The NYT names the South Bronx as a top destination for 2017

Not sure where to go for your next exotic vacation? Well, according to the New York Times, you may want to consider a location that most wealthy New Yorkers have never set foot in: The South Bronx.

The Travel section published their “52 Places to Go in 2017” list this week, in which they provide us with “ideas” for “getaways to explore this year.” Among the more predictable locales — Zermatt, Switzerland, Dubrovnik, Croatia, and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia — the Times editors sprinkled in some more, ahem, unusual offerings like Detroit, Kazakhstan, Minneapolis (that one may actually be the most confusing of all) and of course the South Bronx.

So why should someone take the D train up to the Bronx for their next vacay? Apparently, “things are turning around” in the neighborhood, thanks to lots of “artisanal coffee shops, galleries and boutiques,” a “Neapolitan pizzoteca” and the promise of more gentrifying treasures like the imminent Bruckner Market food hall and a riverfront hotel. The accompanying photo to the piece shows an industrial-chic street with a coffee shop on it, and the caption helpfully explains that it is possible to buy “filtered Coffee in Mott Haven.”

Honey, cancel our tickets to St. Barths!