The Bronx

What is The Bronx known for?


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is the largest zoo in New York City, and among the largest in the country. thumb The Bronx's P.L.A.Y.E.R.S. Club Steppers performing at the 2007 Fort Greene Park (File:The PLAYERS Club Steppers by David Shankbone.jpg) Summer Literary Festival in Brooklyn. (Note the T-shirts' inscription "I ♥ BX" '' Bronx '', echoing the ubiquitous slogan "I ♥ NY" '' I Love New York '' ). 2007 Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival website. See also the Flickr.com photograph album of the 2007 Festival Author Edgar Allan Poe spent the last years of his life (1846 to 1849) in the Bronx at Poe Cottage, now located at Kingsbridge (Kingsbridge, Bronx) Road and the Grand Concourse (Grand Concourse (Bronx)). A small wooden farmhouse built around 1812, the cottage once commanded unobstructed vistas over the rolling Bronx hills to the shores of Long Island. Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, accessed October 9, 2006 United States law enforcement officials announced the arrest Thursday of four men in connection with a plot to blow up two synagogues in The Bronx (w:The Bronx), a borough of New York City (New York, New York), and shoot down military airplanes flying out of the Stewart Air National Guard Base (w:Stewart Air National Guard Base). thumb left Satellite photo of Stewart Air National Guard Base (File:Stewartafb-ny-20apr1994.jpg)


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as ''The Times''' senior sports columnist, he was profiled in the January 9, 1939 issue of ''Time (Time (magazine))'' magazine, which described him as "short, wiry, grey, bristly and brilliant". Life Soti Triantafyllou studied pharmacy at the University of Athens (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). On completing her studies, she left Greece for Paris where she stayed from 1979 to 1982, when she moved to New York. While in the States (United States) she


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'' as Det. Chris Ravell. In the video game ''Ripper (Ripper (computer game))'', he portrays protagonist Jake Quinlan. In 2002-2003, he made some appearances on the game show ''Pyramid (Pyramid (game show))'', hosted by Donny Osmond. He guest-starred in the premiere episode of the eighth season of ''Law & Order: Criminal Intent'', playing the role of a city politician with a dark family secret and whose daughter is a drug addict involved with a drug dealer boyfriend killed mysteriously in the opening scene. United States law enforcement officials announced the arrest Thursday of four men in connection with a plot to blow up two synagogues in The Bronx (w:The Bronx), a borough of New York City (New York, New York), and shoot down military airplanes flying out of the Stewart Air National Guard Base (w:Stewart Air National Guard Base). thumb left Satellite photo of Stewart Air National Guard Base (File:Stewartafb-ny-20apr1994.jpg)


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admirers, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Empress of Austria. The empress commissioned a statue from the sculptor Louis Hasselriis. Another memorial, a sculpted fountain, was commissioned for Düsseldorf. While at first the plan met with enthusiasm, the concept was gradually bogged down in anti-Semitic, nationalist (nationalism), and religious criticism; by the time the fountain was finished, there was no place to put it. Through the intervention of German American activists, the memorial was ultimately transplanted into The Bronx. Known in English as the Lorelei Fountain, Germans refer to it as the Heinrich Heine Memorial. Sturm und Drang Over a Memorial to Heinrich Heine. ''The New York Times'', 27 May 2007. Also, after years of controversy, the University of Düsseldorf was named Heinrich Heine University. Today the city honours its poet with a boulevard (Heinrich-Heine-Allee) and a modern monument. The Heine statue, originally located in Corfu, was rejected by Hamburg, but eventually found a home in Toulon. Richard S. Levy, Heine Monument Controversy, in ''Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution'', ABC-CLIO, 2005, p.295 Several Little Italies exist in New York City, including Manhattan (Little Italy, Manhattan), Bronx (Little Italy, Bronx), Bensonhurst (Bensonhurst, Brooklyn), Howard Beach (Howard Beach, Queens) and Rosebank (Rosebank, Staten Island). Historically, Little Italy on Mulberry Street in Manhattan, extends as far south as Canal Street, as far north as Bleecker (Bleecker Street), as far west as Lafayette (Lafayette Street (Manhattan)) and as far east as the Bowery. The neighborhood was once known for its large population of Italians. Little Italy Italy Today it consists of Italian stores and restaurants. Little Italy NYC - The Official Website for New York City's Little Italy District The Italian immigrants congregated along Mulberry Street (Mulberry Street (Manhattan)) in Manhattan's ''Little Italy'' to celebrate San Gennaro as the Patron Saint of Naples. The ''Feast of San Gennaro'' is a large street fair, lasting 11 days, that takes place every September along Mulberry Street between Houston and Canal Streets. Little Italy New York City The festival is as an annual celebration of Italian culture (Culture of Italy) and the Italian-American community. Today, much of the neighborhood has been absorbed and engulfed by Chinatown (Chinatown, Manhattan), as immigrants from China moved to the area. Arthur Avenue in the Fordham (Belmont, Bronx) section of New York City's northernmost borough (borough (New York City)), The Bronx, was once the heart of the Bronx's "Little Italy". Robert De Niro's directing debut, ''A Bronx Tale'', takes place within Little Italy, however, it was largely filmed in Astoria, Queens. http: www.imdb.com title tt0106489 locations The series ''Third Watch'' was initially based on Arthur Avenue, with the first episode referring to the firehouse as "Camelot", based on its location at the intersection of King Street and Arthur Avenue. The 1973 film "The Seven-Ups", starring Roy Scheider, was filmed on Arthur Avenue and Hoffman Street. In 2003, a scene from the HBO series ''The Sopranos'' was shot in Mario's Restaurant. Leonard, of James Frey's ''A Million Little Pieces'', grew up in this area. Much of the novel ''Underworld'' (Underworld (DeLillo novel)) takes place near Arthur Avenue. On page 234 of the novel, an old, infirm character easily walks from the main character's old house to Arthur Avenue. The author himself, Don DeLillo, grew up in that neighborhood. United States law enforcement officials announced the arrest Thursday of four men in connection with a plot to blow up two synagogues in The Bronx (w:The Bronx), a borough of New York City (New York, New York), and shoot down military airplanes flying out of the Stewart Air National Guard Base (w:Stewart Air National Guard Base). thumb left Satellite photo of Stewart Air National Guard Base (File:Stewartafb-ny-20apr1994.jpg)


