In anticipation for this Sunday’s premier of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown Bronx episode (click the link to watch the sneak peak if you haven’t done so already), CNN’s Kat Kinsman — managing editor of the channel’s Eatocracy and writer and editor for CNN Living — has written a piece on 9 ways to get to know The Bronx.
“About 8.4 million people can rightfully call themselves New Yorkers, according to 2013 census data. There are no official numbers to back this up, but it’d be a pretty solid bet to say that an awful lot of them have never spent much time exploring the Bronx beyond Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, the Bronx Botanical Gardens and maaayyybe going out for a plate of manicotti and some tiramisu on Arthur Avenue.
And that’s a friggin’ shame.
Not only is the Bronx home to a hefty wedge of the Big Apple’s residents — around 1.4 million of them — it’s also the birthplace and steward of some of America’s greatest achievements in art and culture. Hip-hop was born here. Poetry, dance, sculpture and painting thrive. Art Deco architecture abounds and nature blooms.
Hop a northbound 2,4,5,6, B or D train — or a boat to City Island — and slip into the rhythm of the boogie down Bronx.”
Head on over to read the list and let us know what else you think would be a great way to get to know our wonderful borough: 9 ways to get to know the Bronx
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