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  1. Bronx, one of the five boroughs of New York City, southeastern New York, U.S., coextensive with Bronx county, formed in 1912. The Bronx is the northernmost of the city’s boroughs. It is separated from Manhattan (to the south and west) by the narrow Harlem River and is further bordered by Westchester county (north), the Hudson River (west), the East River (south), and Long Island Sound (east ...

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  2. At the far north of the island—where Manhattan actually spills into the Bronx—Irish influence predominates. Only in the few blocks of Marble Hill is Manhattan part of the mainland United States. No area of New York demonstrates change and dynamism as fully as Manhattan.

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    • The Elite Circles
    • The True-Blue Bronx
    • The Black Bloc
    • The Lands of Contradiction
    • The Crossroads

    When people say that New York City’s political, economic and social elite live in a bubble, this is the bubble. The Elite Circles borough2Consisting of Assembly districts 36, 37, 44, 50, 51, 52, 53, 57, 65, 66, 67, 69, 73, 74, 75 and 76. includes most of Manhattan from the Financial District to Central Park as well as adjacent parts of Brooklyn and...

    On the other side of the ledger, the True-Blue Bronx3Consisting of Assembly districts 35, 77, 78, 79, 80, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86 and the least college-educated (just 18 percent) and most consistently pro-establishment region of New York City. Clinton defeated Sanders 70 percent to 30 percent here; Hochul beat Williams 59 percent to 41 percent. Te...

    The Black Bloc4Consisting of Assembly districts 29, 31, 32, 33, 55, 58, 59 and 60.also tends to vote strongly for establishment-aligned candidates. In fact, it gave a higher share of the vote to Clinton (73 percent), James (a whopping 81 percent) and Cuomo (an even more whopping 86 percent) than any other political borough. But what sets it apart f...

    At first glance, the Lands of Contradiction borough5Consisting of Assembly districts 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 38, 40, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 62, 63 and 64. is an enigma. It voted for Cuomo 71 percent to 28 percent, and it was Hochul’s and Maloney’s strongest political borough. But it was also Sanders’sstrongest, voting for Clinton just 55 percent t...

    Finally, the neighborhoods that make up the Crossroads7Consisting of Assembly districts 34, 39, 41, 42, 43, 54, 56, 61, 68, 70, 71, 72 and 81. are the parts of the city that don’t fit neatly into one of the other four regions. Often, this is because they sit at the intersection of two or more of the city’s political camps. For instance, the gentrif...

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  4. of the five boroughs. Children under the age of 18 made up one-quarter of the population, a larger share than in any other borough. The elementary schools in the Bronx operated at 105 percent of capacity during the 2016-2017 school year. The number of residents between the ages of 55 and 64 increased by 52 percent since 2000, while

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    • The Bronx. What do home-run heroes, hip-hop history and hand-pulled mozzarella have in common? You can find them all in the Bronx—that is, when you’re not wandering hundreds of acres of parkland, touring historic homes or strolling along New York City’s answer to the Champs-Élysées.
    • Brooklyn. Hipsters and history buffs agree: Brooklyn is everyone’s style. The most populous borough has no one defining draw—people come for live music, eclectic eats, pro sports, immigrant history and world-class culture.
    • Manhattan. Manhattan truly feels like the heart of it all. Broadway and Times Square sit at its electric center, but famous landmarks and household-name attractions can be found all over the island.
    • Queens. Queens is one of the most diverse places in the world. Many get their fill from the food scene alone, which ranges from exquisite Greek souvlaki to the best hot pot outside of Sichuan.
  5. Changes. All five boroughs were created in 1898 during consolidation, when the city's current boundaries were established. The Bronx originally included parts of New York County outside of Manhattan that had previously been ceded by neighboring Westchester County in two stages; in 1874 (southern Yonkers, and the towns of Kingsbridge, West Farms, and Morrisania) and then following a referendum ...