Bronx Week, a 12-day festival that dates back to the 1970s, puts the spotlight on the City’s northernmost borough. Visitors can enjoy a parade, a variety of smaller festivals and live music performances, and take a unique trolley tour that highlights the arts and culture of the South Bronx. At each year’s festival several Bronxites are inducted into the borough’s Walk of Fame, which stretches along Grand Concourse and now includes plaques honoring R&B star Luther Vandross and middleweight boxer Jake LaMotta.
In a city of islands, the Bronx stands out as NYC's emissary to the mainland. Perhaps that attachment to the rest of the continent is what's responsible for the Bronx's distinctive flavor and its quiet charisma. No matter the origins of its charms, each year, the City comes together to give the home of hip-hop (not to mention the Yankees and the finest assortment of art deco apartment buildings in the world) its due. Bronx Week, a tradition for more than 40 years, celebrates the borough with a parade, festivals, live music, a unique trolley tour and, of course, the induction of the latest additions to the Bronx Walk of Fame.
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