NYC’s First (Real) Permanent Zip Line Coming to The Bronx Zoo 

File this under fun and yes please! 

Soon you’ll be able to soar over the Bronx River like a falcon (or a bat)

The Bronx Zoo plans to install a 45 foot high zip line taking you over the beautiful Bronx River from one side to the other and back according to DNAinfo

Zip lining has increased in popularity over the years as a way for thrill seekers to look at popular destinations from a different perspective as you zoom across the line like a bird using nothing but gravity to control your speed from one side to the next. 

Rendering of people zip lining across the Bronx River / Wildlife Conservation Society

At the moment, you can zip line in NYC at street fairs with temporary installations but a search through Google and other sites show that there aren’t any permanent ones installed in the city except one in Queens at Alley Pond Park and it’s pretty short and looks very lame (sorry Queens). 

Not only will this be a great way to see the zoo from an entirely different perspective but it will give visitors another way to enjoy New York City’s only freshwater river and see how far along its come from environmental disaster to example of a successful environmental cleanup thanks to The Bronx River Alliance and the many Bronxites who volunteer to not only cleanup the river but also maintaining its immediate surroundings. 

The Bronx Zoo expects to have the ride installed by Summer 2017. 

So, will you be brave enough to try it out? 

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.