Walking Tour of the Bronx Hub
Event Type: Conference
HNRC is co-sponsoring walking tours with the Municipal Art Society.
Laurence Frommer, HNRC member will lead these tours described below. Please use the links below to register.
The tour is co-sponsored by APA NYM Chapter Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization Committee and the Municipal Art Society
Laurence Frommer, HNRC member, will lead the tour described below. Please use the links to register.
For registration visit: Bronx Hub
Once the “Times Square of the Bronx”, with Laurence Frommer
When: Saturday, October 20, 2:00-4:00 PM
Tickets: Member $20; Non-member: $30
The area where 149th Street intersects with Third, Willis, and Melrose Avenues was once known as “the Times Square of the Bronx” because it served as a hub for transportation, shopping, and cultural sites, including a grand 1910 opera house. Can the “Bronx Hub” be reborn in the 21st century as the center of a new “Downtown Bronx?” As we visit this crossroads of possibilities we will ask: “Why hasn’t the Hub seen as much new development as downtown Jamaica despite its greater proximity to Manhattan?” Are location and substantial infrastructure enough – or are there other important ingredients that must be present for successful redevelopment?