastry Shoppe
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Nothing tiny about their servings
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Good and inexpensive Spanish food
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Steaks and much more
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New York Botanical Garden
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Seek and you shall find
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Great Bronx Brewpub (seriously)
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The Best Gyros in New York?
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A favorite of ours
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Dine, dance and plan your next birthday
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Excellent Seafood
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Bronx County Building
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Yankee Stadium
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The Mecca of Baseball
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Teen Gangs
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Family Style Italian
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Do Not, I Repeat, Do Not Swim Here
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Out of towners, Beware.
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Good Italian Food
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Great Italian Food
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Food and drinks are good and the music is kicking!
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Nice local place with good music
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Some yummy freshly baked bagels
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Cafe Sevilla
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Good drinks, views and atmosphere
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Father's Day Dinner with Family
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Belly Bombers
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Good Diner Food
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Wave Hill
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The Bronx Zoo
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BRONX ZOO
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BRONX ZOO-HOLIDAY LIGHTS/WINTER
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Excellent Deli in Kingsbridge
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Good Pizza that Doesn't Deliver
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