About the Bronx
The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York, except Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, the third-most-densely populated county in the United States. If each borough were its own city, the Bronx would rank as the eighth-most populous city in the United States. This borough was named after Faroese-born Jonas Bronck, who established the first settlement in the area. In the 19th century, the Bronx received many immigrant and migrant groups as it was transformed into an urban community. This cultural mix has made this borough the birthplace of hip-hop. The Bronx is also a home to the New York Yankees - an American professional baseball team.