Travel Guide

The Bronx, New York City 

East Bronx


East Bronx is situated on the eastern side of the Bronx River and further away from Upper Manhattan. The terrain here is flatter and less populated compared to West Bronx. Though there are low-income neighborhoods, there are more middle-income neighborhoods in East Bronx compared to West Bronx. Furthermore, urban developments are more recent with middle-income families living in the newer apartment blocks and townhouses such as Co-op City along the Hutchinson River.

Co-op City in the Bronx, New York City

Co-op City by Quibik

Most visitors to New York City have never heard of City Island, a small island situated east of Pelham Bay Park in Long Island Sound. The island is only 1.5 miles (2.6 km) long and half-a-mile (1 km) wide, resembling a New England fishing village rather than an urban neighborhood in the Bronx. City Island is a popular day trip for many New Yorkers, especially for the seafood. There are more than 30 restaurants here and the specialties are lobsters, crabs, and shrimps.

Pelham Bay Park, Bronx (New York City)

Pelham Bay Park by Jim Henderson

Pelham Bay Park is the largest urban park in New York City, three times larger than Central Park in Manhattan. Within the park are several trails for hiking and bicycling, a golf course, and a wildlife sanctuary. Orchard Beach is an artificial beach within the park stretching a little more than a mile (1.6 km) and the only beach in the Bronx. A major shopping mall in East Bronx is the Bay Plaza Shopping Center, adjacent to Co-op City and the largest shopping center in the city of New York.

Orchard Beach, Bronx (New York City)

Orchard Beach by Momos


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