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Walk along the gardens where American Author and Humorist Mark Twain, world-famous Italian conductor Arturo Toscannini and President Theodore Roosevelt once lived. Tour the oldest house in The Bronx which served as the temporary headquarters of General George Washington. Visit a fieldstone farmhouse which was the site of six skirmishes between American troops and British forces. See where American writer Edgar Allan Poe penned some of his most memorable works. Experience a 17th century estate located in the largest park in New York City. Take a trolley tour of historic homes and gardens of The Bronx! For more information, call 718.590.3518 or go to




TOURS 36 SERVICES & SUPPLIERS 41 The Bronx Visitors Guide is a publication of The Bronx Tourism Council (BTC). Contents and design © 2016, all rights reserved. Reproduction or any alterations without written consent is strictly prohibited. Every effort was made to ensure accuracy of the information in this guide as of press time. However, BTC assumes no responsibility for errors, changes or omissions. BTC makes no endorsement, representation or warranty regarding the suitability, quality or availability of any goods or services advertised or listed in this publication. Listings and advertisements may have been provided by the subject companies and BTC shall not be responsible or liable for any inaccuracy, omission or infringement of any third party’s rights therein, or for personal injury or any other damage or injury whatsoever. Printed in the USA. Printing made possible by

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Olga Luz Tirado executive director Annette Carrión Pastoriza tourism & administration coordinator 851 Grand Concourse, Ste. 123 | Bronx, NY 10451 | 718.590.3518 Brendaliz Candelaria deputy director







The Bronx continues to be recognized as a national and international tourist destination. We are no longer just a “best kept secret.” People from across the nation and around the world are taking notice. In your hands right now you are holding the 2016 “Bronx Visitors Guide,” the tourism publication produced by The Bronx Tourism Council and The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.

We have so many great restaurants, as well as entertainment and cultural attractions, comparable to anywhere in the country, and this guide provides you with an amazing overview of all of the great activities, locations and events that make our borough an outstanding place for tourists to visit. Our restaurants are among the best in the world, our cultural attractions are without peer and our citizenry are among the most dedicated and passionate people you could find anywhere. Whether you are a long time Bronx resident or visiting for the first time, our “Bronx Visitors Guide” will help you discover many of the wonderful treasures this borough has to offer. As always, I invite you to visit our tourism website at for more information on everything there is to do in our great borough. I look forward to seeing you in The Bronx!





Welcome to The Bronx! If this is your first visit, your Bronx experience will be exciting and fulfilling. For those of you that are returning, you will quickly note that there is even more to enjoy and see. This Visitors Guide has been especially prepared for you by our Bronx Tourism Council to ensure that you maximize your time here. Our beloved borough is diverse in language, culture and sports. We want you to experience it all. On City Island you can go fishing and then visit one of many incredible seafood restaurants. On Arthur Avenue you can shop for authentic Italian products and then sit down at a myriad of delectable restaurants and pizzerias. If you are there for dinner, you may find yourself in the middle of a singalong at one of the restaurants. If you brought your bathing suit, Orchard Beach is the place to go. There is live music at the beach every Sunday during July and August. Make sure you bring your dancing shoes. We also have horseback riding and the oldest municipal golf course in the nation. A lot can be found in The Bronx, and that includes great shopping at great prices. I encourage you to visit our stores at the Mall at Bay Plaza as well as the longest shopping district, Fordham Road, where friendly sales persons will provide you with mementos and products at prices you will not see anywhere else. When you return, consider staying at one of our new hotels. You can then use the savings to visit more of our exciting destinations. Thank you for coming. We look forward to your return!





We are overjoyed to present to you our 2 nd Annual Bronx Visitors Guide! In this convenient pocket book you will find a variety of things to see and do in one of the most dynamic boroughs in New York City. Join the record number of visitors from all over the globe making their way to the borough, visiting our institutions and dining at our eateries. It’s obviously a great time to visit The Bronx. Some of the top tour companies in the city have designed exciting bus and walking tours through interesting historic Bronx neighborhoods for you to enjoy. (see pages 38-40) Last year, my office expanded our Bronx Trolley tours to include the Mansions & Cottages: Historic Homes and Gardens of The Bronx, which was met with great success. This year we are launching a new Breweries & Distilleries Trolley Tour and anticipate record numbers of visitors coming to our borough. (see page 37 for details). Also, in 2015, our annual borough-wide signature events like Bronx SalsaFest™; BronxWeek™; Tour de Bronx™ and Savor The Bronx™ Restaurant Week (see pages 26 & 27) enjoyed the largest participation ever and many of our attractions (pages 10-15) have reported a significant increase in visitors. The jig is up. The secret is out. People are coming to the realization that The Bronx is a DESTINATION! Come and visit! Take a tour! Yes! You’re in The Bronx.



