The Little Italy on Arthur Avenue is here. The New York Yankees and NYCFC, New York City Football Club are here.
The Bronx has many neighborhoods, including:
Concourse, Concourse Village, Crotona Park East, Hunts Point, Jerome Park, Longwood, Melrose, and Mott Haven.
Things To Do in The Bronx
Celebrate Dominican culture and Dominican contributions to the culture of the United States with an awards gala, parade, and after party!
Hip-hop roots go way back, but what is generally considered hip-hop’s birthday was Clive and Cindy Campbell’s “Back to School Jam” block party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in Morris Heights, The Bronx, on August 11, 1973.
Fordham and Concourse, The Bronx
Sunday, July 30, 2023
ORCHARD BEACH PARKING SECTION 5
Pelham Bay Park, The Bronx
Opens Sunday, May 28, 2023
Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx
Central Park, Manhattan
Cunningham Park, Queens
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
St George Theatre, Staten Island
Tuesday-Sunday, June 13-28, 2023
A primer on some of the young Latin artists who are doing incredible work stretching the jazz and classical music canon in New York City.
Mott Haven, The Bronx
Sunday, June 4, 2023
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We Love The Bronx
The Bronx has a reputation from the 1970s, but it’s not like that any more. Now the problem is gentrification.
For the record, we got the blame, but it wasn’t our fault. The Bronx was a place you moved to when your family become middle class. It was moving on up.
The problems started when New York City Commissioner Robert Moses destroyed healthy neighborhoods to build the Cross-Bronx Expressway. The construction divided communities and caused a lot of abandonment. Property owners began burning their own buildings for the insurance money.
The 1970s were fifty years ago. The Bronx is beautiful. It is still a cultural forge.
The Old South Bronx used to be like Harlem or Greenwich Village, a vibrant center of culture. It was a fully integrated place. That’s cool now, but back in the day, some of the powers that be didn’t like that.
Because of its perfect location next to Manhattan, generations ago New York politicians decided they wanted to redevelop the area. But they had one problem ~ the people who live here.
They decided to purposefully make life very hard so we would leave and they could take the land. They cut off city services and prevented landlords from fixing their properties. Landlords ended up burning the whole thing down. It was all blamed on us, of course. That media circus put a stain on the South Bronx, but it is a false characterization. Shame on those who demonize others for their own actions.
Anyway, the people didn’t leave. We stayed. This is home. And now The Bronx is rising again. And ironically, it’s rising, not because of the politicians, The Bronx is rising because of the people who live here.
We ❤️ The Bronx!
The Bronx is over 54% Latin (“Redistricting NYC: Demographic Change and the Hispanic Community” (2022) by Carlos Vargas-Ramos and Jorge R. Soldevila Irizzary of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College. centropr.hunter.edu).
We are mostly Dominican (41%), Puerto Rican (33%), Mexican (10%), Ecuadorian (4%) and Honduran (3%).
Three generations after the “Great Migration” of the 1950s, Puerto Ricans are moving out. Dominicans and Central Americans are moving in.
That’s the immigrant experience. The first generation knows the heritage language and culture. The second knows both. The third generation is fully American.
Never forget where we come from. It’s your superpower. Get as much education as you can. It helps you succeed as an American.
The borough has more space and diverse communities. There is a Garifuna community in Crotona. The Little Italy on Arthur Avenue in Belmont is popular. Fordham has a university. Concourse, the “Champs-Élysées of The Bronx” is busy. Kingsbridge is cool. Riverdale is upscale. Pelham Bay has green space. Mott Haven is gentrifying rapidly because it’s so close to Manhattan.
Concourse Village is the home of the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
Foxhurst is the home of El Maestro cultural center. Facebook @elmaestrobx
Hunts Point is the home of New York City’s food distribution complex.
Jerome Park is the home of Lehman Center at Lehman College.
The Office of the Borough President and Community Boards are the local government. Then there’s the New York City Council and US Representatives.