Bronx New York
Bronx Little Italy Private Tour
Sightsee the Grand Concourse and visit our famous community on Arthur Avenue, The Real Little Italy of New York. Discover and explore the sights, Learn about our history and culture of The Bronx. We stop off on Arthur Avenue for a quick neighborhood tour, a perfect introduction to one of the most vibrant and historical neighborhoods in New York City.
-Sightsee the beautiful Harlem area
-Sightsee the Historic District, Art Deco Grand Concourse
-Sightsee Fordham Road District
-Stops for 15 minutes by the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
-Stops off 30 minutes at Arthur Avenue, The Real Little Italy of New York
The Bronx is the only borough with the word “the” commonly associated with its name. That’s because in the early 1600’s, a Swedish settler named Jonas Bronck bought the land from the Native Americans who occupied the territory at the time. Whenever other land owners in the area wanted to travel to that area they would call it “The Bronck’s Land”, after his family name. At first he planned to use the land to grow tobacco crops, but it had a marshy terrain and hills, and therefore couldn’t grow anything on it.
The Bronx has a strong character all its own. It is the birthplace of rap/hip hop music and home to one of the country’s most storied professional baseball teams, the New York Yankees, also known as the “Bronx Bombers.” Many ethnic groups have called the Bronx home over the years. Arthur Avenue is still a center of Italian American culture in New York, and it has a more authentic feel than Manhattan’s Little Italy. The South Bronx is more of a struggling area, but is the center of Puerto Rican culture and life. University Heights and Morris Heights are largely Dominican neighborhoods, while Woodlawn maintains a large population of Irish immigrants.