WELCOME TO THE BRONX ATTRACTIONS SUBWAYS & TRAINS Subway and train lines in The Bronx generally run north-south, and are the best option for getting to and from the other boroughs. The 4/5/6 trains travel to the east side of Manhattan, while the B/ D/1/2 trains go to the west side. Subway and commuter rail maps are available from the station agent at most subway stations. Metro-North Railroad commuter trains run about once every half-hour on weekdays and about once per hour on weekends at most stations, providing easy access between Grand Central Terminal, the Hudson Valley and Connecticut. BUSES Every corner of The Bronx is accessible by bus, and it’s the best way to travel east-west across the borough. The Bronx has two Select Bus Service (SBS) routes, the Bx12 SBS serving Fordham Road and Pelham Parkway, and the Bx41 SBS, serving Webster Avenue. All SBS buses require payment before boarding; keep the receipt from the ticket vending machine as proof-of-payment for the duration of your trip. AIRPORTS Of the three major airports in the New York City area, The Bronx is closest to LaGuardia Airport, just across the East River. The best way to get there by public transportation is to travel by subway or Metro-North into Manhattan and transfer at 125 Street to the M60 SBS. To get to John F. Kennedy International Airport, travel by subway into Manhattan and transfer to a Jamaica Center (Queens)-bound E train. At Sutphin Blvd-Archer Ave-JFK Airport, transfer to the AirTrain for service to all terminals. For service to Newark Liberty International Airport, travel to Penn Station and board a New Jersey Transit train with service to the airport on the Northeast Corridor Line or the North Jersey Coast Line.



WELCOME TO THE BRONX ATTRACTIONS BRONX GREENWAYS The Bronx is considered the borough of parks, and famous for its urban environment, famous sites, historic monuments and many exciting destinations. But The Bronx is also known for its extensive greenways. Mosholu Parkway Greenway runs along the parkway from Van Cortlandt Park to Bronx Park. Pelham Parkway Greenway runs along the parkway from The Bronx Zoo to Pelham Bay Park over to Orchard Beach and City Island and up to Westchester County. Hutchinson River Greenway runs along the parkway from the Cross Bronx Expressway to Pelham Parkway with plans to extend further north to Westchester County.

Hudson River Greenway runs north-south along the western edge of Manhattan ending at Inwood Hill Park, but plans will have the path going through Riverdale in The Bronx and extend up to Yonkers. Bronx Harlem River Greenway is planned to run along the east side of the Harlem River from the RFK Bridge to Van Cortlandt Park. South Bronx Greenway is planned to connect The Bronx River Greenway through Hunt’s Point, to the Randall’s Island Connector. Bronx River Greenway will run from the mouth of the river in Hunts Point extending north to Westchester. Sections are already built including the path from Pelham Parkway up to the city line. Soundview Greenway will connect The Bronx River Greenway to the Hutchinson River Greenway and some segments are already built in Soundview Park. For more info on greenways go to: transportation/td_projectbicycle.shtml



ATTRACTIONS ARTHUR AVENUE The real Little Italy is located in The Bronx! It’s the best place to buy fresh pasta, cheese, meats and pastries. This strip is filled with many top-rated restaurants offering authentic Italian cuisine. | Arthur Ave & Crescent Ave btwn E 184 & 187 St

ART DECO The Bronx has over 400 Art Deco buildings. The Grand Concourse has even been recognized as a landmark district for its art deco landscape. BARTOW-PELL MANSION MUSEUM AND GARDENS Both a New York City and a National Landmark located in a country-like setting. The house was built in the 1830’s. 895 Shore Road | Bronx, NY 10464

718.885.1461 | BRONX COUNTY BUILDING One of many Art Deco buildings found in The Bronx. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. E 161 St & Grand Concourse

THE BRONX RIVER Named after the colonial settler from Sweden, Jonas Bronck, this 23-mile river flows for 8 miles through the heart of The Bronx. Canoe trips are available through The Bronx River Alliance (see page 17). 718.430.4665 |

BRONX WALK OF FAME The Bronx pays tribute to famous Bronxites with street signs along this two mile strip of the Grand Concourse. from E 138 St to E 161 St

The Bronx ZOO The largest urban zoological park in the U.S., with more than 6,000 exotic animals representing over 600 species. 2300 Southern Blvd | Bronx, NY 10460 718.367.1010 |






ATTRACTIONS CITY ISLAND This seaside community has the look and feel of a small New England fishing village. It is famous for its seafood restaurants, local shops and art galleries. THE CITY ISLAND NAUTICAL MUSEUM Located in a landmarked 19th century public school building, the museum serves as a repository for the island’s rich maritime history; includes artifacts, documents, artwork, and photographs on the island’s role in making sails, building boats and military vessels, as well as some famous yachts competing in the America’s Cup for many years. 190 Fordham St | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.0008 |