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in The Bronx, where he began playing poker in Italian (Italy) cafés (Coffeehouse). He moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990s where he began working in Hollywood. Brown has had some minor roles (role (performing arts)) in television series and films, including Basket Case 2 and Miami Hustle. He also appeared as an assistant host (host (event)) on the game show ''Caesars Challenge'' in the early 1990s. birth_date


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) is a naturalized Georgian (Republic of Georgia) former professional basketball player who grew up in the United States (represented the Republic of Georgia internationally). The 6'1" (1.85 m) combination point guard shooting guard was known for his long-range shooting accuracy. Over the years, he played on various teams, ranging from the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA to FC Barcelona (FC Barcelona (basketball)). DATE OF BIRTH 1975-04-05 PLACE OF BIRTH


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: www.bronxnet.org info music bxmusic.htm Bronx Music Vol.1 '', an out-of-press compact disc of the old and new sounds and artists of the Bronx. In popular culture Film and television Mid-20th century Mid-20th century movies set in the Bronx portrayed densely settled, working-class, urban culture. Hollywood films such as ''From This Day Forward'' (1946), set


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tributary stream serves as its source. The Bronx River flows south past White Plains (White Plains, New York), then south-southwest through the northern suburbs, passing through Edgemont (Greenville, Westchester County, New York), Tuckahoe (Tuckahoe, Westchester County, New York), Eastchester (Eastchester, New York), and Bronxville (Bronxville, New York). It divides Yonkers (Yonkers, New York) from Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, New York), and flows into the northern end


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Thedeadrockstarsclub.com - accessed November 27, 2011 and he left his old guitar to Brownie's son before he died. DATE OF DEATH August 15, 1961 PLACE OF DEATH The Bronx, New York, United States Early career Mineo was born in The Bronx, the son of Sicilian (Sicily) coffin makers. His mother enrolled him in dancing and acting school at an early age. He had his first stage appearance in ''The Rose Tattoo'' (1951), United States law enforcement officials announced the arrest Thursday of four men in connection with a plot to blow up two synagogues in The Bronx (w:The Bronx), a borough of New York City (New York, New York), and shoot down military airplanes flying out of the Stewart Air National Guard Base (w:Stewart Air National Guard Base). thumb left Satellite photo of Stewart Air National Guard Base (File:Stewartafb-ny-20apr1994.jpg)


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''. birth_date birth_place The Bronx, New York death_date thumb Plaza and Music Building (Image:Lehmanmusicjeh.jpg) '''Lehman College''' is one of the constituent colleges of the City University of New York, USA. Founded in 1931 as the Bronx (The Bronx) campus of Hunter College, the school became an independent college within the City University in 1968. The college is named after Herbert Lehman, a former New

