About the Bronx and Westchester County, NY Area

Bronx

Bronx

The Bronx is a borough of New York City, coterminous with Bronx County, in the state of New York, the third-most densely populated county in the United States.

Although Bronx County was the third most densely populated county in the United States as of 2006 (after Manhattan and Brooklyn), 7,000 acres of the Bronx—about one-fifth of the Bronx's area, and one-quarter of its land area—is given over to parkland.

There are three primary shopping centers in the Bronx: The Hub, Gateway Center and Southern Boulevard.

The Bronx is home to several Off-Off-Broadway theaters. Other places of interests are The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance and Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Many books, songs, and poetry have featured The Bronx.

Westchester County

Westchester County

Westchester County is a county in New York. It is the second-most populous county on the mainland of New York, after the Bronx, and the most populous county in the state north of New York City.

The Timothy Knapp House, built around 1670, is the oldest standing building in Westchester. Philipse Manor Hall and the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow are also among the oldest, built around 1682 and 1685 respectively. Philipse Manor Hall is located in Getty Square, Yonkers, and is operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Other attractions of Westchester County include The Westchester Jazz Orchestra, The Emelin Theatre, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, and New Roc City.

Bronx and Westchester County, NY Area Map