It’s Day 2 of the A-Z Challenge and today I’m going to mention a few facts about Da Bronx! 🙂 It’s where I was raised since I was three days old. I was born in Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, so the first three days don’t count.
Did you know:
The Bronx is the 4th largest of the 5 boroughs and is the only one on the mainland.
It has about 1,420,000 residents.
The Bronx is home to three CUNY colleges:
Bronx Community College, Hostos Community College, and four-year Lehman College . I did a brief stint at Lehman after high school but unfortunately, after a semester I thought I was too cool for college, so I withdrew. < Smacks self > I did make up for it eventually…
It is also home to the Botanical Garden (New York). I don’t know why it’s not just called the Bronx Botanical Garden. 😦 If you click on the image, it will take you directly to their site and you can find out more about this treasure in the Bronx.
The Botanical Garden has 50 gardens and more than one million living plants, including 30,000 mature trees, on its 250-acre landscape. These collections include the most beautiful rose garden in the United States and tropical and desert plants displayed in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, where three public exhibitions are presented each year.
By the way, did you know that these famous people were born in the Bronx?
- Bancroft, Anne-Actress
- Beagle, Peter S.-Writer
- Balsam, Martin-Actor
- Bishop, Joey-Actor
- Blige, Mary J.-Singer, Actress
- Bonilla, Bobby-Baseball Player
That’s all I have for today! See you tomorrow…