BRONX VISITORS GUIDE
WELCOME TO THE BRONX 5 ATTRACTIONS 11 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 18 ACCOMMODATIONS
DINING & NIGHTLIFE
ANNUAL SIGNATURE EVENTS 39 SERVICES & SUPPLIERS
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is a division of 851 Grand Concourse, Ste. 123 Bronx, NY 10451 | 718.590.3518 www.ilovethebronx.com Olga Luz Tirado executive director Suzanne Mendez deputy director
William Murray tourism & administration coordinator
WELCOME TO THE BRONX
A MESSAGE FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR.
Thank you for your interest in this wonderful borough, and thank you for picking up the latest edition of the Bronx Tourism Guide, a publication of The Bronx Tourism Council. This guide and map will help you explore the many great things my borough has to offer a visitor. Billions of dollars in new public and private investment has made its way to The Bronx. Arthur Avenue was recognized as one of the greatest streets in our nation by the American Planning Association, and Kingsbridge was named the hottest neighborhood in the city by StreetEasy.com. The New York Times declared the South Bronx one of its top places to visit in the world. Twenty years ago, such accolades were unfathomable. Today, we are an international success story. The Bronx has so many great places to visit. We have world-class restaurants, some of the best cultural attractions in the world, and shopping destinations that rival any in the region. We have new breweries and distilleries, amazing parks, and are home to the greatest franchise in professional sportsâ€” the New York Yankees. There is so much to do in The Bronx, and I hope that this guide will provide you with the motivation to visit and explore the northern borough. If you prefer to view this guide on a smartphone or device, it is available on the official website of The Bronx Tourism Council, www.ilovethebronx.com. Enjoy your time in The Bronx!
WELCOME TO THE BRONX
A MESSAGE FROM MARLENE CINTRON PRESIDENT
Welcome to The Bronx! If this is your first visit, you will quickly determine that you are part of a wave of new tourists that have found many great reasons to discover a borough that welcomes you with open arms and provides you with a myriad of different experiences for you and your family. The Bronx is full of surprises. This 2017-2018 Visitors Guide has been prepared for you by The Bronx Tourism Council to insure that you are provided with the most recent tourist attractions. The world renowned Bronx Zoo will delight you. Wave Hill and the Bronx Botanical Garden are places you can go to experience serene, well-manicured environments, along with an opportunity to see flora from all over the world. Arthur Avenue, New York Cityâ€™s largest Italian business community offers a full Italian shopping and dining experience, from authentic pizzerias to Zagat rated restaurants. Visit Orchard Beach, then have dinner or lunch at City Island which offers a seafood experience with views of the water. If golf is your game, then Van Cortlandt Park and the Split Rock Golf Center will offer you a great golf experience at reasonable prices. If you are interested in our burgeoning brewery and spirits industry, then we urge you to visit our Port Morris area and take our Trolley tour to see them all. Before you leave, visit the Mall at Bay Plaza or Fordham road for a great shopping experience and consider staying here in The Bronx so that you can experience more of our borough. The Opera House Hotel and the Marriot Residence Inn offer accessible alternatives at great prices. We thank you for coming to The Bronx and hope that you will share your experiences with family, friends and neighbors. The Bronx is open for Tourism!
WELCOME TO THE BRONX
A MESSAGE FROM OLGA LUZ TIRADO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR I am so thankful to be writing yet another welcome note in this, the third issue of our annual Bronx Visitors Guide. The borough has become a destination for so many people from all over the globe and The Bronx Tourism Council team could not be happier! We are also deeply excited to share some amazing Bronx milestones this past year: Wave Hill (page 16) was voted the “Most-loved Cultural Venue” in New York City by Time Out New York; Arthur Avenue (page 11) was named one of “America’s Greatest Streets” by the American Planning Association; ArbNet awarded Woodlawn Cemetery (page 16) a Level II Accreditation and is included in a database of the world’s arboreta and gardens
dedicated to woody plants; The Bronx Zoo (page 13) is featured in a docuseries on the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet; the New York Botanical Garden (page 15celebrated its 125th Anniversary and The Bronx Walk of Fame (page 13) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with over 100 inductees. Go to our website www.ilovethebronx.com and
check out our seasonal Fun Guides. Go to our online calendar of events and check out a performance, exhibit, or tour. Go through these pages and plan your next visit. Go now. Go 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. http://www.mta.info 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. http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/planning BUSES Every corner of The Bronx is accessible by bus, and itâ€™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. http://www.mta.info 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. http://www.panynj.gov/airports/laguardia.html 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. http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk.html 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. http://www.panynj.gov/airports/newarkliberty.html
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: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/ transportation/td_projectbicycle.shtml
Bill Finger and Bob Kane co-created the superhero sensation Batman in an apartment along the Grand Concourse. They often collaborated in the shadow of Edgar Allen Poe Cottage.
