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A Journey through Bronx religions

Bronx 1 Mott Haven

Bronx 2 Hunts Point

Bronx 3 Morrisiana

Bronx 4 Highbridge

Bronx 5 University Heights

Bronx 6 Belmont E Tremont

Bronx 8 Kingbridge Heights

Bronx 9 Soundview

Bronx 11 Morris Park

Bronx 1 Mott Haven

Bronx 2 Hunts Point

Bronx 3 Morrisania

Bronx 4 Highbridge

Bronx 5 University Heights

Bronx 6 Belmont E Tremont

Bronx 9 Soundview

Bronx 11 Morris Park

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The Bronx

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The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, in the U.S. state of New York. Coextensive with Bronx County, it was the last of the 62 counties of New York State to be incorporated. Located north of Manhattan and Queens, and south of Westchester County, the Bronx is the only borough that is located primarily on the mainland. According to the 2010 United States Census, the Bronx's population was 1,385,108,

The Bronx is divided by the Bronx River into a hillier section in the west, closer to Manhattan, and a flatter eastern section, closer to Long Island. East and west street addresses, however, are divided by Jerome Avenueβ€”the continuation of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. The West Bronx was annexed to New York City (then largely confined to Manhattan) in 1874, and the areas east of the Bronx River were annexed in 1895.

Although the Bronx is the third most densely populated county in the U.S., and eventually lent its name to the entire borough. The native Lenape were progressively displaced after 1643 by settlers. The Bronx received many Irish, German, Jewish and Italian immigrants as its once-rural population exploded between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. They were succeeded after 1945 by African Americans and Hispanic Americans from the Caribbean basin β€” especially Puerto Rico and later the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. In recent years, this cultural mix has made the Bronx a wellspring of both Latin music and hip hop.

The Bronx contains one of the five poorest Congressional Districts in the U.S., the 15th, but its wide variety of neighborhoods also include the affluent, such as middle to upper income neighborhoods like Riverdale, Fieldston, Spuyten Duyvil, Schuylerville, Pelham Bay, Pelham Gardens, Morris Park and Country Club. [...]