South Bronx rounds out New York Times’ list of 2017’s hot destinations - Metro US

South Bronx rounds out New York Times’ list of 2017’s hot destinations

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The filtered coffee in the South Bronx should be a world attraction, according to the New York Times.

In the newspaper’s list of “52 Places to Go in 2017,”the rough hewn home of the Yankees ranked among breathtaking and exotic destinations such as the semi-secret moss blanketed Ryukyu Islands of Japan, Madagascar, and Minneapolis.

For those seeking an authentic, daring cultural experience, now might be the time check out the South Bronx, because another year of bourgeois businesses cropping up could potentially change the landscape,as the Times describes.

“Since the 1970s, the South Bronx has suffered in reality and reputation. But things are turning around. (Though crime is still an issue in the area, numbers are way down from heights in the early ’90s.),” the piece explains.

The area has awoken in the last year with artisanal coffee shops, galleries and boutiques, trendy restaurants such as Milk Burger, the Times points out. Other more upscale places landing in 2017 include the Bruckner Market and a rooftop beer garden and brewery.

Other incoming attractions will accommodate potential tourists: a riverfront hotel by Somerset Partners and Latin-inspired restaurants from chef Douglas Rodriguez.

The Times also invited locals to share their favorite spots in the South Bronx, drawing in such suggestions as St. Mary’s Park for a stroll and Mott Haven Bar & Grill.

The Bronx in general has been heating up on the residential market too. A recent study from PropertySharknamed Kingsbridge the hot neighborhood for2017.

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