Streams

Boulevard of Dreams

Monday, December 28, 2009

Constance Rosenblum, the longtime editor of the New York Times’ City section, discusses the Grand Boulevard and Concourse, known simply as the Grand Concourse, a four-mile stretch of road through the center of the West Bronx. Her book Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope Along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx describes how the Grand Concourse has been a witness to the changing face of the Bronx, and New York City, for a century.

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Constance Rosenblum,

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Comments [9]

DAVID D from GERARD AVE &165ST

Edward,

You are right about the windows and the pope also came to Yankee Stadium when I was a young boy if my memory serves me right.

Jan. 03 2010 07:09 PM
DAVID D from GERARD AVE &165ST

EDWARD TO ME CO-OP CITY WAS THE START OF THE DOWNFALL. GROWING UP ON GERARD AVE WAS A LOT OF FUN. LOVED ALL THE STREET GAMES. EARL MOVIE THEATER, ADDIE VALLINS, G&R BAKERY AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. IT WOULDN'T BE RIGHT NOT TO MENTION THE ROXY DELI.

Jan. 03 2010 07:03 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

truth, I was just expanding on your initial truthful comment.

Dec. 28 2009 02:52 PM
the truth! from BKNY

yeah. what i said eddie

Dec. 28 2009 02:33 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Jimmy Carter was as successful with the South Bronx as he was with Iran, Inflation, Interest Rates...

Dec. 28 2009 02:01 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

I remember that the Pope came to New York City and because there were so many burned out buildings with missing windows in the Bronx, viewable from the Cross Bronx Expressway, that fake inserts with painted window shades and potted plants were placed in the empty window frames to make things look better than they were.

Dec. 28 2009 01:55 PM
the truth! from BKNY

Jimmy Carter went to the S.Bronx in 1977....no one has ventured in or taken an interest since. sad

Dec. 28 2009 01:54 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Any comments on the effect of Co-Op city on the Bronx and the Grand Concouse?

Dec. 28 2009 01:49 PM
Jerry from Elmhurst

How did someone who grew up in Middletown, NY become interested in the Bronx?

Dec. 28 2009 01:46 PM

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