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.
Hello Bronx Writers!
We’ll be clearing out our former space in the basement of the Westchester Square New York Public Library this Saturday, August 16, from 12pm-3pm. We’ll be giving away tables, desks, chairs and lots of books! Come take them away…
And then around the corner at 4pm a special book presentation…read below.
“City Island, the charming and remote nautical community located in the northeast corner of the Bronx, has been a popular tourist destination for years. Crowds throng to its seafood restaurants to feast on crabs, shrimp, fried smelts, and Piña Coladas, while admiring its historic Victorian architecture and small-town vibe.
The Mall At Bay Plaza Opened Today — And It’s Gorgeous; Bronx Residents No Longer Have To Go To Westchester or Manhattan
The first indoor mall to be constructed in New York City in 40 years has finally opened and The Mall at Bay Plaza in the Baychester/Co-op City neighborhoods of The Bronx does not disappoint.
The first ever Bronx Fashion Week is quickly approaching and in order to celebrate with you all, we are giving away three free pairs of VIP tickets to the 3 day, star-studded event!
The event will be hosted by such celebrities like Bronx Culinary Ambassador extraordinaire Baron Ambrosia and Jo Lance, a photographer and creative director as well as one of the judges for Mexico’s Next Top Model. VH1 will be filming an episode with the Mob Wives at Bronx Fashion Week on Friday September 5th and Oprah’s O Magazine will be covering the event on Saturday September 6th — and that’s just a sneak peak at what we have in store for you!
Bronx born Hollywood legend, Lauren Bacall passed away today at the age of 89 duration a stroke, according […]
Welcome2TheBronx has learned via The Art Newspaper that the Bronx Museum is currently in talks with Cuba for a major exhibition for Havana’s 2015 Biennial. This would be the first time that a United States museum would exhibit in Cuba.
41 Years Ago Today, Hip Hop Was Born at 1520 Sedgwick Ave In The Bronx, Forever Changing Music History
No matter what anyone says, The Bronx is the birthplace of Hip Hop…heck, even NYC Parks and Recreations knows this! Check out the cool historical video below: