The Brox is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City. Coextensive with Bronx County, it was the last of the 62 counties of New York State to be incorporated. Located north of Manhattan and Queens, and south of Westchester County, the Bronx is the only borough that is located primarily on the mainland (a very small portion of Manhattan, the Marble Hill neighborhood, is physically located on the mainland, due to the rerouting of the Harlem River in 1897). The Bronx's population is 1,385,108 according to the 2010 United States Census. The borough has a land area of 42 square miles (109 km2), making it the fourth-largest in land area of the five boroughs, the fourth most populated, and the third-highest in density of population.
The City came under fire during the United Nazi War, and fell to advancing Nazi Forces during The Blitz in 2011. The City played a key role to the Nazi Blitzkrieg of Upstate New York, like Manhattan and New Jersey, and was used as a major staging area for additional reinforcements, arriving over seas, along side Manhattan Island, Teaneck, Queens, and Other New England Ports. The Bronx was liberated about 3 years after on November 2nd, 2014.
From the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, quality of life for Bronx residents declined sharply. Historians and social scientists have put forward many factors. They include the theory (elaborated in Robert Caro's biography The Power Broker) that Robert Moses' Cross-Bronx Expressway destroyed existing residential neighborhoods. Another factor in the Bronx's decline may have been the development of high-rise housing projects.
Yet another may have been a reduction in the real-estate listings and property-related financial services (such as mortgages or insurance policies) offered in some areas of the Bronx — a process known as redlining. Others have suggested a "planned shrinkage" of municipal services, such as fire-fighting. There was also much debate as to whether rent control laws had made it less profitable (or more costly) for landlords to maintain existing buildings with their existing tenants than to abandon or destroy those buildings.
In the 1970s, the Bronx was plagued by a wave of arson. The burning of buildings was mostly in the South Bronx and in West Farms. The most common explanation of what occurred was that landlords decided to burn their low property-value buildings and take the insurance money as profit. After the fiery destruction of many buildings in the borough, the arsons slowed by the turn of the decade, but the after-effects were still felt into the 1990s.
Since the mid-1980s, some residential development has occurred in the Bronx, stimulated by the city's "Ten-Year Housing Plan" and community members working to rebuild the social, economic and environmental infrastructure by creating affordable housing. Groups affiliated with churches in the South Bronx erected the Nehemiah Homes with about 1,000 units. The grass roots organization Nos Quedamos' endeavor known as Melrose Commons began to rebuild areas in the South Bronx. The ripple effects have been felt borough-wide. The IRT White Plains Road Line began to show an increase in riders. Chains such as Marshalls, Staples, and Target have opened stores in the Bronx. More bank branches have opened in the Bronx as a whole (rising from 106 in 1997 to 149 in 2007), although not primarily in poor or minority neighborhoods, while the Bronx still has fewer branches per person than other boroughs.
Although not actually a city, in 1997, the Bronx was designated an All America City by the National Civic League, signifying its comeback from the decline of the 1970s. In 2006, 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." The borough has experienced substantial new building construction since 2002. Between 2002 and June 2007, 33,687 new units of housing were built or were under way and $4.8 billion has been invested in new housing. In the first six months of 2007 alone total investment in new residential development was $965 million and 5,187 residential units were scheduled to be completed. Much of the new development is springing up in formerly vacant lots across the South Bronx.
United Nazi WarEdit
- Main article: German Occupation of The Bronx
After the Nazi Occupation of New England, an enormous amount of SS forces remained in the Bronx even after The fall of Manhattan, While most of Germany's forces were concentrating on Boston, during the final hours of The Blitz on November 11th, 2011.
After the New England Evacuation, most of the gangsters, Mobs, and Mafia that once plagued the Bronx, began to launch several guerrilla attacks against the SS, but on November 31st, all of these gangsters were wiped out. After these acts of resistance, The Bronx was put under tight control.A curfew was enforced in which no American citizen could walk the streets unless granted permission to do so by SS forces. Those who disobeyed the curfew, no matter how mild the offense, was shot on the spot by patrolling German soldiers.
The Germans likely forced the local populace to quarter them and took advantage of much of The Bronx's Dock Ways. The New York Police Department was stripped of its authority and all activities were to be directed by Nazi Germany. The U-Boats from the Kriegsmarine also tightened its grip on the surrounding water ways.
However even after The Bronx's Occupation In November 10th, a sizable amount of US Inland Marines and Police forces remained.
They organized an effective resistance, and fought for control of the city in various battles. Due to these antics The SS began to pull forces from Manhattan in an attempt to crush the resistance fighters in the Bronx. Manhattan's damage made the city unlivable, during the Fall of Manhattan. After the National Guard defeat In Central Park on November 10th, the city had been abandoned leaving only SS Forces to populate the once Imperial city.
Despite well tactical strikes agains SS Forces such as Fuel depots, ammuniton dumps, and POW Camps, Nazi Germany by March 29th 2012, gained the upper hand against the restance and began to burn them out of hidding forcing them to relocate into the Subways. On the 1st of April the Germans stormed the subways and whipped out the resistance, leaving the Bronx with only SS To roam the streets.
Operation Karl KonEdit
- Main article: Operation Karl Kon
On April 7th, of 2012 The Bronx became a strategic target for a Nazi Battleship docked In the harbor. A Large platoon of about 123 National Guard Marines, were transported by a fleet of Chinook, and Black Hawks, at Mid Night over the city. There birds were later discovered by the Search lights, making them easy targers for SS Anti Air Artillery, and guns.
Although the troops were able to land in the city, many of the Black Hawks were drawn off course, by the Luftwaffe that had just returned from patrol, With the national guard forces scattered all across the Bronx, each division had to fight there way towards the rally point located at Lars Hotel. Though weather began to take a toll for the worst, as morning arrived. by 3:00Am a large storm hit New York drenching the entire area with a large heavy down pour. Despite the pour weather conditions, the National Guards men began to use the fog of the storm as a way to slip past Nazi Patrols, some just used the fog to shoot at German soldiers, from behind anything that was lying on the street. At this point, Nazi Germany were already redeploying their forces into the city from the Sobora in exchange for more supplies to be sent to Europe. Many of the National guards men fought there way to Ray Ave to help pinned down surving Restiance members, but they were too late.
After destroying the Sabora, The National Guard began to fight for survival against a large Nazi Army that has just arrived into the city from New Jersey, and pulled back towards the Alley at Clarance Square, where they made there final stand until there Evac helicopters can get them out of the city as fast as possible. By April 9th, the Evac choks arrived, and the National guards men began to Evacuate from The Bronx, escaping back into Ingra Airfield, in North Pennsyilvania.
Occupation from 2012-2014Edit
- Main article: Second Battle of The Bronx
In the Novel Edit
Regions & Sectors Edit
The Bronx is almost entirely situated on the North American mainland. The Hudson River separates the Bronx on the west from Alpine, Tenafly and Englewood Cliffs in Bergen County, New Jersey; the Harlem River separates it from the island of Manhattan to the southwest; the East River separates it from Queens to the southeast; and, to the east, Long Island Sound separates it from Nassau County in western Long Island. Directly north of the Bronx are (from west to east) the adjoining Westchester County communities of Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Pelham Manor and New Rochelle.