Watch Rita Moreno Take a Trip To The Bronx; New Bus Service to Speed up Travel Between The Bronx & Queens|Bronx AM Links

10/3/2013 Los Angeles, CA TNT Rita Moreno 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award recipient Photo: Mark Hill
Image Via Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame 10/3/2013 Los Angeles, CA  TNT Rita Moreno 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award recipient
Photo: Mark Hill

Watch Puerto Rican born, Bronx raised Rita Moreno talking about her legacy as she takes a walk through The Bronx with CBS News as she’s set to receive Kennedy Center Honors this Sunday, and a new express SBS bus service to speed up travel between The Bronx and Queens.

Kennedy Center Honoree Rita Moreno on trailblazing legacy

This Sunday, the Puerto Rican Born and Bronx raised legend Rita Moreno will receive The Kennedy Center Honors at the 38th annual event.

CBS writes:

“The 38th annual Kennedy Center Honors will be awarded Sunday evening and broadcast on CBS on December 29th. Over the next few weeks we will introduce you to each of the 2015 honorees, all of whom are being recognized for a lifetime of artistic achievement.

Rita Moreno is one of only 12 performers to have achieved an EGOT by winning the grand slam of show business awards – an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony. Generations remember her for her unforgettable turn as Anita in the 1961 classic West Side Story. But she has had a thriving acting career for the better part of six decades and has been a trailblazer for Latinos in entertainment — a legacy she is most proud of.” – Read the rest over at CBS

Q44 Select Bus Service Rolls Out to Ease Commute Between Queens and Bronx

Select Bus Service on the Q44, aimed at decreasing commuting time betweenJamaica, Flushing and The Bronx, launched Sunday.

The city is hoping to speed up travel for Q44 riders by 15 to 23 percent by having passengers purchase their tickets before boarding buses that use dedicated lanes along certain portions of the 14-mile route, according to the Department of Transportation.

The route, which serves about 42,000 riders on a daily basis, “is a vital inter-borough transit link, connecting the Bronx and Queens,” according to the MTA. It also provides “connections to several subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road” and “connects two thriving commercial neighborhoods in Queens, Flushing and Jamaica.” Read the rest over at DNAinfo

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Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.