Saturday, April 6, 2013

Life in the Boogie Down Bronx

The Bronx is one of the most diverse and interesting boroughs of New York City, though when most people think of “New York City,” they only think of the borough of Manhattan.  Fordham students are lucky enough to have access to both of these boroughs through the two main campuses for Fordham undergraduate students.  The Rose Hill campus is the beautiful spread located in the Bronx, a neighborhood that offers as much to a student’s college life as the school itself does.

The Bronx is home to many New York treasures, such as the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Yankee Stadium, and Arthur Avenue.  Fordham students are located within close proximity to three of these four treasures.  The Bronx Zoo is suggested donation admission on Wednesdays, a day which, coincidentally, many Fordham upperclassmen do not have classes.  Fordham students also get in for free all the time at the Botanical Gardens, right across the street.  It’s a great opportunity to get in a run or jog, or just to walk around and admire the various plants and natural beauty.  It’s a little oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of city life!

Arthur Ave is also right across the street on the other side of campus, and is home to world-renowned Italian restaurants and genuine authenticity of the cuisine that you cannot get anywhere outside of Italy itself!  Many students enjoy going to Yankee games during baseball season, whether to root for the home team, or for their hometown teams playing against the Yanks.  You can find great shopping deals on East Fordham Road, and up the road you’re just a walk or Select Service bus ride away from the D and 4 subways!

The Bronx is a great place to live, and a great place to spend your 4 years of college experiencing all that New York City has to offer!

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