What’s the Difference? Bronx vs. Brooklyn

What’s the Difference? Bronx vs. Brooklyn

New York City is a bustling epicenter of crossing cultures. Whether it’s the diverse, ever-present wave of tourists passing through or all the different types of people who call the streets of New York City home, it’s buzzing with vibrant life. When it comes to dividing up and naming the area, the energetic city is split into the famous New York boroughs. There are five county-level administrative divisions: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens. It can be confusing to know which is which, and what exactly makes them unique, so continue reading on to learn specifically about the difference between The Bronx and Brooklyn. They are both boroughs, but are definitely not the same thing. Contact us here at Ray Catena Lexus of Larchmont with any NYC questions.

The Bronx

In 1914, The Bronx was the last added borough to what is officially recognized as the divisions by the state. This area is the northernmost borough (south of Larchmont by about 20 minutes), unofficially regarded as an extension of upper Manhattan because geographically that is quite literally where it resides. But culturally, it can feel quite similar to Manhattan, which is known for Times Square, skyscrapers, and it’s incredibly dense population.
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What to do in The Bronx

The Bronx is famous for its Co-Op City, the largest cooperative-owned space in America. This division is also home to the famous and iconic Yankee Stadium, the largest urban zoo, The Bronx Zoo, and the gorgeous New York City Botanical Gardens.


Geographically, Brooklyn is not too far from the Bronx. It sits somewhat southwest of The Bronx, though not as far southwest as Staten Island— it bustles on the western half of Long Island, just under Queens. Within every borough there are countless additional neighborhoods, and Brooklyn is famous for the diversity within its neighborhoods. While the Bronx is more downtown and city-like, Brooklyn is known for its enriched cultural influences, art scene, and independent, entrepreneurial spirit.

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What to Do in Brooklyn

Brooklyn encompasses the shoreline that is home to the well-known Coney Island, famous for its hot dogs and early-American amusements. Per the lively art scene, Brooklyn also has very iconic architecture throughout the borough with legendary buildings like the Brooklyn Brownstones that line the neighborhood streets.

Learn More About NYC from Ray Catena Lexus

Here at Ray Catena Lexus, we love The Bronx, Brooklyn, and all the diverse parts that make this city buzz. As a long-standing area car dealership, we are happy to help answer any questions you may have about this world-class city, or any questions you have about how to get around it.

If you live in the Larchmont area and are looking for a new vehicle to get around Brooklyn or The Bronx, or even a vehicle for road trips to upstate New York, we can help connect you to the right car for you. Stop in today to test drive or get a head start and apply for financing online.

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