What is New York's best borough? Today: The case for the Bronx

In today's round of the Battle of the Boroughs, we present five reasons the Bronx kicks ass

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In the current issue of Time Out New York, it's a Battle of the Boroughs: Natives and longtime residents square off to explain why their home turf is superior to all others. This week, we’re spotlighting one borough per day online. Read on to see whether our arguments for Bronx dominance sway you or whether they only bolster your other-borough pride.

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The 28-acre, bucolic Wave Hill is the best daycation in town.

Just a couple weeks ago, the borough’s culinary ambassador, Baron Ambrosia, scaled a tree five stories high to save a stranded kitten. “I don’t care if the tree’s 200 feet high and on fire,” he said. “If you want me to get the pussy out of the tree, I’m gonna get the pussy out of the tree.” Dude has a way with words. 

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TheBxSocialite
TheBxSocialite

@BeautyinTheBX This isn't the full article. This is just the top 5, the full article is in the print version. I have run The Bronx Socialite for 3 years now, an entire blog dedicated to how awesome the Bronx & its people are. It's hard to squeeze everything into a limited word count, so do keep that in mind. - Lisa 

Blair Y
Blair Y

Yeah I'm not from the Bronx nor have I spent a whole lot of time there, but I could have rattled off more than this. I was actually getting ready to save the article to read later but it was so short I just read it now.

BeautyinTheBX
BeautyinTheBX

@Elaine B @SAM R A bit underwhelming in my opinion, but i just read the one for BK and I thought the same. I guess the writers don't really 'know' the boroughs they are writing about.  For a more compelling case, check out my site Beautyinthebx.com

Elaine B
Elaine B

That is all you have you say about it? The Bronx Zoo, The Bronx Botanical Gardens, Van Cortlandt Park, The Hall of Fame of Great Americans (Stanford White?), Pelham Park, Orchard Beach, the Yankees, the colleges, and, on most subway lines, Manhattan is merely directly "downtown" .. no changing trains or calling it going to New York" because it IS New York.

SAM R
SAM R

@Elaine B  Probably because Time Out never bothers to research or write about The Bronx, so they whip out their old Bronx coverage year after year, which was probably pulled from some other secondary source. I challenge Time Out to step a foot in the Bronx and do a teeny tiny bit of exploring.