EDGAR ALLAN POE COTTAGE Built in 1812, this small wooden farmhouse is where the famous writer spent the last years of his life. Kingsbridge Road & the Grand Concourse

ENRICO FERMI CULTURAL CENTER This is also the Belmont Branch of the New York Public Library located in the heart of Little Italy since 1981 and specializing in Italian culture. 610 E 186 St | Bronx, NY 10458 718.933.6410

THE GRAND CONCOURSE Known as The “Grand Boulevard and Concourse,” and fashioned after the Champs Elysees, it is the longest street in The Bronx, spanning four miles in length and 180 feet across. HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS Opened in 1901, this roofed walkway located on the campus of Bronx Community College, is lined with imposing columns and 98 bronze busts of celebrated American citizens. 2155 University Ave | Bronx, NY 10453 718.289.5170 |



ATTRACTIONS THE HIGH BRIDGE Completed in 1848, this arch bridge is the oldest bridge in New York City. Once part of the Old Croton Aqueduct, many Bronxites such as Edgar Allan Poe, would take contemplative strolls across the Harlem River on this bridge. The bridge was opened to the public in 2015. Located on W 170 St JOYCE KILMER PARK Named after the American poet mainly remembered for his short poem “Trees.” Grand Concourse & E 161 St

KINGSBRIDGE ARMORY Built in the early 20th century, it is believed to be the largest armory in the world with over five acres of space. The structure will be the future home of the largest ice center in the world. 29 W Kingsbridge Road | Bronx, NY 10468

LONGWOOD ART GALLERY @ HOSTOS Averaging 4-5 exhibitions annually, Bronx Council on the Arts’ Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos is one of New York City’s oldest and longest running alternative spaces. 450 Grand Concourse | Bronx, NY 10451 718.518.6728 |

LORALEI FOUNTAIN The Heinrich Heine Fountain (also known as the Lorelei Fountain) honors the German poet, writer, and social dissident Heinrich Heine (1797–1856), who wrote “Die Lorelei.” Grand Concourse & E 161 St

NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN America’s premier urban garden, with special exhibitions, seasonal programs and engaging activities. 2900 Southern Blvd | Bronx, NY 10458 718.817.8700 |



ATTRACTIONS ORCHARD BEACH This manmade beach opened in the 1930s and was dubbed “The Riviera of New York.” The beach also plays host to many concerts. 1 Orchard Beach Road | Bronx, NY 10464

PELHAM BAY PARK At nearly 3,000 acres, it is the largest natural park in New York City. Bronx County & Middletown Road Bronx, NY 10464

VALENTINE-VARIAN HOUSE Built in 1758 by Blacksmith Isaac Valentine, this four-level fieldstone farmhouse is the 2nd oldest house in The Bronx. It also houses the Museum of Bronx History. 3309 Bainbridge Ave | Bronx, NY 10467

VAN CORTLANDT PARK GOLF COURSE Located in Van Cortlandt Park, this institution opened its doors on July 6, 1895 making it the oldest municipal golf course in the United States. 115 Van Cortlandt Park South Bronx, NY 10471 | 718.543.4595

VAN CORTLANDT HOUSE MUSEUM Built in the year 1748, it is known as the oldest house in The Bronx. Broadway @ W 246 St | Bronx, NY 10471 718.543.3344 van-cortland VAN CORTLANDT PARK At over 1,000 acres, this park is bigger than Central Park and is the second largest park in The Bronx. Broadway & 242 ST

WAVE HILL A 28-acre public horticultural garden and cultural center overlooking the majestic Hudson River. 675 W 252 St | Bronx, NY 10471 718.549.3200 |




See page 37 to tour this mansion and several others in The Bronx!

WOODLAWN HEIGHTS Some refer to this Irish enclave as “Little Ireland” because it is home to many firstgeneration Irish-Americans. Here you can find Irish gift shops and restaurants serving traditional cuisine. Katonah Ave & E 233 St | Bronx, NY 10470

WOODLAWN CEMETERY Founded in 1863, this cemetery is a National Historic Landmark spanning 400 acres. Its monuments represent some of the best examples of memorial art and architecture in the nation. Webster Ave & E 233 St | Bronx, NY 10467 877.496.6352

YANKEE STADIUM The new Yankee Stadium was completed in 2009 and is located across the street from the original location of the “House that Ruth Built,” now named Heritage Field. 1 E 161 St | Bronx, NY 10451 | 718.293.4300






ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BARTOW-PELL MANSION MUSEUM 895 Shore Road | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.1461 | BRONX ACADEMY OF ARTS & DANCE 2474 Westchester Ave | Bronx, NY 10461 718.842.5223 | BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE 80 Van Cortlandt Park South| Bronx, NY 10463 718.601.7399 | BRONX ART SPACE 305 E 140 St | Bronx, NY 10454 BRONX CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 347.971.2155 BRONX COUNCIL ON THE ARTS 1738 Hone Ave | Bronx, NY 10461 718.931.9500 | BRONX DOCUMENTARY CENTER 614 Cortlandt Ave | Bronx, NY 10451 718.993.3512 | BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS 1040 Grand Concourse | Bronx, NY 10456 718.681.6000 | BRONX MUSIC HERITAGE CENTER 1303 Louis Nine Blvd | Bronx, NY 10459 718.839.1173 | BRONX RIVER ALLIANCE 1 Bronx River Parkway | Bronx, NY 10465 718.430.4636 BRONX RIVER ARTS CENTER 2064 Boston Road | Bronx, NY 10460 718.589.5819 | CASITA MARIA CENTER FOR ARTS & EDUCATION 928 Simpson St | Bronx, NY 10459 718.598.2230 |



ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DERFNER JUDAICA MUSEUM + THE ART COLLECTION AT THE HEBREW HOME AT RIVERDALE 5901 Palisade Ave | Bronx, NY 10471 718.581.1596 | ELISA CONTEMPORARY ART 5622 Mosholu Ave | Bronx, NY 10471 212.729.4974 FOCAL POINT GALLERY 321 City Island Ave | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.1403 EL FOGON CENTER FOR THE ARTS 989 Home St | Bronx, NY 10459 646.229.6224 | HOSTOS CENTER FOR THE ARTS & CULTURE 450 Grand Concourse | Bronx, NY 10451 718.518.4455





ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT GLYNDOR GALLERY @ WAVE HILL 675 W 252 St | Bronx, NY 10471 718.549.3200 | KALEIDOSCOPE GALLERY 280 City Island Ave | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.3090 |

LEHMAN COLLEGE ART GALLERY 250 Bedford Park Blvd West | Bronx, NY 10468 718.960.8731 | LEHMAN STAGES 250 Bedford Park Blvd West | Bronx, NY 10468 718.960.7830 | LEHMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 250 Bedford Park Blvd West | Bronx, NY 10468 718.960.8833 | THE LOVINGER THEATER 250 Bedford Park Blvd West | Bronx, NY 10468 718.960.7830 | LONGWOOD ARTS GALLERY @ HOSTOS 450 Grand Concourse | Bronx, NY 10451 718.518.6728 |

MUSEUM OF BRONX HISTORY 3309 Bainbridge Ave | Bronx, NY 10467 718.881.8900 NEW YORK YANKEES MUSEUM Yankee Stadium 1 E 161 St | Bronx, NY 10451 718.293.4300 ballpark/stadium_tours.jsp PREGONES THEATER 575 Walton Ave | Bronx, NY 10451 718.585.1202 | WALLWORKS NY ART GALLERY 39 Bruckner Blvd | Bronx, NY 10454 917.825.9342 | Page


SPORTS BRONX EQUESTRIAN CENTER 9 Shore Road | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.0551 | CARY LEEDS CENTER FOR TENNIS & LEARNING 1720 Crotona Ave | Bronx, NY 10457 718.247.7420 |

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY RAMS Division 1 Athletics 441 E Fordham Road | Bronx, NY 10458 718.817.1000 | MANHATTAN COLLEGE JASPERS Division 1 Athletics 4513 Manhattan College Parkway Bronx, NY 10471 | 718.862.8000 NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB HQ: 600 3rd Ave, 30th Floor New York, NY 10016 Playing at Yankee Stadium, 1 E 161 St | Bronx, NY 10451 855.77.NYCFC | NEW YORK TENNIS CLUB 3081 Harding Ave | Bronx, NY 10465 718.239.7919 | NEW YORK YANKEES Yankee Stadium | Bronx, NY 10451 718.293.4300 | PELHAM BAY & SPLIT ROCK GOLF COURSE 870 Shore Road | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.1258 | RIVERDALE EQUESTRIAN CENTER 6351 Broadway | Bronx, NY 10471 | 718.548.4848 VAN CORTLANDT PARK GOLF COURSE 115 Van Cortlandt Park South | Bronx, NY 10463 718.543.4595 |





ACCOMMODATIONS ANDREW FREEDMAN HOME & GUEST HOUSE 1125 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10452 718.293.8100

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT BRONX Metro Center Atrium 1776 Eastchester Road Bronx, NY 10461 | 718.239.3939

BRONX GUEST HOUSE By Reservation Only Wakefield | Bronx, NY 10466 718.881.7022

OPERA HOUSE HOTEL 436 E 149 St Bronx, NY 10455 718.407.2800

MI CASA TU CASA 143 East 150 St | Bronx, NY 10451 718.402.9310





April is a great time to Spring for The Bronx! We welcome the beginning of milder weather with a series of fun activities throughout the borough and offer various tours that will take you on new adventures. Entire month.

