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Welcome2TheBronx Mourns The Loss of Bronxite, Mass Transit Advocate, & One of Our Contributors, John Rozankowski, PhD

Welcome2TheBronx Mourns The Loss of Bronxite, Mass Transit Advocate, & One of Our Contributors, John Rozankowski, PhD

John Rozankowski, PhD pictured in 2005 battling against Forest City Ratner's plan for  the Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn.  / Original Image from Develop, Don't Destroy Brooklyn. Image Text by Welcome2TheBronx.com

John Rozankowski, PhD pictured in 2005 battling against Forest City Ratner’s plan for the Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. / Original Image from Develop, Don’t Destroy Brooklyn. Image Text by Welcome2TheBronx.com

This morning I woke up to the news that Brooklyn born but Bronx bred and Bedford Park resident of our borough for 58 years, John Rozankowski, PhD, passed away suddenly from natural causes.

Jo…

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Italian Bakery Palombo to Replace Burger King Near Yankee Stadium | DNAinfo

Italian Bakery Palombo to Replace Burger King Near Yankee Stadium | DNAinfo

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Good riddance to a fast food joint in the South Bronx

Great news for the South Bronx! Italian Bakery Palombo is coming to 161st Street and will replace Burger King on Walton Avenue!

DNAinfo reports:

“The cafe, which has been on Arthur Avenue for several years, aims to open on East 161st Street and Walton Avenue by next Easter, according to building property manager Paul Mingrino. He said that…

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Soccer Stadium Not Coming to The Bronx? Team Owners Now Scouting Site In Queens

Soccer Stadium Not Coming to The Bronx? Team Owners Now Scouting Site In Queens

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First NYCFC signing David Villa. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Hasta la vista, Manchester City Football Club Soccer Stadium in The Bronx?

A little over a year ago, without any community engagement, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr wrote a letter to the president of Major League Soccer stating that, “The Bronx would be the perfect home for a new professional soccer franchise. I am ready to work with…

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Landmark Banknote Building of Hunts Point Sells for $114 Million; 2nd Major Landmark Property In The Bronx To Sell This Month

Landmark Banknote Building of Hunts Point Sells for $114 Million; 2nd Major Landmark Property In The Bronx To Sell This Month

The Banknote building as of July 2014 / ©welcome2thebronx.com

The Banknote building as of July 2014 / ©welcome2thebronx.com

Less than two weeks ago it was announced that the landmark Bronx General Post Office was sold to YoungWoo & Associates(the price tag has yet to be published on ACRIS or disclosed) and now today it was announced that the landmark Banknote Building of Hunts Point has sold to firms Madison Marquette and Perella Weinberg for a whopping…

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Breaking News: YoungWoo & Associates To Restore Bronx General Post Office To Former Glory; Restore Historic Ben Shahn Murals

Breaking News: YoungWoo & Associates To Restore Bronx General Post Office To Former Glory; Restore Historic Ben Shahn Murals

Two of the Thirteen Ben Shahn murals that will be restored and preserved along with the lobby of the Bronx General Post Office / ©welcome2thebronx.com

Two of the Thirteen Ben Shahn murals that will be restored and preserved along with the lobby of the Bronx General Post Office / ©welcome2thebronx.com

YoungWoo & Associates, who last week purchased the landmark and historic Bronx General Post Office on the Grand Concourse and 149th Street in Melrose, have unveiled their preliminary plans for 150,000 square foot edifice.

In a press release issued…

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Great American Hero: Battalion Chief Orio Palmer One of 156 From The Bronx Who Lost Their Lives on 9/11

Great American Hero: Battalion Chief Orio Palmer One of 156 From The Bronx Who Lost Their Lives on 9/11

Chief Orio J. Palmer, pencil drawing by his mother, Mrs Agnes Palmer / Image Courtesy Cara Art Studio

Chief Orio J. Palmer, pencil drawing by his mother, Mrs Agnes Palmer / Image Courtesy Cara Art Studio

Battalion Chief Orio Palmer; husband, son, brother, father.

Never forget.

13 years, and 2,977 lives later, those of us old enough to remember that day, will never forget what we were doing when we first heard or saw what was happening.

I was working at an ad agency (where two colleagues lost…

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Yet Another Luxury Hotel Coming To The South Bronx

Yet Another Luxury Hotel Coming To The South Bronx

335 Grand Concourse / Via YIMBY

335 Grand Concourse / Via YIMBY

While the well-established and world-renowned Marriott Hotel chain seems to be having problems and delay after delay in opening its first Bronx hotel in the East Bronx, developers are taking advantage of the transportation rich neighborhoods of Melrose and Mott Haven.

Welcome2TheBronx has just learned from our friends over at YIMBY that plans have been filed for…

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Join Welcome2TheBronx For: ¡FUEGO! A Townhall Discussion About the Burning of the Bronx

Join Welcome2TheBronx For: ¡FUEGO! A Townhall Discussion About the Burning of the Bronx

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Join Welcome2TheBronx and a roster of distinguished folks this Friday, September 12th to talk about the burning years of The Bronx.  Event description is as follows:

A panel discussion about the tragic events and misguided policies that almost led to the complete destruction of a major U.S. city and the residents who decided to stay and fight to re-claim their neighborhoods and brought them back…

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EXCLUSIVE: Pictures of Laura Prepon On Set of Orange Is The New Black On City Island, The Bronx!

EXCLUSIVE: Pictures of Laura Prepon On Set of Orange Is The New Black On City Island, The Bronx!

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‘Alex Vause’ played by Laura Prepon stands outside Pelham Cemetery on City Island / ©Elena Mamarrazi Marrero for Welcome2TheBronx.com


Welcome2TheBronx has obtained EXCLUSIVE pictures of Monday’s filming of Orange Is The New Black. 

Laura Prepon who’s name was made famous on ‘That 70’s Show’ and resurged to fame in the Emmy winning Netflix Original Series, ‘Orange Is The New Black‘ was in The…

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Bronx Street Art Tour This Sunday By MCNY Tours & TAG Public Arts Project

Bronx Street Art Tour This Sunday By MCNY Tours & TAG Public Arts Project

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Take a Bronx Street Art Tour and visit the latest TAG Public Arts Project outdoor murals. This special Tour grants visitors an insider’s view of the sites and details of the artist, The process used and country of origin. We share the history and community/business that serves as a backdrop for this unique art form.
Tour the finest TAG Public Arts Project murals, A street gallery of artists from…

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