When Bourdain first entertained the idea of coming to the Bronx in December of last year, Welcome2TheBronx immediately wrote post on how if he did he HAD to do it with Baron Ambrosia! We tweeted Bourdain a number of times.
Baron Ambrosia announced yesterday that the episode will air on October 5th.
Florence was dead. Josh cried at the cemetery. He even said Kiddush, the Jewish prayer for the dead. Josh’s family wasn’t religious. He’d never even been bar-mitzvahed, so saying Kiddush was a lot. Josh later said he’d wanted to do the right thing for his mother.
We went back to his house in New Jersey from the cemetery. Florence’s sister Anna was there, now in her nineties, feeble and almost blind. “Why couldn’t they take me,” she wailed. “She was so good.”
Josh, almost fifty, his eyes puffy from crying, took me down to his basement playroom. “I’m an orphan now, Bobby,” he said, his voice breaking. He’d been holding it in all day except for the time at the cemetery. I hugged him.
This Saturday at The Bronx Writers Center: Pure Bronx With Mark Naison, PhD & Melissa-Castillo-Garsow
We’ve had a great month so far, so make sure not to miss our closing event for the urban fiction novel Pure Bronx this coming Saturday. Come meet other writers and mingle with authors Mark Naison PhD and Melissa Castillo-Garsow. See below…great things coming for the fall!
Last week, NY1 reporter Erin Clark did a series of segments on The Bronx and its growing diversity for NY1′s Bronx Week. Here Clark focuses on the ever growing Bangladeshi community.
Earlier this month, Stephanie Hoina of the Morris Park neighborhood of The Bronx achieved one of her dreams in life: To publish a book.
On August 2nd, Whimsical Publications, LLC released Hoina’s first book, ‘Kissing Atticus Primble’, a coming of age story about a young high school girl named Kathleen who is suddenly confronted with love, romance and all the decisions and consequences that come along with them.
Here’s a brief Q&A we did with Stephanie so take a few minutes to get to know about this awesome Bronx resident and why she embarked on this journey of publishing a book!
The New York Times writes about our friend and author, Martin Kleinman on his move back to The Bronx after being absent for so many decades.
Check out this wonderful story about coming back home.
On Friday, September 5th, Bronx Fashion Week will kick off for the first time in Bronx history. This celebration of fashion will be held at the historic mansion, the Andrew Freedman Home on the Grand Concourse and will be a 3-day event lasting until Sunday the 7th.
Welcome2TheBronx is giving away 3 pairs of VIP tickets giving you access to one (1) of the three evenings, from 5:30PM to 9PM, and here’s what you have to do to win the tickets:
Excerpt from The New York Times:
“Nobody would mistake the municipality of Savsjo for the borough of the Bronx.
Savsjo, surrounded by dense forests in southern Sweden between Stockholm and Malmo, has about 5,000 inhabitants (about one-tenth as many as the Co-op City section of the borough alone, but about 10 times as many as the number of Bronxites who claim Swedish heritage). Its medieval churches date to the 12th century (the oldest existing house in the Bronx was built in 1748). Savsjo’s best-known sports team plays handball, not baseball.
And yet the two localities share one largely forgotten favorite son, whose Swedish heritage has only recently been confirmed: Jonas Bronck.
The following is a guest post by John Rozankowski, PhD
For decades, New York City public policy has encouraged large commercial and residential developments without asking the obvious questions: How will the large numbers of people, which these projects attract, get around? Mass transit was rarely discussed. As a result car dependency has grown dramatically with more traffic gridlock, pollution and fatalities the inevitable result.
As public policy became increasingly environmentally conscious, a punitive attitude against drivers has grown: reduction of traffic lanes, the lowering of speed limits, street bumps, cameras, proposals such as congestion pricing and bridge tolls to make driving more expensive, etc. While the intent of these measures is generally good, they do suggest that driving is somehow “evil” and make drivers the scapegoats.
NY1′s Erin Clark reports on the changing demographics of the Bronx and interviewed yours truly from Welcome2TheBronx on […]
Via Denis Slattery from the Daily News: “South Bronx residents can look forward to a day when their […]
From Bombing Subway Cars To Showcasing Works In Major Museums Globally, Graffiti Legend And Artist Crash To Open Gallery In The Bronx
When you meet John ‘Crash’ Matos, you quickly realize how down to earth and humble he is. 40 years ago he began graffiti bombing subway cars and soon became a major sought after artist and featured in so many galleries and museums throughout the globe, yet none of this seems to have changed his persona.
Now, after all these decades, Crash, one of the members of the world renowned Tats Cru, is putting down some roots in his home borough of The Bronx and opening up a gallery in Port Morris.