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Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Open since the end of the 19th-century, this world-class zoo—at 265 acres, one of the largest on the globe—is home to animals from the far reaches of the planet, including several endangered species and many now thriving rescues. While the idea of keeping animals in captivity can be troubling, we take comfort in the almost true to life quality of the animal’s habitats, and the fact that the zoo contributes to important research and the protection of wild animals.
ABC Carpet & Home Outlet (Closed)
1055 Bronx River Ave., Bronx
Each level—antiques, contemporary furniture, lighting. and accessories—looks like a page ripped out of an interior design magazine. You can call and make an appointment with a sales associate who will walk you through everything you need to decorate your home, or simply spend a few hours browsing their tastefully jam-packed floors. The best part? At ABC, health, sustainability and the environment are a part of the ethos, thus organic upholstery and wood sourced from sustainable sources are available. The outlet in the Bronx has some pretty incredible deals.
New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Outdoor gardens are social-distancing gold. Particularly with timed tickets, which is how the NYBG will reopen to the public on July 28. Hop online to reserve an hour of fresh air and a little adventure, or bring the joy of the garden into your home (with a bit of learning baked in) via an online mini camp for kids in grades three through five. The camp is two hours of live Zooming with NYBG educators and combines creative nature discovery and healthy cooking projects—making it perfect for kids whose attention span taps out after too much online engagement. The website is also stacked with online resources and downloadable activities to do at home.
Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Open since the end of the 19th-century, this world-class zoo—at 265 acres, one of the largest on the globe—is home to animals from the far reaches of the planet, including several endangered species and many now thriving rescues. While the idea of keeping animals in captivity can be troubling, we take comfort in the almost true to life quality of the animal's habitats, and the fact that the zoo contributes to important research and the protection of wild animals.
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