Negative Bronx stereotypes are so 1990. Did you know that the Bronx has a lower murder rate than both Washington D.C. and Boston? Check it out here. There’s a lot going on and a lot of hidden gems that most New Yorkers and even most Bronxites don’t even know about. The Bronx Socialite aims to cover these topics, so please do not hesitate to comment with events for me to cover/attend.
As for me, I’ve lived in the Bronx 20 of my 23 years on this Earth. The first three were spent in Queens, don’t hold it against me.
I also have one of those fancy journalism degrees, so there’s that too.
P.S. I solemnly promise not to use the phrases “the boogie down” and “the bronx is burning” or any pun or cliche that might allude to those tired phrases and ideologies.
P.P.S. I would also like to give credit where credit is due! I thought of the name for this blog after visiting and writing a profile on the wonderful PeaceLove Cafe in the Melrose section of the Bronx, which sadly closed after damage it sustained during Hurricane Irene.