Although parts of this neighbourhood do not have the best reputation, it is filled with interesting sights. A guided bus tour is an excellent way to discover this area.
A borough with an edge.
Throughout the years, parts of this 'borough' or district have gained a reputation of being amongst New York’s most dangerous neighbourhoods. A mixture of middle class and more poverty-stricken areas, this is where many ethnic groups arriving in New York took refuge, creating what became known as the ‘ghetto’. This has featured in countless films, such as Oliver Stone’s ‘Wall Street’, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions. This area is also home to other popular attractions, including the Yankees stadium, the Bronx Zoo and the house and museum of cursed poet, Edgar Allen Poe. Although this neighbourhood has become safer in the past years, we recommend that you only visit on an organised tour, so that you can see the sights both comfortably and safely.