U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-09-2018, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Chicago
5,107 posts, read 6,044,060 times
Reputation: 4665

Advertisements

I am wondering if my impression is right: of the four outer boroughs, is the Bronx the one that is the true extension of Manhattan? The Bronx is closer to Manhattan than any other borough (although admittedly Brooklyn and Queens are far closer to Manhattan’s power centers, downtown and Midtown respectively.)

The Bronx is the only outer borough that has parts (western) of it being incorporated into the city prior to the Greater New York consolidation. The narrow Harlem River allowed NYC to continue its path of moving ever uptown,as the famed Manhattan grid fascilitated such growth. And the western portion of the Bronx continued the numbered streets northward.

The Bronx was so close to Manhattan that in the 1920s the original Yankee Stadium was built there and there was no sense that this was not in the city as it was within blocks of the Polo Grounds,its former home and remaining home of the Giants across the Harlem River.

And the Bronx is even closer to Manhattan than the width of the Harlem River and actually borders Marble Hill, Manhattan’s northern most neighborhood which due to the river’s rerouting ended up on the Bronx side of the waterway.

So...am I right or wrong in my saying the Bronx alone is the true extension of Manhattan?..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-09-2018, 04:39 PM
 
Location: In the heights
20,466 posts, read 22,034,571 times
Reputation: 10488
Yes
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-09-2018, 04:41 PM
 
11,470 posts, read 5,713,665 times
Reputation: 5965
The Bronx is the closest thing to being an extension of Manhattan
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-09-2018, 04:48 PM
 
4,189 posts, read 3,539,964 times
Reputation: 1582
NO! Just F**K NO! The Bronx is the Bronx, and Manhattan is Manhattan. Yes it’s the closest boro closest to the gem that is Manhattan
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-09-2018, 06:45 PM
 
2,949 posts, read 1,234,783 times
Reputation: 3287
I would say Brooklyn is more of an extension, as it is the 2 largest Boro, and architecture is very similar with the brownstone homes.

Maybe areas on the west side of the Bronx may be inline ,but still,not really.

One has to look at when them old buildings went up.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-09-2018, 06:48 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
7,562 posts, read 2,805,197 times
Reputation: 2847
Quote:
Originally Posted by HellUpInHarlem View Post
NO! Just F**K NO! The Bronx is the Bronx, and Manhattan is Manhattan. Yes itís the closest boro closest to the gem that is Manhattan
Quote:
Originally Posted by kapikap View Post
I would say Brooklyn is more of an extension, as it is the 2 largest Boro, and architecture is very similar with the brownstone homes.

Maybe areas on the west side of the Bronx may be inline ,but still,not really.

One has to look at when them old buildings went up.
I wouldn't call the Bronx a true extension of Manhattan, but it is the most closely attached to Manhattan. Lots of folks from the Bronx go to Manhattan for shopping and don't you dare tell anyone from Riverdale that they live in the Bronx. They do shopping and just about everything else in Manhattan and then return to their residence up in the hills far away from the mess in the rest of the borough to lay their heads at night.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-09-2018, 07:06 PM
 
2,691 posts, read 3,602,755 times
Reputation: 3119
I would say that culturally and socially Manhattan -> The Bronx -> Westchester form a historical "Axis" where many families often migrated ever northward. Brooklyn -> Queens -> Long Island is the other. Both these groupings often share certain affinities with each other.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-09-2018, 07:10 PM
 
2,608 posts, read 3,408,271 times
Reputation: 1299
Yes.

Many parts of the West Bronx and Upper Manhattan are very similar in architecture and topography. I'd guess that East Harlem and the South Bronx were probably very similar in development at one time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-09-2018, 10:11 PM
 
10,077 posts, read 7,842,715 times
Reputation: 4760
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shizzles View Post
I would say that culturally and socially Manhattan -> The Bronx -> Westchester form a historical "Axis" where many families often migrated ever northward. Brooklyn -> Queens -> Long Island is the other. Both these groupings often share certain affinities with each other.
I'd say Lower Manhattan is more aligned to Brooklyn then the Bronx.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-09-2018, 10:20 PM
Status: "It's cold outside." (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Manhattan
1,823 posts, read 792,725 times
Reputation: 840
Quote:
Originally Posted by G-Dale View Post
I'd say Lower Manhattan is more aligned to Brooklyn then the Bronx.
Which borough is it where it's residents reference going to & fro from their boro to Manhattan as "going downtown or uptown". Can't remember if it was B'klyn or the Bronx. Whichever boro it is, they probably think their boro is an extension to Manhattan.

Last edited by Aeran; 07-09-2018 at 11:13 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top