Friday, February 19, 2010

Round'em Up

Here are some Bronx-related stories which we've rounded up for you, our lovely readers, while trolling the interweb with our horse and lasso this fine morning:

Thanks to the New York Times' Lens column, a woman has found a Vietnam vet who hails from the Bronx...She's been protecting Lance Cpl. Edwin Marrero's family photographs since the war. [New York Times]

How the new ice skating rink housed in the former Concourse Plaza Hotel came to be [New York Times]

Fans of Black 47, an Irish rock band who found their footing playing gigs in the BoogieDown early on in their career, will be happy to know that the band's frontman, Larry Kirwan, will be releasing a novel entitled 'Rockin' the Bronx' next Tuesday...The band also has a new album coming out March 2nd. []

Floridians who hail from the BoogieDown gather to reminisce and participate in Bronx-related trivia each month [The Villages Daily Sun]

The college hoops teams of two coaches who hail from the Bronx will face off this weekend []


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