But recently the fun and water games turned tragic. Two teenagers drowned this weekend swimming in an off-limits part of the river just outside the Bronx Zoo, near 180th St. Check out the story and the histroy of the river in the NYTimes. And check back with Planet Harmony on the swimming proficiency gap between black and white kids.
Photo April from 1984, Bronx, New York, New York, USA — An abandoned, wrecked car sits partly submerged in the Bronx River below a bridge in New York. — Image by © Bob Krist/CORBIS