The expression "In like Flynn," used when one is declaring that they have achieved something easily, is a term that comes from Bronx-born political mastermind Edward J. Flynn.
The Wizard of Oz has a Bronx reference! Lyricist and Bronxite Yipsel “Yip” Harburg wrote the words to most of the movie’s soundtrack. When Mayor Munchkin and his dignitaries sang Dorothy’s praises as in “You'll be a bust in the Hall of Fame,” he was referring to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans (see page 14).
Penny Marshall (Laverne & Shirley) once lived on the Grand Concourse across the street from actor/producer/director Rob Reiner (All in The Family; When Harry Met Sally) who she later married.
Fashion designer Ralph Lauren lived around the corner from another future designer, Calvin Klein in the Norwood section of the borough. Both attended PS80.
Roger Tory Peterson, known by bird lovers for his quintessential field guides had his start as a member of The Bronx Bird Club.
Olympian Ted Corbitt, the first African American to run with the U.S. Olympic Marathon Team in 1952, trained in Van Cortlandt Park. While living in The Bronx he established the New York Road Runners Club in 1958.
Mel Blanc, the voice of Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn and more, was asked to create a voice for the newly-developed Looney Tunes character Bugs Bunny. The infamous “what’s up doc?” is a combination of a gritty Bronx and Brooklyn accent.
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 and filled with many toprated 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 | www.bpmm.org
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 18). 718.430.4665 | www.bronxriver.org
ATTRACTIONS 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 | www.bronxzoo.com
CASITA MARIA'S GALLERY Built in 2009, the gallery exhibits 4 to 6 emerging and established artists per year. 928 Simpson St 6th fl | Bronx, NY 10459 718.589.2230 | www.casitamaria.org
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. Artifacts, documents, artwork, and photographs referencing island’s role in sails, boats, military vessels, and famous yachts competing in the America’s Cup. 190 Fordham St | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.0008 | www.cityislandmuseum.org
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 www.bronxhistoricalsociety.org
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 www.nypl.org/locations/belmont www.iLoveTheBronx.com
THE GRAND CONCOURSE Known as The “Grand Boulevard and Concourse,” 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, a roofed walkway located on the campus of Bronx Community College, and lined with imposing columns and 98 bronze busts of celebrated Americans. 2155 University Ave | Bronx, NY 10453 718.289.5170 | www.bcc.cuny.edu/HallofFame
THE HIGH BRIDGE Completed in 1848, it is the oldest bridge in NYC. Once part of the Old Croton Aqueduct, many Bronxites such as Edgar Allan Poe, would take contemplative strolls across this arch bridge. 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. 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 | www.bronxarts.org
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
ATTRACTIONS 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 | www.nybg.org
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 is also the home of the Museum of Bronx History. 3309 Bainbridge Ave | Bronx, NY 10467 www.bronxhistoricalsociety.org
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 www.golfnyc.com
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
www.nscdny.org/headquarters-dumbarton/ 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 | www.wavehill.org
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 www.thewoodlawncemetery.org