The Bronx

'''The Bronx''' is the northernmost of the five boroughs (Borough (New York City)) of New York City, in the U.S. state of New York. Coextensive with '''Bronx County''', it was the last of the 62 counties (County (New York)) of New York State to be incorporated. Located north of Manhattan and Queens, and south of Westchester County (Westchester County, New York), the Bronx is the only borough that is located primarily on the mainland (Contiguous United States). According to the 2010 United States Census, the Bronx's population was 1,385,108, which increased to a Census-estimated 1,418,733 by 2013. The borough has a land area of . Of the five boroughs, the Bronx has the fourth largest inland area, the fourth highest population, and the third-highest population density. U.S. Census Bureau, ''County and City Data Book:2007'' Table B-1, Area and Population, retrieved on July 12, 2008. New York County (Manhattan) was the nation's most densely populated county, followed by Kings County (Brooklyn), Bronx County, Queens County and San Francisco, California.

The Bronx is divided by the Bronx River into a hillier section in the west (West Bronx), closer to Manhattan, and a flatter eastern (East Bronx) section, closer to Long Island. East and west street addresses, however, are divided by Jerome Avenue—the continuation of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. The West Bronx was annexed to New York City (then largely confined to Manhattan) in 1874, and the areas east of the Bronx River were annexed in 1895. The Bronx first assumed a distinct legal identity when it became a borough of Greater New York (City of Greater New York) in 1898. Bronx County, with the same boundaries as the borough, was separated from New York County (afterwards coextensive with the Borough of Manhattan) as of January 1, 1914. On the start of business for Bronx County: Bronx County In Motion. New Officials All Find Work to Do on Their First Day. ''The New York Times'', January 3, 1914 (PDF retrieved on June 26, 2008): :"Despite the fact that the new Bronx County Court House is not completed there was no delay yesterday in getting the court machinery in motion. All the new county officials were on hand and the County Clerk, the District Attorney, the Surrogate, and the County Judge soon had things in working order. The seal to be used by the new county was selected by County Judge Louis D. Gibbs. It is circular. In the centre is a seated figure of Justice. To her right is an American shield and over the figure is written 'Populi Suprema.' ..." :"Surrogate George M. S. Schulz, with his office force, was busy at the stroke of 9 o'clock. Two wills were filed in the early morning, but owing to the absence of a safe they were recorded and then returned to the attorneys for safe keeping. ..." :"There was a rush of business to the new County Clerk's office. Between seventy-five and a hundred men applied for first naturalization papers. Two certificates of incorporation were issued, and seventeen judgments, seven lis pendens, three mechanics' liens and one suit for negligence were filed." :"Sheriff O'Brien announced several additional appointments."

Although the Bronx is the third most densely populated county in the U.S., about a quarter of its area is open space, including Woodlawn Cemetery (Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx, New York)), Van Cortlandt Park, Pelham Bay Park, the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo in the borough's north and center, on land deliberately reserved in the late 19th century as urban development progressed northwards and eastwards from Manhattan with the building of roads, bridges and railways.

The Bronx River was named after Jonas Bronck, who created the first settlement as part of the New Netherland colony in 1639, and eventually lent its name to the entire borough. The native Lenape were progressively displaced after 1643 by settlers. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Bronx received many immigrant groups as it was transformed into an urban community, first from various European countries (particularly Ireland (Irish American), Germany (German American) and Italy (Italian American)) and later from the Caribbean region (particularly Puerto Rico (Puerto Ricans in the United States), Jamaica (Jamaican American) and the Dominican Republic (Dominican American)), as well as African American migrants from the American South Braver (1998) This cultural mix has made the Bronx a wellspring of both Latin music and hip hop (Hip hop music).

The Bronx contains one of the five poorest Congressional Districts in the U.S., the 15th (New York's 15th congressional district), but its wide variety of neighborhoods also include the affluent, such as middle to upper income neighborhoods like Riverdale (Riverdale, Bronx), Fieldston (Fieldston, Bronx), Spuyten Duyvil (Spuyten Duyvil, Bronx), Schuylerville (Schuylerville, Bronx), Pelham Bay (Pelham Bay, Bronx), Pelham Gardens (Pelham Gardens, Bronx), Morris Park (Morris Park, Bronx) and Country Club (Country Club, Bronx). The Bronx, particularly the South Bronx, saw a sharp decline in population, livable housing, and the quality of life in the late 1960s and the 1970s, culminating in a wave of arson. Since then the communities have shown significant redevelopment starting in the late 1980s before picking up pace in the 1990s into today. See the "Historical Populations" table in History (#Before 1914) above and its sources.

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