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Spotlight On.....  Top Ten Bronx Trivia!

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The Bronx Rox Top Ten Trivia of Cool Stuff:

Did You Know....

  1. Both Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren were born in The Bronx
  2. The Bronx is the only part of New York City that is almost entirely situated on the North American mainland
  3. The Bronx has had a democratic Borough President since 1966. Currently, it is Ruben Diaz, Jr.
  4. Penny Marshall, better known as Laverne DeFazio from the hit comedy show, Laverne and Shirley was raised right here in the Bronx and lived on the Grand Concourse.
  5. The Founder of Macy's, Rowland H. Macy, the founder of J.C. Penney, James Cash Penney, Irving Berlin, Miles Davis and Duke Elington are all buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.
  6. Pelham Bay Park, located in the Bronx, is over 3x bigger than Central Park - making the Bronx the city's greenest borough!
  7. In 1919, the Bronx was the site of 63 piano factories employing more than 5,000 workers.
  8. In 1937, 592,185 Jews lived in The Bronx (43.9% of the borough's population)!
  9. In 2016, the Bronx saw a record $3.3BILLION in real estate investment. The Bronx is Booming Baby!
  10. THE BRONX ROX!

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