Cool Places To Spend An Afternoon In The Bronx

Cool Places To Spend An Afternoon In The Bronx

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Got a few hours of free time? Here are the best places to spend an afternoon exploring The Bronx.

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    The swimming area was constructed atop a retired barge that bobs in the East River; the seven-lane, 20,000-square-foot pool is so popular that swimmers line up at the gate to be admitted in shifts. -- Time Out New York via Foursquare
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    A stone's throw from the court houses and Bx. museum. Yankee stadium is within earshot. The surrounding architecture is, in and of itself, worth a visit. Open and well maintained. One of the better! -- Harlem Ambassador via Foursquare
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    Van Cortlandt Park is one of the country’s premiere cross country courses. The century-old course tests even the hardiest runners. Follow the 3-mile and 5-mile loops of the Cross Country Running Trail -- NYC Parks via Foursquare
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    Void of Light, a jet black stout, is a must-try, along with anything limited/seasonal. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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    Help restore the Rock Garden! Vote for the Garden in the Partners in Preservation contest, and we have the chance to win part of a $3M grant! nybg.org/vote for full details! -- New York Botanical Garden via Foursquare
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    Visit the Twin Islands in the park's northeastern section near Orchard Beach. Enjoy views of City Island & David's Island in the Long Island Sound, as well as glimpses of New England in the backdrop. -- NYC Parks via Foursquare
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    Pelham Bay Park’s oceanfront is an ideal setting for any group that can’t decide between lazing and exploring. Relax on the beach or get a little more active: canoe, take a tour or go seal watching. -- Time Out New York via Foursquare
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    Relax in July with SummerStage, as it brings live music, dance, and theater to St. Mary's Park. Join us for the largest performing arts festival in New York, free of charge! #summerstage -- SummerStage via Foursquare
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    Don't miss a fresh pour of Summer Pale. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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    The Bronx has a way of taking disparities and turning them into an attraction. You could attribute the odd shapes to the fact that it used to actually be a concrete plant. Creative things on the way! -- Harlem Ambassador via Foursquare
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    It might not be your vision of Wayne Manor, but the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage is Batman’s real birthplace. His creators thought up the caped crusader while sitting on a bench outside the cottage. -- NYC Parks via Foursquare
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    As of 5/23/2011, Claremont Park, along with all other NYC parks, beaches, and pedestrian plazas, is smoke-free! Learn more at www.nycsmokefree.org. -- NYC Smoke-Free via Foursquare
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