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A Brief History of the Bronx: From First Settlers to Modern Megaprojects

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From its earliest settlements to the megaprojects of the present day

Though it's only been a part of Greater New Yorker (otherwise known as the five boroughs) since 1898, the Bronx has a much longer history than that—one that goes way further back than when Henry Hudson famously landed on New York's shores in the 17th century. (Heck, the New York Botanical Garden has a forest that's thousands of years old on its grounds.) If you're not familiar with the history of the borough beyond the Yankees and the birth of hip-hop, allow us to school you with this in-no-way-comprehensive timeline outlining the Bronx's fascinating, tumultuous, past.