Out of Blight, a Step-Up Neighborhood [C.J. Hughes, NY Times]
It's nice to see the media cover the Bronx. And this article paints an honest picture of this hood.
A once truly blighted nabe is stepping back up and harnessing the energy of revitalization sweeping through the Bronx.
Crotona Park East was once a symbol of everything that was negative about the Bronx in the 70s and 80s. For God's sake, Jimmy Carter's famous Charlotte Street photo-op took place in the hood. Now, Crotona Park is on the right trajectory and really becoming a place that its residents can enjoy.
One thing the Times neglected to highlight is that Crotona Park is home to a professional tennis tournament every year. The GHI Bronx Tennis Classic, which takes place in mid-August, usually serves as a tune up for the US Open later on in August. The participants, both men and women, are all internally ranked professionals. Tickets can be had for as little as $10.
In any case, big up Crotona Park East!