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Bronx County, NY

The Bronx, the northernmost borough of New York City, is bounded on the north by Westchester County, on the west by the Hudson and Harlem Rivers, on the south by the Bronx Kill an on the east by the East River and long Island Sound. Its 42 square miles (about the size of San Francisco or Paris) houses 1.2 million people from five continents.

 

It is the home of Yankee Stadium, The Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, Van Cortlandt House (one of the places where George Washington was known to catch 40 winks), the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Bartow-Pell Mansion, the Museum of Bronx History, Woodlawn Cemetery, Wave Hill’s two mansions and botanical gardens, the largest collection of art deco style residences, and wonderful seafood an Italian restaurants. With 14 institutions of higher education, the Bronx is “the Borough of universities.” Parks, including orchard Beach and four municipal golf courses (among them the nation’s first) cover nearly a quarter of the county’s land.

 

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