Photo Credit: Jason Green


We celebrate the Best of The Bronx during 11 days of festivities taking place throughout the entire borough. We end with a star-studded black-tie gala honoring the Bronx Walk of Fame inductees, a parade, a food & arts street festival and an outdoor concert. May 5—15.



In June The Bronx commemorates the birth of our nation with the New York Salutes America Fireworks Extravaganza at Orchard Beach. Visitors enjoy live music, dancing, and fireworks at the “Bronx Riviera.” June 30th. The summer sizzles in el condado de la Salsa (the county of Salsa.) Throughout the month the borough pays tribute to the music, the dance,

the genre which shares roots right here in The Bronx. The festival includes street Photo Credit: Olga Luz Tirado fairs, performances, film screenings, dance parties and panel discussions. Page


Photo Credit: Jason Green


October offers the perfect opportunity to Fall for The Bronx! Canoe The Bronx River, hike through trails in the borough of parks, go fishing in City Island, or visit historic homes and gardens. Participate in the many activities welcoming the season. Entire month.

Photo Credit: Victor Chu


The largest free cycling event in New York State takes place in The Bronx! This highlyanticipated event brings thousands of cyclists from all over the globe to experience the neighborhoods and waterfronts of the borough while on a 25-mile or 40-mile bike ride. October 23rd

Savor the flavors of the borough during Savor The Bronx Restaurant Week. Sample some of the borough’s diverse cuisine. Discover new tastes and celebrate different cultures. November 7-18




Photo Credit: Joe Buglewicz

ARTHUR AVENUE RETAIL MARKET 2344 Arthur Ave | Bronx, NY 10458 718.295.5033 “The Real Little Italy of New York” “with a covered Italian bazaar” BRONX TERMINAL MARKET/GATEWAY MALL 610 Exterior St | Bronx, NY 10451 718.513.7725 Nearly one million square feet of retail space, located under the Major Deegan Expressway at Exit 4/5 FORDHAM ROAD 718.562.2104 | The prime shopping destination in The Bronx and the third largest shopping district in New York City. It is one of the highest foot traffic shopping districts THE MALL AT BAY PLAZA 200 Baychester Ave |Bronx, NY 10475 718.208.2751 | With 1.2 million square feet, it is the largest indoor mall in New York City THROGGS NECK SHOPPING CENTER 815 Hutchinson River Pkwy Bronx, NY 10465 Located in the Ferry Point section of The Bronx offering 300,000 square feet of retail space





DINING & NIGHTLIFE AMERICAN BRONX ALE HOUSE 216 W 238 St | Bronx, NY 10463 718.601.0204 | BRONX BEER HALL 2344 Arthur Ave | Bronx, NY 10458 347.396.0555 | BRONX DRAFTHOUSE 884 Gerard Ave | Bronx, NY 10452 929.265.9759 | CHARLIES BAR & KITCHEN 112 Lincoln Ave | Bronx, NY 10454 718.684.2338 | COZY COTTAGE RESTAURANT 4105 Boston Road | Bronx, NY 10466 718.882.3040 HARD ROCK CAFÉ YANKEE STADIUM 1 East 161 St | Bronx, NY 10451 646.977.8888 HUDSON GARDEN GRILL 2900 Southern Blvd | Bronx, NY 10458 646.664.1225 JAKE’S STEAKHOUSE 6031 Broadway | Bronx, NY 10471 718.581.0182 MOTT HAVEN BAR & GRILL 1 Bruckner Blvd | Bronx, NY 10454 718.665.2001 | PAPA JUAN CIGAR ROOM 886 Gerard Ave | Bronx, NY 10452 929.265.9552 | P & K’S GRILLE 170 W 231 St | Bronx, NY 10463 347.602.7880 |




Rated the “Best” in New York 6087 Broadway, Bronx, NY 10471 718-548-9020

ASIAN/SUSHI CEETAY 129 Alexander Ave | Bronx, NY 10454 718.618.7020 | THAI NO.1 1509 White Plains Road | Bronx, NY 10462 646.406.9664 | FRENCH BISTRO SK 273 City Island Ave | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.1670 | HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE MUSCLE MAKER GRILL 4041 East Tremont Ave | Bronx, NY 10465 718.822.6992 |