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 www.newyork.yankees.mlb.com
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BARTOW-PELL MANSION MUSEUM 895 Shore Road | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.1461 | www.bpmm.org BRONX ACADEMY OF ARTS & DANCE 2474 Westchester Ave | Bronx, NY 10461 718.842.5223 | www.baadbronx.org BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE 80 Van Cortlandt Park South| Bronx, NY 10463 718.601.7399 | www.bronxartsensemble.org BRONX ART SPACE 305 E 140 St | Bronx, NY 10454 www.bronxartspace.com BRONX CHILDRENâ€™S MUSEUM 347.971.2155 www.bronxchildrensmuseum.org BRONX COUNCIL ON THE ARTS 1738 Hone Ave | Bronx, NY 10461 718.931.9500 | www.bronxarts.org BRONX DOCUMENTARY CENTER 614 Cortlandt Ave | Bronx, NY 10451 718.993.3512 | www.bronxdoc.org BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS 1040 Grand Concourse | Bronx, NY 10456 718.681.6000 | www.bronxmuseum.org BRONX MUSIC HERITAGE CENTER 1303 Louis Nine Blvd | Bronx, NY 10459 917.557.2354 | www.whedco.org/bronx-music BRONX RIVER ALLIANCE 1 Bronx River Parkway | Bronx, NY 10465 718.430.4636 | www.bronxriver.org BRONX RIVER ARTS CENTER 2064 Boston Road | Bronx, NY 10460 718.589.5819 | www.bronxriverart.org CASITA MARIA CENTER FOR ARTS & EDUCATION 928 Simpson St | Bronx, NY 10459 718.598.2230 | www.casitamaria.org DERFNER JUDAICA MUSEUM + THE ART COLLECTION AT THE HEBREW HOME AT RIVERDALE 5901 Palisade Ave | Bronx, NY 10471 718.581.1596 | www.hebrewhome.org/art
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ELISA CONTEMPORARY ART 5622 Mosholu Ave | Bronx, NY 10471 212.729.4974 | www.elisacontemporaryart.com FOCAL POINT GALLERY 321 City Island Ave | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.1403 www.photographybyronterner.com EL FOGON CENTER FOR THE ARTS 989 Home St | Bronx, NY 10459 646.229.6224 | www.elfogon.org GLYNDOR GALLERY @ WAVE HILL 675 W 252 St | Bronx, NY 10471 718.549.3200 | www.wavehill.org HOSTOS CENTER FOR THE ARTS & CULTURE 450 Grand Concourse | Bronx, NY 10451 718.518.4455 www.hostos.cuny.edu/culturearts
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT KALEIDOSCOPE GALLERY 280 City Island Ave | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.3090 | www.kaleidoscope280.com LEHMAN COLLEGE ART GALLERY 250 Bedford Park Blvd West | Bronx, NY 10468 718.960.8731 | www.lehman.edu/gallery LEHMAN STAGES 250 Bedford Park Blvd West | Bronx, NY 10468 718.960.7830 | www.lehmanstages.org LEHMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 250 Bedford Park Blvd West | Bronx, NY 10468 718.960.8833 | www.lehmancenter.org THE LOVINGER THEATER 250 Bedford Park Blvd West | Bronx, NY 10468 718.960.7830 | www.lehmanstages.org
LONGWOOD ARTS GALLERY @ HOSTOS 450 Grand Concourse | Bronx, NY 10451 718.518.6728 | www.bronxarts.org MUSEUM OF BRONX HISTORY 3309 Bainbridge Ave | Bronx, NY 10467 718.881.8900 www.bronxhistoricalsociety.org NEW YORK YANKEES MUSEUM Yankee Stadium 1 E 161 St | Bronx, NY 10451 718.293.4300 www.yankees.com/tours PREGONES THEATER 575 Walton Ave | Bronx, NY 10451 718.585.1202 | www.pregonesprtt.org WALLWORKS NY ART GALLERY 39 Bruckner Blvd | Bronx, NY 10454 917.825.9342 | www.wallworksny.com
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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 www.marriott.com/nycbx
BRONX GUEST HOUSE By Reservation Only Wakefield | Bronx, NY 10466 718.881.7022 www.bronxguesthouse.com
OPERA HOUSE HOTEL 436 E 149 St Bronx, NY 10455 718.407.2800 www.operahousehotel.com
MI CASA TU CASA 143 East 150 St | Bronx, NY 10451 718.402.9310 www.micasatucasa150.com
SPORTS BRONX EQUESTRIAN CENTER 9 Shore Road | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.0551 | www.bronxequestriancenter.com CARY LEEDS CENTER FOR TENNIS & LEARNING 1720 Crotona Ave | Bronx, NY 10457 718.247.7420 | www.caryleedstennis.org
