Welcome to the Bronx!
This site started out as a labor of love and an extension of welcome2melrose.com which was my first blog that I started almost 4 years ago in September 2009.
Just as that site was started because I was unhappy with mainstream media’s negative coverage of Melrose and the South Bronx, welcome2thebronx.com became a vehicle to challenge the overall negative perception of our wonderful borough.
This negative perception is not just a local or regional phenomenon but a global wide issue.
The Bronx is beautiful and truly a wonderful place with such rich history and culture that I’m proud to say that I love The Bronx. I want to share that world with you and love to read your comments on the issues of the day that challenge us as a community.
Since we began our journey, Welcome2TheBronx and Editor and Founder, Ed García Conde have been quoted in the mainstream media over 200 times including dozens in The New York Times, New York Daily News, appearances on NY1, News12 The Bronx, and dozens of more.
In 2015, we were awarded the Grassroots Preservation Friend in Media Award by New York City’s Historic District Council.
The people, the natural beauty and history all are my muses to continue to so what I love doing. Thank you for allowing me to share this experience with you and I look forward to a continued shared experience with all.
Ed García Conde