The Bronx is one of New York City’s five boroughs, and it is the only one that is not on an island. The Bronx is referred to as “The Bronx” both colloquially and legitimately. The Bronx, which is located northeast of Manhattan, has a population of 1,373,659. Around 1900 and 1930, the Bronx population grew from 201,000 to 1,265,000 people.
Restaurants, convenience stores, hardware stores, and tailors grew in response to the influx of people. Residents from all over the borough shopped at the Hub, which is located at Third Avenue and 149th Street and features boutiques and department stores. The Bronx also contains City Island and Hart Island, which are tiny islands in the East River and Long Island Sound. The Bronx includes Rikers Island in the East River, which houses the city’s massive prison complex.
Since the mid-1980s, the city’s “Ten-Year Housing Plan” has sparked significant residential growth. This, along with employment gains in the 1990s and a dramatic drop in crime, has gradually improved the Bronx’s quality of life.