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Jennifer Lopez plays a free show in the Bronx

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Entertainer and mogul Jennifer Lopez said her free concert in the Bronx was really all about coming home and doing a concert for the neighborhood that raised her.

'Jenny from the Block' grew up in nearby Castle Hill.

Residents, however, had voiced big concerns about the free concert in Orchard Beach Park. Wednesday's event drew tens of thousands of people. There was no major gridlock once the show kicked off or after.

Fox 5's Joel Waldman spent time with fans attending the show. They told him they were excited to see Jenny from the Block performing in her home borough.

The City Island Civic Association said the show had the potential to be a traffic nightmare for residents. Particularly Shore Road, the only road into City Island and out. 

But the pop star said there was no need to worry.

"Our crowd is not as big as the July 4th crowd, so don't worry," J-Lo said. "It's not as big as the Memorial Day crowd which is like 50,000 people."

The MTA ran a shuttle bus between Pelham Park 6 line subway station and Orchard Beach beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday until all customers have left the Orchard Beach area.

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