Saturday, October 25, 2008

Crotona Park on the Come Up

This week's "Living In" feature in the NY Times profiles Crotona Park East.

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!


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