12 Things to Do in The Bronx
Which was named first? The Bronx or the Bronx River? If you guessed The Bronx, then you are wrong because the borough was named after the Bronx River which is why you cannot leave out the article of "the" in the name. With this knowledge, you are already two steps ahead of most New Yorkers. At times I feel like The Bronx is the afterthought for most but not quite the forgotten borough because we all know that is Staten Island. When most people think of The Bronx they should typically of it as the birthplace of hip-hop and Yankee Stadium, but I am here to show you more.
Grab a burger
Milk Burger uses Certified Black Angus beef and sources their fresh ingredients locally. Located in the Mott Haven neighborhood of The BX they are also supporting the home team by serving Bronx Brewery beer. The burgers at Milk Burger were said to be one of the late and great Anthony Bourdain’s favorite.
Pick up a new book
After the ONLY bookstore in The Bronx closed, Noëlle Santos, saw a need to fill that void and make it more accessible to the neighborhoods who need it the most. Noëlle is the owner of The Lit. Bar, and it is The Bronx only indie bookstore and slated to open soon. This establishment will offer children’s book, a diverse selection of literature, and a wine bar.
Grab a cup of coffee
This Hunts Point cafe host art shows, karaoke nights, and their baristas got a mean latte art game.
Check out an outdoor food market
Bronx Night Market is the newest food market in NYC but one of the most diverse and affordable. The Night Market is typically held the last Saturday of every month during the Spring and Summer and will have pop-ups throughout the year in places such as the New York Botanical Garden.
Get some work done in a co-working space
Looking for a place to get some work done as a small business owner or freelancer? Coffee shops are great, but sometimes you need more of a dedicated space to allow you to handle of your business and close to home. Check out the Bronx Coworking Space as they have private office space, floating desk space, and seminar rooms. This establishment is focused on providing services that are accessible and affordable for the neighborhood.
Grab some Italian food in little italy
A New York food critic once said: “In general, the restaurants of Arthur Avenue make Mulberry Street's look like stepchildren of the Olive Garden.” Looking for authentic Italian bakeries, meat shops, restaurants, and pizzerias? Then you need to make your way down Arthur Avenue to get the good stuff. All my pizza lovers need to make a planned trip to Little Italy in The Bronx for the NYC Pizza Festival which takes place every October.
Catch a baseball game or soccer match at yankee stadium
Yankee Stadium is known as “the house that Ruth built” but also a great place to catch a soccer match. Since I am a food blogger, I cannot leave out the great dining options inside of this historic baseball stadium. From Jersey Mike to Bareburger or even some good ol’ BBQ from Mighty Quinn you will have plenty of options.
Visit the beach
Orchard Beach is the only beach in The Bronx and stretches a little over a mile but also nearby it offers recreational areas for basketball, handball, and volleyball as well.
Eat a seafood feast on city island
City Island is small community located beyond Pelham Bay Park known for their rich nautical history and abundance of seafood restaurants.
Please keep in mind this is not a comprehensive list of places in The Bronx.
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