Well I'm happy to inform you that the The Bronx is not ‘burning’, and that there is no such thing as gangs appearing from nowhere to take you hostage as they show in the Hollywood movies. These naysayers are misinformed and for the most part not even Bronxites, they try to capture your fear and turn it into media dollars, with a self-assigned upper hand in spreading ‘Bronx Noir’ tales from the dark side about our Borough.
Yes, we had a tough few decades from the 1960's through the 1980's, that's common and accurate knowledge, a lot of the Bronx went through a period of destruction, deterioration and urban flight; well it seems as if Hollywood and some people who wish to maintain this negative image of the Bronx continue to spread untruths about our Borough. We are not yet perfect, and even that is part of our current beauty and uniqueness; we still have roads to cross, for example, we used to be considered the poorest Borough in the Congressional district of the US but now that is changing for the better.
if you still remember when President Jimmy Carter, bringing worldwide attention standing in front of empty lots of burned down Bronx buildings, or if anyone recalls the famous Howard Cosell may he rest in peace, when he stated the famous Bronx quote: "There it is, Ladies and Gentlemen" "The Bronx is Burning" during Yankee Game 2 of the 1977 World Series game, those have stayed in the minds of many people and is understandable but now our Borough has gone through a major gentrification. It's unique beauty has been captured by our Bronx Historical Tours® I will tell you more about it on my Bronx Tours and expand on the unique History of The Bronx. Give us the opportunity to show you our Beautiful and unique Bronx. Make a pledge in the New Year to visit us, whether with me, your Bronx Tour guide, or on your own. Help us change the negative stereotype of our Borough by seeing it for yourself, then telling others about us; our Arts, Music, Culture, Museums, Academics, National Landmark Cemetery, historic and modern Architecture, Sports Venue, Historical Landmarks & Mansions, our vast variety of delicious and reasonable priced ethnic foods, ethnic neighborhoods and so on.
Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year, may you have peace, love, health and happiness, Hoping to get the opportunity to show you our Borough from the eyes of a Bronx native.
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