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY RAMS Division 1 Athletics 441 E Fordham Road | Bronx, NY 10458 718.817.1000 | www.fordham.edu MANHATTAN COLLEGE JASPERS Division 1 Athletics 4513 Manhattan College Parkway Bronx, NY 10471 | 718.862.8000 www.manhattan.edu 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 | www.nycfc.com NEW YORK TENNIS CLUB 3081 Harding Ave | Bronx, NY 10465 718.239.7919 | www.newyorktennisclub.com NEW YORK YANKEES Yankee Stadium | Bronx, NY 10451 718.293.4300 | www.newyork.yankees.mlb.com PELHAM BAY & SPLIT ROCK GOLF COURSE 870 Shore Road | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.1258 | www.pelhamsplitrock.com RIVERDALE EQUESTRIAN CENTER 6351 Broadway | Bronx, NY 10471 | 718.548.4848 TURTLE COVE GOLF & BASEBALL 1 City Island Road | Pelham Bay Park, NY 10464 718.885.1129 | www.turtlecovegolfcenter.com VAN CORTLANDT PARK GOLF COURSE 115 Van Cortlandt Park South | Bronx, NY 10463 718.543.4595 | www.golfnyc.com Page 26
SHOPPING ARTHUR AVENUE RETAIL MARKET 2344 Arthur Ave | Bronx, NY 10458 718.295.5033 www.arthuravenuebronx.com “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 www.bronxterminalmarket.com Nearly one million square feet of retail space, located under the Major Deegan Expressway at Exit 4/5
FORDHAM ROAD 718.562.2104 | www.fordhamroadbid.org 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 | www.mallatbayplaza.com 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 www.iLoveTheBronx.com
DINING & NIGHTLIFE AMERICAN ARCHIE'S TAP & TABLE 536 City Island Avenue | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.9224 | www.archiestap.com BRONX BEER HALL 2344 Arthur Ave | Bronx, NY 10458 347.396.0555 | www.thebronxbeerhall.com BRONX DRAFTHOUSE 884 Gerard Ave | Bronx, NY 10452 929.265.9759 | www.bronxdrafthouse.com CHARLIES BAR & KITCHEN 112 Lincoln Ave | Bronx, NY 10454 718.684.2338 | www.charliesbarkitchen.com COZY COTTAGE RESTAURANT 4105 Boston Road | Bronx, NY 10466 718.882.3040 www.cozycottagerestaurant.com DOYLE’S PUB 1024 Morris Park Avenue | Bronx, NY 10461 718.430.9423 HARD ROCK CAFE YANKEE STADIUM One East 161st St, Gate 6, | Bronx, NY 10451 646.977.8888 www.hardrock.com/yankeestadium HUDSON GARDEN GRILL 2900 Southern Blvd | Bronx, NY 10458 646.664.1225 JAKE’S STEAKHOUSE 6031 Broadway | Bronx, NY 10471 718.581.0182 www.jakessteakhouse.com/bronx MOTT HAVEN BAR & GRILL 1 Bruckner Blvd | Bronx, NY 10454 718.665.2001 | www.motthavenbar.com PAPA JUAN CIGAR ROOM 886 Gerard Ave | Bronx, NY 10452 929.265.9552 | www.papajuancigars.com www.iLoveTheBronx.com
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ASIAN/SUSHI CEETAY 129 Alexander Ave | Bronx, NY 10454 718.618.7020 | www.ceetay.com
SHANGERILA RESTAURANT 2893 Buhre Avenue | Bronx, NY 10461 718.286.6080 | www.shangerilabronx.com FRENCH BISTRO SK 273 City Island Ave | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.1670 | www.bistrosk.com HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE MOSS CAFÃ‰ 3260 Johnson Avenue | Bronx, NY 10463 347.275.5000 | www.mosscafeny.com MUSCLE MAKER GRILL 4041 East Tremont Ave | Bronx, NY 10465 718.822.6992 | www.musclemakergrill.com
DINING & NIGHTLIFE ITALIAN 900 PARK 900 Morris Park Ave | Bronx, NY 10462 718.892.3830 | www.900park.com ANTONIO’S TRATTORIA 2370 Belmont Ave | Bronx, NY 10458 718.733.6630 | www.antoniostrattoria.com ARTIES STEAK AND SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 394 City Island Ave | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.9885 | www.artiesofcityisland.com DA FRANCO & TONY RISTORANTE 2815 Middletown Road | Bronx, NY 10461 718.684.2815 | www.dafrancoandtony.com EMILIA’S RESTAURANT 2331 Arthur Avenue | Bronx, NY 10458 718.367.5915 | www.emiliasrestaurant.com
