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Fun Facts About the Bronx
The Bronx is one of New York City’s five boroughs and has an estimated population of around 1.4 million citizens. Covering only 42.1 square miles, the Bronx is the second smallest borough to Manhattan, which covers less than 23 square miles. Continue reading below to learn a few fun facts about the Bronx.
- The Bronx is the greenest borough and about 20 percent of the city’s territory is parkland. The Bronx boasts the New York City’s largest park, Pelham Bay Park, which is three times the size of Central Park.
- The Bronx features Orchard Beach, a 115-acre, 1.1-mile beach that offers 26 basketball, volleyball and handball courts, two playgrounds, picnic areas, a concession stand and more.
- Bronx Zoo is the country’s largest urban zoo that covers more than 265 acres and features indoor and outdoor exhibits.
- The 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is located in the Bronx and happens to be the largest botanical garden of any city in the United States. There are more than 50 gardens and collections that boast a total of one million plants. Notable gardens and features of the NYBG include the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, the Native Plant Garden and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, which is a Victorian-style greenhouse.
- The Yankee Stadium is located in Concourse, Bronx. The first Yankee Stadium was built in 1923 and was otherwise known as “The House the Ruth Built.” In 2009, the new $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium was built one block north of the original stadium, which was converted into Heritage Field, a public park.