xys-t:

I went to the most beautiful part of my neighborhood in the Bronx today.. I saw it when I looked to the left when I saw some sunsetting horizon. It was so serene. Most people don’t associate this borough with “beautiful” or “serene,” but I felt so in tune with my self and with my environment. I…

bronxhipster:

TimeOut New York recently put together a compilation of the “Top Ten Subway Art Installations" that includes a glass mosaic by abstract painter Al Held in the mezzanine at the 51st Street station on the Lexington Avenue line.
Guess which stained glass mosaic is not  included in TimeOut’s list? The magnificent piece designed by Cubist Romare Bearden in the mezzanine of the Westchester Square station on the Lexington Avenue line. But then, it’s in The Bronx, which is clearly not part of TimeOut’s “New York.”

bronxhipster:

TimeOut New York recently put together a compilation of the “Top Ten Subway Art Installations" that includes a glass mosaic by abstract painter Al Held in the mezzanine at the 51st Street station on the Lexington Avenue line.

Guess which stained glass mosaic is not included in TimeOut’s list? The magnificent piece designed by Cubist Romare Bearden in the mezzanine of the Westchester Square station on the Lexington Avenue line. But then, it’s in The Bronx, which is clearly not part of TimeOut’s “New York.”

wanderingnewyork:

Windows, brickwork and sculpture in Fordham Heights.

wanderingnewyork:

Windows, brickwork and sculpture in Fordham Heights.

Just Salad The Bronx wish list

pigeon1959:

Now if the Bronx can have a Just Salad chain. I closest Just Salad I go to is on 83rd Street and Third Ave downtown. Even Brooklyn now has two Just Salad locations. Manhattan of course has a dozen. The Bronx could use one in busy strips like The Hub, Fordham, etc. we have too many Subways, Dunkin Donuts and Kennedy Fried Chicken.

"The Mix Cafe is set to take over a Lincoln Avenue storefront from art gallery The Shoppe. Locals are invited to chip in to help fund the coffee shop."

Mott Haven java joint The Mix Cafe seeks cash jolt to build steam
The team behind the caffeine dream, inspired by West coast coffeehouses, needs about $57,000 to get their beans-ness off the ground.
They’ve worked out a lease with the building’s landlord and now hope to keep the cups of joe flowing full-time.

“We definitely want it to feel like San Francisco coffeehouses or SoHo or Melbourne,” said Colon, 34, a Throggs Neck resident. “We want to bring that aesthetic here.”

The Mix Café team has had a successful trial run inside The Shoppe for a few days this year, hosting a pair of meet-and-greets at the site with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, its owners said.

“People in this neighborhood haven’t had the chance to experience good coffee,” Colon said. “There’s really nothing like this in the Bronx.”

Gatorade | Made in New York ft. Derek Jeter

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wanderingnewyork:

Houses on a street corner in Allerton.

wanderingnewyork:

Houses on a street corner in Allerton.

tinylionroars:

Casual #bronx

tinylionroars:

Casual #bronx

bronxhipster:

Gothamist writes about a proposal linking the Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens waterfronts via a high-speed gondola:

IOW, according to Gothamist’s vision, Hoboken—and even the moon—would be in line ahead of Mott Haven to get a high-speed skyway that links the Bronx neighborhood to East Harlem.

Burger King will leave the building at 103-107 E. 161st St. on Dec. 31, and Palombo signed a 25-year lease on the property, according to Barry Nissen, the real estate broker who put together the deal.

He said he was looking forward to having the cafe, which has several other locations in the borough, in the neighborhood.

"A lot of people in Manhattan and Brooklyn are opening up [other] bakery shops brand new. They have no history," he said. "This company has history."

The cafe’s menu will include cannolis, cakes, pies, pastries and Italian cookies, said Mingrino.

feetin2worlds:

For this #Bronx baker, preserving #Dominican culture through delicious #bizcocho is a sweet American dream #foodin2worlds — story on fi2w.org

Dominican Cake and Ox tails is all I want for my B-day.

feetin2worlds:

For this #Bronx baker, preserving #Dominican culture through delicious #bizcocho is a sweet American dream #foodin2worlds — story on fi2w.org

Dominican Cake and Ox tails is all I want for my B-day.

New Yorker Fact #179

newyorkexplorer:

Getting into a New York City private school is more difficult than getting into college.

rickrosswifey said: I love the Bronx! I first moved to New York two years ago, and first lived in the Bronx before moving to Brooklyn. It's so under rated, I prefer it to Brooklyn hands down! Love seeing your posts makes me miss it so much. Always temps me to move back!

Hey, I remember you! You used to work in Mott Haven lol

If your ever decide to come back, send me a message and I will do my best to help you out.

Anonymous said: Hey I am a local Bronx guy (Woodstock nabe) and love the blog and timely info. Just wanted to know your story, since I didn't see any "about me" option on the site. Thanks. Jay

I’m just a local BX guy myself and wanted to make it easier for people to learn about things happening in the Bronx. I didn’t think anyone would care about my story so I never bothered with it besides a few personal posts.