DINING & NIGHTLIFE DINING & NIGHTLIFE ITALIAN 900 PARK 900 Morris Park Ave | Bronx, NY 10462 718.892.3830 | ANTONIO’S TRATTORIA 2370 Belmont Ave | Bronx, NY 10458 718.733.6630 | ARTIES STEAK AND SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 394 City Island Ave | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.9885 | ENZO’S OF MORRIS PARK 1998 Williamsbridge Road | Bronx, NY 10461 718.409.3828 | GIOVANNI RESTAURANT 579 Grand Concourse | Bronx, NY 10451 718.402.6996 | ICE HOUSE CAFÉ AND RESTAURANT 140 Reynolds Ave | Bronx, NY 10465 718.863.5580 | LUCCA RESTAURANT 3019 Westchester Ave | Bronx, NY 10461 718.892.8282 |

MARIO’S RESTAURANT 2342 Arthur Ave | Bronx, NY 10458 718.584.5188 | MIKE’S DELI 2344 Arthur Ave | Bronx, NY 10458 718.295.5033 | PASTA PASTA 2023 Williamsbridge Road | Bronx, NY 10461 718.892.9634 PATRICIA’S MORRIS PARK 1082 Morris Park Ave | Bronx, NY 10461 718.409.9069 | PATSY’S PIZZERIA OF MORRIS PARK 980 Morris Park Ave | Bronx, NY 10462 718.676.2527 Page


DINING & NIGHTLIFE SPOTO’S 4005 East Tremont Ave | Bronx, NY 10465 718.828.5613 | TOSCA CAFÉ 4034 East Tremont Ave | Bronx, NY 10465 718.239.3300 |

IRISH AN BEAL BOCHT CAFÉ 445 W 238 St | Bronx, NY 10463 718.884.7127 | MARY’S CELTIC KITCHEN 4330 Katonah Ave | Bronx, NY 10470 718.798.1002 RAMBLING HOUSE 4292 Katonah Ave | Bronx, NY 10470 718.798.4510 | LATIN AMERICAN BESO LOUNGE 320 E 204 St | Bronx, NY 10467 646.807.4522 |

DON COQUI 565 City Island Ave | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.2222 | ESCAPE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 3489 Jerome Ave | Bronx, NY 10467 347.899.8300 HAVANA CAFÉ 3151 East Tremont Ave | Bronx, NY 10461 718.518.1800 | LUQUILLO 3513 East Tremont Ave | Bronx, NY 10465 718.483.9990




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DINING & NIGHTLIFE MADE IN PUERTO RICO 3363 East Tremont Ave | Bronx, NY 10461 718.684.1309 MAMAJUANA CAFÉ 3323 East Tremont Ave | Bronx, NY 10461 718.824.8400 TRAVESIAS 3830-34 East Tremont Ave | Bronx, NY 10465 718.828.3834 | MEXICAN CABO 3764 East Tremont Ave | Bronx, NY 10465 718.863.0099 | SANTA FE BAR & GRILL 6025 Broadway | Bronx, NY 10471 718.796.5095 XOCHIMILCO FAMILY RESTAURANT 653 Melrose Ave | Bronx, NY 10455 718.402.5400 WEST INDIAN LOTUS FLAME RESTAURANT 866 Morris Park Ave | Bronx, NY 10462 718-824.4727 |






BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES BRONX BREWERY 856 E 136 St | Bronx, NY 10454 718.402.1000 |

CHELSEA CRAFT BREWING COMPANY 463 E 173 St | Bronx, NY 10457 718.484.8850 | GUN HILL BREWING COMPANY 3227 Laconia Ave | Bronx, NY 10469 718.881.0010 | PORT MORRIS DISTILLERY 780 E 133 St | Bronx, NY 10454 718.585.3192 | TIRADO DISTILLERY 753 E 134 St | Bronx, NY 10454 917.974.0380 |




TROLLEY TOURS Photo Credit: Olga Luz Tirado

FIRST WEDNESDAYS: ARTS & CULTURE TOUR The Bronx Council on the Arts offers a FREE ride on the historical Bronx trolley on the first Wednesday evening of every month, except September and January. Hop on and off at art galleries, museums and performance houses along the South Bronx Cultural Corridor. Trolley begins at the Longwood Arts Gallery @ Hostos, 450 Grand Concourse | Group Reservations: Call 718-931-9500 x33 or email

FIRST FRIDAYS: SEASIDE TOUR The City Island Chamber of Commerce invites visitors from all over on the first Friday of every month from April to December. Hop on and off visiting an early 19th century mansion, or enjoy a meal at one of City Island’s many restaurants. Visit shops, art openings and enjoy live entertainment. Trolley ride is FREE, however, some venues may charge a small admission fee. Trolley begins at the Pelham Bay Park Station (last stop on the #6 line.) For additional information on the City Island First Friday programs please call The City Island Chamber at 718.885.9100 or visit The Bronx County Historical Society 3309 Bainbridge Avenue The Bronx, New York 10467 718.881.8900 Visit us on Facebook, YouTube, & Twitter



