That's right...the BoogieDowners have left the BoogieDown. There will be some Bronxites who will be sad to see us go, and some others who would have most likely shown up on moving day to cheer as we loaded the truck.
Whatever camp you find yourself in, we're sure you're a bit curious as to why we're leaving the Bronx. The situation is quite simple really...we would like to be closer to family so that we can get a little bit of help as we raise the kiddos. We have family on Long Island, so Queens seems to make sense for us as 1) it is a lot cheaper than most of LI and 2) we won't have to burn up the EZ Pass on the Throgs Neck and Whitestone Bridges quite so much as we currently do.
There have been a few people who have asked us if we'll continue to blog on BoogieDowner once we leave. No, we will no longer be involved with the blog. Many people took issue with the fact that we started a blog about the Bronx when we weren't born and raised here. We cannot begin to imagine the backlash there would be if we were blogging about a borough that we didn't even live in! BoogieDowner will live on though. We have found someone who loves the Bronx just as much as we do who will pick up where we will be leaving off. Enter Gregory Tsougranis, lifelong Bronxite and realtor extraordinaire. Greg has been a dedicated sponsor and longtime supporter of BoogieDowner. So look for some style changes on the ole BD, but the mission shall remain the same: to be an honest and optimistic forum for Bronx discussion, cheerleading, and information.
So, in closing, here are a few things we will miss, and some we will not, about life in the BoogieDown:
--The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx Zoo, Arthur Avenue, Mosholu Parkway, City Island, and a host of other great areas of the Bronx that we frequented often with the kids.
-- The hard-working community leaders that make Bedford Park one of the best hidden secrets in the Bronx -- Barbara Stronczer and the awesome members of the Bedford Mosholu Community Assocation and Fernando Tirado, District Manager of CB7.
-- Patty B.
-- Our building. With the exception of one notable disgraced ex-Senator, Bainbridge House is home to a bunch of good eggs.
-- Great neighbors like the Von Shuffs.
We will NOT miss...
-- The non-profit mafia group-think of the Northwest Bronx.
-- Taking the Major Deegan and Bronx River Parkway to access the wide variety of fresh, affordable groceries that is available in Westchester, but absent in the Bronx.
-- Dog poop.
-- Answering to lunatics like Anthony Rivieccio.
Let the love and hate comments begin...
Over and out,
ErLu, The BoogieDowners