January 26, 2022
The Bronx (pronounced: [bɹɑŋks]) is a borough in New York City, coextensive with Bronx County, in the US state of New York. The county was founded in 1639 by Jonas Bronck, a Swede who established a farm on the territory. At that time, the place became known as Bronck's Land (in English Bronck's Land) and over time came to be called Bronx. With over 1.4 million residents, according to the 2020 national census, it is the fifth most populous county in the state and the 27th most populous in the country. It is the third most densely populated county in the state. In the 1970s, the socio-cultural movement called Hip Hop took place in the Bronx, which was recognized for its artistic expressions, which are: MCing, Graffitti Write, Breaking and DJing. The Bronx is one of the most densely populated, making it the first area outside of Manhattan to be incorporated into New York City in 1874, more than 20 years before the boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. After decades of neglect in the 60's, 70's, and 80's, the Bronx is currently the fastest growing borough of New York in relative terms and is close to reaching the historic population record of 1,451,277 in 1950. The Bronx is typically divided between the West Bronx (west side) and East Bronx (east side), with the West Bronx being one of the most urbanized and dense areas of the whole city, and the East Bronx, having some of the most bucolic and well preserved urban green areas. of the entire country. Notable areas of the East Bronx include City Island — or City Island, an island resembling a fishing village — and Pelham Bay Park. The Bronx is the only town in the city where most residents identify as Hispanic. According to the National Census, it is the most diverse place in the entire country. The Bronx is very well connected to the city of Manhattan, with excellent connections via subway lines B, D, 4, 5, 6, and 1. Line 4, which connects the boroughs of Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx, is the most active in all of New York City.