Even as a relative newcomer to the Bronx, this strikes me as one hell of a great article.
Here are two powerful excerpts which sum up the theme of the piece:
"To love the Bronx is to love it when it is down, and yes, it was battered and staggering 20 years ago. But the beauty — yes, beauty — of that era was that people decided to stay and make it work. A generation of grass-roots leaders had stepped forward to spur the borough’s turnaround." [NY Times, David Gonzalez]
"If there is greatness here, it is not only in a baseball dynasty. It is found in the stubborn refusal of residents to give up on their neighborhood. The Yankees’ neighborhood. The South Bronx." [NY Times, David Gonzalez]
BoogieDowner is grateful to all those Bronxites who have been part of the resurgence of this beautiful borough.