Significant residential development has occurred since the mid-1980s stimulated by the city's "Ten-Year Housing Plan". This in addition to the 90s job growth and a sharp reduction in crime has steadily risen the quality of life in The Bronx. Signifying its comeback from the decline of the 1970s, in 1997 the Bronx was designated an All America City by the National Civic League. The New York Times reported that "construction cranes have become the borough's new visual metaphor, replacing the window decals of the 1980s in which pictures of potted plants and drawn curtains were placed in the windows of abandoned buildings." Between 2002 and June 2007, 33,687 new housing units were built or were under way and $4.799 billion has been invested in new housing. In the first six months of 2007 alone 5,187 residential units were scheduled to be completed. Chains such as Target, Staples and Marshalls have opened stores in the Bronx.
In 2008, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that the borough's population on July 1, 2007 was 1,373,659, which ranks fourth of the five boroughs. . ( see source )
The Bronx is actually the historic site of Yankee Stadium, and thus a major Baseball community second to none the world over. A area of sport legends real city of nightlife, where brony atheletic types vie for popularity for awaiting ladies of choice at hiden nightlife venues proclaim their sports exploits and showing courtesies to those who wish to enter their various worlds of The Bronx.
Opera, Music, Dance, Theatres, Movies, Multi Media Shows, and possibly the best food on Earth, even if you want it koshered too, is all here too. So here is just taste, view, and gentle reflection of this great city.
This report will be updated once the 2010 census is published.