TOURS BRONX FOOD & FARMS TROLLEY TOURS Be a part of the urban agriculture action! Visit some of The Bronx’s finest green spaces on a trolley tour of community gardens, urban farms and historic sites like The New York Botanical Garden, Arthur Avenue and BartowPell Mansion Museum. Each month features a unique theme and includes a catered lunch. All ages are welcome! All ticket proceeds go directly to support the community gardens you visit. For more information call 718.590.3518 or visit

MANSIONS & COTTAGES: HISTORIC HOMES & GARDENS OF THE BRONX Visit the homes where Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain once lived. See the place where General George Washington hid from the enemy. Explore a 19th-century Greek Revival mansion and its carriage house and stroll the early 20th-century formal sunken garden. Learn about the rich history of the 62nd county of New York: The Bronx. For information on tickets call 718.590.3518 or visit

BRONX BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES TOUR This tour will take you on a journey through the breweries and distilleries in the borough. Learn about the history of pre-prohibition brewers. Tour and taste the flavors of craft brews and spirits. Get your Savor The Bronx Breweries & Distilleries Passport stamped by all three breweries and two distilleries and redeem your free pint from a choice of several Bronx pubs. For information on tickets call 718.590.3518 or visit

Go to to reserve your seat on our Bronx Tour Trolley




BUS AND WALKING TOURS BRONX'S LITTLE ITALY & ARTHUR AVENUE WALKING TOUR Explore Belmont & Arthur Avenue, known as New York's culinary center because of its authentic Italian bakeries, butcher shops, fish markets, specialty stores and more. Learn how generations of immigrants shaped the history of The Bronx. Then shop and sample optional culinary treats in Bronx's Little Italy. Tour duration – 3 hours

March – December, Wednesdays @11am Meet at Grand Central Station (near the intersection of Park Ave & E 42 St) Please purchase off-peak tickets at Metro North Railroad to the Fordham Road Station

DISCOVER THE GRAND CONCOURSE Take a stroll up the famous Grand Boulevard & Concourse. Tours include interior stops at specific buildings & feature in-depth discussions focusing on Art Deco architecture and life on the Grand Concourse during the 20th century. Contact Sam Goodman at 718.665.1124 or email at

SUSANSEZ NYC WALKABOUTS Walk back in time in The Bronx. Explore the New England fishing village- City Island, the “real” Little Italy- Belmont, “Little Ireland” and Woodlawn (final resting place of many celebs), Mott Haven- the historic district where it all began, the “Boulevard of Dreams” -Art Deco Grand Concourse or the charming hills of Riverdale. Led by a native New Yorker SusanSez Walkabouts are fun and filled with fun facts, history, culture and food. Custom itineraries and group rates available. Email or go to



TOURS BRONX NEIGHBORHOOD TOURS: TAKE A WALK THROUGH HISTORY WITH THE BRONX COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. The Bronx is a wonderful place. It holds a rich and diverse historic heritage that captures the imagination of visitors to the borough. With two landmark historic houses, an extensive research library, and an archive collection, The Bronx County Historical Society (BCHS) continues its well-known series of tours of its facilities, the borough and environs. These outings by foot, bus, auto, train, canoe and boat, are offered year-round. Our tour guides are well informed and are ready to tour any neighborhood or place in The Bronx. For more information, please call 718.881.8900 or email Log onto for a schedule of upcoming tours.



TOURS SIGHTSEEING BUS TOUR OF BRONX LITTLE ITALY Visit the most famous community in Belmont, which is also known as The Real Little Italy of New York. Explore and discover the sights. Learn about the history and culture (Food or samples not included.) We stop off on Arthur Avenue for a quick neighborhood tour. A perfect introduction to one of the most vibrant and historical neighborhoods in New York City. 4-hr Bronx Little Italy Group Bus Tour, Sightseeing, Guide & Bus: $45.00 pp + NYC Tax – 10am – 2pm. For more info, call 646.831.1078

BRONX BITES Visit three different areas to experience the diversity of The Bronx, including at least two artistic/historic venues. We begin near Yankee Stadium (with Italian and Dominican treats) and walk along the Grand Concourse to the newly renovated (and free!) Bronx Museum of the Arts. Experience West African restaurants and markets, a Ghanaian eatery, one of the best Mexican markets and Dominican desserts. Quite a filling day! Email or log onto for more info.

THE SOUTH BRONX RENAISSANCE TOUR Discover the South Bronx cultural corridor known for its art, culture and vibrant history. On this tour, we will explore the South Bronx from its early wealthy roots and immigrant communities, to the neighborhood’s decline, to the cultural and social revival that has now made The Bronx one of the hottest destinations in NYC.

