The Bronx (Bronx County: Pop. 1,373,659) is New York City’s northernmost borough, the site of Yankee Stadium, home of the New York Yankees, and home to the largest cooperatively owned housing complex in the United States, Co-op City. Except for a small piece of Manhattan known as Marble Hill, the Bronx is the only section of the city that is part of the United States mainland. It is home to the Bronx Zoo, the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, which spans 265 acres (1.07 km2) and is home to over 6,000 animals. The Bronx is the birthplace of rap and hip hop culture
Bronx New York is named for the Bronx River which runs through the borough. Named for the Swedish man Jonas Bronck, the area’s first European settler establishing a large farm here in 1639, the Bronx River is also a Bronx travel destination for urban canoeing enthusiasts. However, don’t let serene activities, quaint beginnings, or the term ‘neighborhood’ fool you: Bronx New York, if listed as its own city, would (as of 2005) be the ninth most populous city in the United States. The Bronx is one large bite of the Big Apple.