DINING & NIGHTLIFE GERBASI RISTORANTE 2389 Arthur Avenue | Bronx, NY 10458 718.290.5735 | www.gerbasiristorante.com GIOVANNI RESTAURANT 579 Grand Concourse | Bronx, NY 10451 718.402.6996 | www.giovanninyc.com ICE HOUSE CAFÉ AND RESTAURANT 140 Reynolds Ave | Bronx, NY 10465 718.863.5580 | www.icehousecafebronx.com LA GRATA 136 Alexander Avenue | Bronx, NY 10454 718.942.5575 | www.lagrata.com LUCCA RESTAURANT 3019 Westchester Ave | Bronx, NY 10461 718.892.8282 | www.lucca-restaurant.com PATSY’S PIZZERIA OF MORRIS PARK 980 Morris Park Ave | Bronx, NY 10462 718.676.2527 www.patsyspizzeriamorrispark.com TOSCA CAFÉ 4034 East Tremont Ave | Bronx, NY 10465 718.239.3300 | www.toscanyc.com
VIKTORIA 3114 Third Ave. | Bronx, NY 10455 718.401.3500 www.viktoriaitalianrestaurant.com IRISH AN BEAL BOCHT CAFÉ 445 W 238 St | Bronx, NY 10463 718.884.7127 | www.anbealbochtcafe.com
MARY’S CELTIC KITCHEN 4330 Katonah Ave | Bronx, NY 10470 718.798.1002 www.marysceltickitchenbronx.com RAMBLING HOUSE 4292 Katonah Ave | Bronx, NY 10470 718.798.4510 | www.ramblinghousenyc.com Page 32
DINING & NIGHTLIFE LATIN AMERICAN CASA 3607 E. Tremont Ave | Bronx, NY 10465 718.792.2272 | www.casabx.com ESCAPE LATINO 1841 Hobart Ave | Bronx, NY 10461 718.684.1860 | www.escapecuisine.com HAVANA CAFÉ 3151 East Tremont Ave | Bronx, NY 10461 718.518.1800 | www.bronxhavanacafe.com MAMAJUANA CAFÉ 3323 East Tremont Ave | Bronx, NY 10461 718.824.8400 www.mamajuanacafebronx.com PIO PIO BRONX 264 Cypress Ave | Bronx, NY 10454 718.401.3300 | www.piopio.com SALSA CON FUEGO 2297 Cedar Avenue | Bronx, NY 10468 718.561.6161 | www.salsaconfuego.com TRAVESIAS 3830-34 East Tremont Ave | Bronx, NY 10465 718.828.3834 | www.travesiasnyc.com
MEXICAN CABO 3764 East Tremont Ave | Bronx, NY 10465 718.863.0099 | www.cabobx.com SANTA FE BAR & GRILL 6025 Broadway | Bronx, NY 10471 718.796.5095 www.santafegrillrestaurant.com XOCHIMILCO FAMILY RESTAURANT 653 Melrose Ave | Bronx, NY 10455 718.402.5400 |
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BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES BRONX BREWERY 856 E 136 St | Bronx, NY 10454 718.402.1000 | www.TheBronxBrewery.com CHELSEA CRAFT BREWING COMPANY 463 E 173 St | Bronx, NY 10457 718.484.8850 | www.chelseacraftbrewing.com GUN HILL BREWING COMPANY 3227 Laconia Ave | Bronx, NY 10469 718.881.0010 | www.GunHillBrewing.com PORT MORRIS DISTILLERY 780 E 133 St | Bronx, NY 10454 718.585.3192 | www.PortMorrisDistillery.com
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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 www.insideouttours.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or go to www.susansez.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Log onto www.bronxhistoricalsociety.org/Events for a schedule of upcoming tours.
SOUTH BRONX HISTORIC TOUR: In 1997, The Bronx was designated an â€œAll American Cityâ€? by the National Civic League, signifying a huge comeback from the terrible decline of the 70's and the 80's. The anticipated revival has brought converted lofts, new affordable apartments and great restaurants. Bruckner Boulevard, once defined as industrial is changing rapidly giving us a great opportunity to learn about the history and cultural movement of the Mott Haven and Port Morris area, the past, the present and the future. www.bronxhistoricaltours.com
The Bronx County Historical Society 3309 Bainbridge Avenue The Bronx, New York 10467 718.881.8900 www.bronxhistoricalsociety.org Visit us on Facebook, YouTube, & Twitter
TOURS 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 email@example.com or log onto www.noshwalks.com 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. www.insideouttours.com
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 www.hushtours.com
ANNUAL SIGNATURE EVENTS 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 11—21.