THE BIRTHPLACE OF HIP HOP TOUR The Birthplace of Hip Hop Tour is at the heart of our NYC experience. Ride through Harlem and travel through the “Boogie Down” Bronx, where you will see some of the most important sites in hip hop. For more information log onto



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BORICUA COLLEGE 890 Washington Ave | Bronx, NY 10451 347.964.8600 | BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2155 University Ave | Bronx, NY 10453 718.289.5100 | COLLEGE OF MOUNT SAINT VINCENT 6301 Riverdale Ave | Bronx, NY 10471 718.405.3200 | EUGENIO MARIA DE HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE 500 Grand Concourse | Bronx, NY 10451 718.518.4100 | FORDHAM UNIVERSITY 441 E Fordham Road | Bronx, NY 10458 718.817.1000 | LEHMAN COLLEGE 250 Bedford Park Blvd West | Bronx, NY 10468 718.960.8000 | MANHATTAN COLLEGE 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy Bronx, NY 10463 | 718.862.8000



SERVICES & SUPPLIERS MERCY COLLEGE 1200 Waters Place | Bronx, NY 10461 800.637.2969 | MONROE COLLEGE 2501 Jerome Ave | Bronx, NY 10468 718.933.6700 | SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE 6 Pennyfield Ave | Bronx, NY 10465 718.409.7200 | HOSPITALS BRONX LEBANON HOSPITAL CENTER 1650 Grand Concourse | Bronx, NY 10457 718.590.1800 | CALVARY HOSPITAL 1740 Eastchester Road | Bronx, NY 10461 718.518.2000 | HEBREW HOSPITAL HOME 801 Co-op City Blvd | Bronx, NY 10475 718.239.6444 | JACOBI MEDICAL CENTER 1400 Pelham Pkwy S | Bronx, NY 10461 718.918.5000 | MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER 111 East 210 St | Bronx, NY 10467 718.920.4321 | NORTH CENTRAL BRONX HOSPITAL 3424 Kossuth Ave | Bronx, NY 10467 718.882.9610 home.shtml ST. BARNABAS HOSPITAL 4422 3rd Ave | Bronx, NY 10457 718.960.9000 |



SHOPPING SERVICES & SUPPLIERS MEETING FACILITIES / CATERING HALLS AMAZING SPACE 613-615 E 187 St | Bronx, NY 10458 718.329.3290 | ANDREW FREEDMAN HOME 1125 Grand Concourse | Bronx, NY 10452 718.293.8100 BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS 1040 Grand Concourse | Bronx, NY 10456 718.681.6000 | BRONX ZOO 2300 Southern Blvd | Bronx, NY 10460 718.367.1010 | HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS 2155 University Ave | Bronx, NY 10453 718.289.5170 LEHMAN STAGES 250 Bedford Park Blvd West | Bronx, NY 10468 718.960.7830 | NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN 2900 Southern Blvd | Bronx, NY 10458 718.817.8700 | PELHAM BAY & SPLIT ROCK GOLF COURSES 870 Shore Road | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.1258 | PREGONES THEATER 575 Walton Ave | Bronx, NY 10451 718.585.1202 | SALSA CATERING & SPECIAL EVENTS 1779 Webster Ave | Bronx, NY 10457 718.716.2020 |




SCAVELLO’S CITY ISLAND 101 City Island Ave | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.2570 | WAVE HILL 675 W 252 St | Bronx, NY 10471 718.549.3200 | YANKEE STADIUM 1 E 161 St | Bronx, NY 10451 718.293.4300



SHOPPING SERVICES & SUPPLIERS REAL ESTATE BRONX-MANHATTAN NORTH ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS 1867 Williamsbridge Road | Bronx, NY 10461 718.892.3000 | ATLANTIC EMERITUS REALTY, INC. 300 City Island Ave | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.0017 | KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY NYC GROUP INC. 2300 Eastchester Road | Bronx, NY 10469 845.304.5745 | 718.697.6800 KZA REALTY GROUP, INC. 1200 Waters Place, M114 | Bronx, NY 10461 718.829.5775 | 347.386.9452 SANDRA ERICKSON REAL ESTATE, INC. 1394 Clay Ave, Ste 1C | Bronx, NY 10456 718.293.3344 | ORLANDO MARIN T贸rtola Property Management Corp. 753 Kelly St, Ste 1 | Bronx, NY 10455 347.603.0063 | 917.417.4642

Hall of Fame of Great Americans on the Bronx Community College Campus



Tour and taste craft beverages of The Bronx and get your Passport stamped!

Take your completed Passport and redeem it for a free pint or other promotion at some of the finest Bronx pubs! Savor The Bronx Passports available at all Bronx Breweries & Distilleries

Tour on your own or take The Bronx Trolley!

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Bronx Visitors Guide 2016  

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