Tag: The Bronx

Gary Weis‘ entire 1979 documentary about African American and Puerto Rican gangs in the South Bronx in the ’70s is available to watch in its entirety on YouTube. The film, called

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This is fantastic! The MTA has posted some photos of the newly renovated East 180th Street Subway Station in the Bronx. The station serves the 2/5 trains and was originally built in 1912 as part of the defunct New York, Westchester & Boston Railway. Look at how clean this is! More photos inside!

This video is from the Modica family showing a home video they shot of Freedomland Amusement Park in The Bronx circa 1963. According to Wikipedia, this place was centered around US-history as its theme and closed promptly a year after this video was shot because it failed to make a profit.


Good news from NYCGov: The restoration of NYC’s oldest bridge (first opened in 1848 and then closed in the 1970s) has begun as of this past weekend. The work will cost an estimated $61 million and will once again connect Manhattan with the Bronx where the Highbridge Pool and Recreation Center are located. The work […]