THE BRONX, formerly a district comprising several towns in Westchester county, New York, U.S.A., now (since 1898) the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City (q.v.).
Several settlements in the Bronx were made by the English and the Dutch between 1640 and 1650.
Washington prepared to withstand the British behind fortifications on Harlem Heights, but discovering that Howe was attempting to outflank him by landing troops in the rear he retreated to the mainland, leaving only a garrison at Fort Washington, and established a line of fortified camps on the hills overlooking the Bronx river as far as White Plains.
The Zoological Park at Bronx Borough, New York City, opened in 1899, is one of the largest in the world.
MOUNT VERNON, a city of Westchester county, in southeastern New York, U.S.A., on the Bronx river and Eastchester Creek, 13 m.