|Bronx Historical Tours||
I had been planning a visit to NYC for over a year, but wanted to do things a bit differently. My father grew up in the Bronx, and I decided I wanted to follow in his footsteps. I had been to my grandparents’ apartment but not to other important locations. I made a list and contacted Alexandra Maruri at Bronx Historical Tours for advice. She was able to propose a personally guided walking tour of the landmarks, sights and important family locations in the Bronx. The price was amazingly reasonable and so away we went. We walked for five hours, during which time I found that she grew up blocks from where my father had. She really knows the Bronx, its history, troubled times and the renewal ahead. I felt she provided me with information better than others might provide and something better - great memories. Highly recommended.
In 2017 New York City hosted 62.8 million visitors generating an economic impact of 45 billon... The next phase for my small business is to launch Sustainable Tourism as a business model, this is a great opportunity to create an economic impact into the Borough and keep the money in The Bronx where it belongs... This business model will continue to support small businesses, help create jobs and add a new industry to the existing job market... My goal is to continue to preserve the existing culture, create a socio-economic impact, cultural heritage and maintain environmentally friendly with a local brand, thank you to @unesco @unescoworldheritage @nyc_dot @mas_nyc @mhhda442 @hdcnyc for the tools and support to accomplish this historic goal...
Future generations will no longer be “Toys 'R’ Us kids,” as the retail giant announces plans to shut down all of its U.S. stores after filing for bankruptcy. Now meet the woman who wrote the iconic jingle for the toy store. Linda Kaplan Thaler wrote the catchy tune with none other than best-selling crime writer James Patterson back in 1982. He was her boss at an ad agency. She showed Inside Edition the original sheet music.
A French photographer's work showing the similarities of Bronx residents and the people of Paris is on display at the Bronx Draft House.
Paris-based photographer Matteo Pellegrinuzzi took a tour of the Bronx in 2015 where he photographed residents.
But he didn't develop the film until six months later when he was back home in France.
Those prints caught the attention of the public library director in Paris who asked Pellegrinuzzi to recreate the portraits with the people of his own neighborhood in La Villette.
His collections were displayed at the Parisian public library in 2016, and now they are on display in the Bronx where it all began.
For two days in early September the photos covered the walls of the Concourse Village restaurant, bringing the artistic journey full-circle.
With big developments in the pipeline and celeb-filled parties, the South Bronx is finally hot.
The New York Times named the South Bronx one of the 52 hottest destinations travelers should plan to visit this year. But for decades, politicians have been promising to fix the South Bronx with fresh waves of development. And during his 1981 campaign, former mayor Ed Koch was no different.
“People think nothing good ever happens in the South Bronx,” Koch says in a 1981 campaign video. “But throughout the South Bronx, new homes are being built.”
After a few scripted-sounding interviews with locals, Koch promises that the “South Bronx is coming back.” Well, he wasn’t wrong.
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