Many of you have heard about the Bronx Trolley that was shuttling thankful tourists and Manhattanites up from the City at Seventh Avenue and 53rd Street in Midtown and over to several well-worn spots on the Bronx tourist trail - the zoo, the Bronx Botanical Gardens, Little Italy, etc. (That was how several of my friends made their first foray into our borough - they said the trolley was packed to the gills and everyone had a great time). Sadly it appears that the tanking economy may have put a kabosh on this weekly Saturday event. (Fingers crossed that this is only a temporary situation).
However - good news! The Bronx Culture Trolley seems to have been spared a similar fate. It appears that it again will start to clang, clang, clang down the streets of Bronx every first Wednesday of the month. So, save the date for this week. The tours leave at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. from Hostos Community College (reception at 5:00) and this week will stop at several cultural hot spots of the South Bronx. (Advance reservations suggested). Have fun! I might even see you there! Here's some serious praise from the Daily News proclaiming the Bronx Culture Trolley the best of any borough's.
By Golly, Our Trolley is the Best!
There is also a great Bronx Trolley tour for the those who want a more seaside adventure. Trolleys to tour City Island and the Pell-Bartow House run every first Friday and start at the Pelham Bay Park 6-train stop (end of the line). Click HERE for more information
Judy Garland "Meet Me In St. Louis" photo courtesy of www.moma.org