NYC & Company highlights destinations in the south Bronx

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NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced the South Bronx as the next destination to be featured in Neighborhood x Neighborhood, a new program designed to increase visitation, support local businesses and encourage exploration in areas outside traditional tourist locations across the five boroughs. Located in the southern section of the Bronx, the neighborhoods of Concourse, Melrose and Mott Haven are home to unique Art Deco architecture, the world-famous New York Yankees and a variety of cultural institutions and restaurants. The South Bronx is easily accessible via the B, D and 4 trains, making it a convenient destination for New Yorkers and visitors to spend an afternoon surrounded by rich culture and history.

“The Grand Concourse in the Bronx is one of the City’s busiest thoroughfares, always bustling with events and excitement,” said CEO of NYC & Company George Fertitta. “Located a short subway ride from Midtown Manhattan, the South Bronx is a lively destination where visitors have the opportunity to visit a world-famous ballpark, dine at some of New York City’s best restaurants and experience authentic Bronx culture, all in one visit.”

“Culture is integral to every neighborhood across the five boroughs and the South Bronx is no exception,” said Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin. “Whether it’s taking a ride on the Culture Trolley or catching a performance at Pregones, this community is home to an extraordinary group of cultural organizations that engage visitors from around the globe.”

New York City is made up of five distinct boroughs: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. The Neighborhood x Neighborhood initiative intends to spotlight the affordability and accessibility of neighborhoods across the five boroughs with a particular emphasis on areas that have seen new hotel development in recent years. Neighbourhoods and featured highlights were chosen in collaboration with City Council officials, Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Small Business Services, business development districts, community leaders and with consideration of NYC & Company’s more than 2,000 members.

For more information about the South Bronx, visit nycgo.com/neighborhoods.

 

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