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 29th. The summer sizzles in el condado de la Salsa (the county of Salsa.) Throughout the month of August, the borough pays tribute to the music, the dance, the genre which shares roots right here in The Bronx. The festival includes street fairs, performances, film screenings, dance parties and panel discussions.
The largest free cycling event in New York State takes place in The Bronx! This highly-anticipated 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 22nd
SERVICES & SUPPLIERS BUSINESS & MERCHANTS ASSOCIATIONS 161st STREET BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 900 Grand Concourse, Ground Floor Bronx, NY 10451 | 718.590.5433 BELMONT BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 2396 Arthur Ave | Bronx, NY 10458 718.294.8259 | www.bronxlittleitaly.com BRONX CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1200 Waters Place #106 | Bronx, NY 10461 718.828.3900 | www.bronxchamber.org FORDHAM ROAD BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 2488 Grand Concourse, Room 413 Bronx, NY 10458 | 718.562.2104 www.fordhamroadbid.org HUB - 3rd AVENUE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 384 E 149 St, Ste #400 Bronx, NY 10455 | 718.665.3983 JEROME - EAST GUN HILL ROAD BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 3400 Reservoir Oval East | Bronx, NY 10467 718.324.4946 | www.jeromegunhillbid.org KINGSBRIDGE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 5760 Broadway | Bronx, NY 10463 718.432.6935 | www.kingsbridgebidnyc.org SOUTHERN BOULEVARD BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 1029 E 163 St, Ste 201 | Bronx, NY 10459 718.974.2990 | www.southernblvdbid.org THROGGS NECK MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION PO Box 508 | Bronx, NY 10465 | 646.657.1312 www.throggsneckmerchants.com
SHOPPING SERVICES & SUPPLIERS WESTCHESTER SQUARE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 25 Westchester Square, 2nd Floor Bronx, NY 10461 | 718.597.4629 www.wsbid.org WHITE PLAINS ROAD BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 2300 Olinville Ave | Bronx, NY 10467 718.881.3086 | www.pelhamparkway.com WOODLAWN HEIGHTS MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION 4295 Katonah Ave | Bronx, NY 10470 c/o Emerald Pharmacy 718.944.0862 COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AT YESHIVA UNIVERSITY 1300 Morris Park Ave | Bronx, NY 10461 718.430.2000 | www.einstein.yu.edu BORICUA COLLEGE 890 Washington Ave | Bronx, NY 10451 347.964.8600 | www.boricuacollege.edu BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2155 University Ave | Bronx, NY 10453 718.289.5100 | www.bcc.cuny.edu COLLEGE OF MOUNT SAINT VINCENT 6301 Riverdale Ave | Bronx, NY 10471 718.405.3200 | www.mountsaintvincent.edu EUGENIO MARIA DE HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE 500 Grand Concourse | Bronx, NY 10451 718.518.4100 | www.hostos.cuny.edu FORDHAM UNIVERSITY 441 E Fordham Road | Bronx, NY 10458 718.817.1000 | www.fordham.edu LEHMAN COLLEGE 250 Bedford Park Blvd West | Bronx, NY 10468 718.960.8000 | www.lehman.edu www.iLoveTheBronx.com
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MANHATTAN COLLEGE 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy Bronx, NY 10463 | 718.862.8000 www.manhattan.edu MERCY COLLEGE 1200 Waters Place | Bronx, NY 10461 800.637.2969 | www.mercy.edu METROPOLITAN COLLEGE OF NEW YORK Bronx Extension Center 463 East 149 St | Bronx, NY 10455 718.665.7787 | www.mcny.edu MONROE COLLEGE 2501 Jerome Ave | Bronx, NY 10468 718.933.6700 | www.monroecollege.edu SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE 6 Pennyfield Ave | Bronx, NY 10465 718.409.7200 | www.sunymaritime.edu HOSPITALS BRONX LEBANON HOSPITAL CENTER 1650 Grand Concourse | Bronx, NY 10457 718.590.1800 | www.bronxcare.org CALVARY HOSPITAL 1740 Eastchester Road | Bronx, NY 10461 718.518.2000 | www.calvaryhospital.org HEBREW HOSPITAL HOME 801 Co-op City Blvd | Bronx, NY 10475 718.239.6444 | www.hebrewhospitalhome.org JACOBI MEDICAL CENTER 1400 Pelham Pkwy S | Bronx, NY 10461 718.918.5000 | www.jacobimed.org
LINCOLN HOSPITAL 234 East 149 St | Bronx, NY 10451 718.579.5016 www.nychealthandhospitals.org/lincoln MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER 111 East 210 St | Bronx, NY 10467 718.920.4321 | www.montefiore.org Page 42
SERVICES & SUPPLIERS NORTH CENTRAL BRONX HOSPITAL 3424 Kossuth Ave | Bronx, NY 10467 718.882.9610 www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/ncbh/html/home/ home.shtml ST. BARNABAS HOSPITAL 4422 3rd Ave | Bronx, NY 10457 718.960.9000 | www.stbarnabashospital.org EVENT SPACE AMAZING SPACE 613-615 E 187 St | Bronx, NY 10458 718.329.3290 | www.cateringhallbronx.com ANDREW FREEDMAN HOME 1125 Grand Concourse | Bronx, NY 10452 718.293.8100 www.andrewfreedmancomplex.com BRONX EXPO CENTER 1108 Oak Point Ave | Bronx, NY 10464 718.775.3315 | www.bronxexpocenter.com BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS 1040 Grand Concourse | Bronx, NY 10456 718.681.6000 | www.bronxmuseum.org BRONX ZOO 2300 Southern Blvd | Bronx, NY 10460 718.367.1010 | www.bronxzoo.com FREDDY PEREZ PLAZA 467 East 157 St | Bronx, NY 10455 718.450.3320 GRAND SLAM BANQUET HALL 478 East Tremont Ave | Bronx, NY 10457 347.498.1102 | www.gsbanquethall.com HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS 2155 University Ave | Bronx, NY 10453 718.289.5170 www.bcc.cuny.edu/hallofFame LEHMAN STAGES 250 Bedford Park Blvd West | Bronx, NY 10468 718.960.7830 | www.lehmanstages.org www.iLoveTheBronx.com
SERVICES & SUPPLIERS SHOPPING MARINA DEL REY 1 Marina Drive | Bronx, NY 10465 718.931.6500 | www.marinadelreyny.com NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN 2900 Southern Blvd | Bronx, NY 10458 718.817.8700 | www.nybg.org
PELHAM BAY & SPLIT ROCK GOLF COURSES 870 Shore Road | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.1258 | www.pelhamsplitrock.com PIER 132 789 East 132 St (Willow Avenue) Bronx, NY 10454 | 718.743.7132 www.pier132.com PREGONES THEATER 575 Walton Ave | Bronx, NY 10451 718.585.1202 | www.pregonesprtt.org SALSA CATERING & SPECIAL EVENTS 1779 Webster Ave | Bronx, NY 10457 718.716.2020 | www.salsacaterers.com SCAVELLOâ€™S CITY ISLAND 101 City Island Ave | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.2570 | www.scavellocityisland.com
TOSCA MARQUEE 4034 East Tremont Ave | Bronx, NY 10465 718.863.6363 | www.toscamarquee.com VAN CORTLANDT LAKE HOUSE Van Cortlandt Park South & Bailey Ave 718.543.4595 www.vancortlandtlakehouse.com WAVE HILL 675 W 252 St | Bronx, NY 10471 718.549.3200 | www.wavehill.org YANKEE STADIUM 1 E 161 St | Bronx, NY 10451 718.293.4300 www.newyork.yankees.mlb.com
SERVICES & SUPPLIERS REAL ESTATE BRONX-MANHATTAN NORTH ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS 1867 Williamsbridge Road | Bronx, NY 10461 718.892.3000 | www.bmar.org ATLANTIC EMERITUS REALTY, INC. 300 City Island Ave | Bronx, NY 10464 718.885.0017 | firstname.lastname@example.org KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY NYC GROUP INC. 2300 Eastchester Road | Bronx, NY 10469 845.304.5745 | 718.697.6800 email@example.com KZA REALTY GROUP, INC. 1200 Waters Place, M114 | Bronx, NY 10461 718.829.5775 | 347.386.9452 www.kzarealty.com
SERVICES & SUPPLIERS SHOPPING SANDRA ERICKSON REAL ESTATE, INC. 1394 Clay Ave, Ste 1C | Bronx, NY 10456 718.293.3344 | www.serebronx.com ORLANDO MARIN Tรณrtola Property Management Corp. 753 Kelly St, Ste 1 | Bronx, NY 10455 347.603.0063 | 917.417.4642 firstname.lastname@example.org
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