Pedestrian Safety in the Bronx

I love walking. I could walk anywhere if I have a decent pair of shoes and the time to spare. It’s such a great way to get a feel for a neighborhood and of course, the exercise is a plus, too. So when I heard about the Walk Safer NYC accident map I was intrigued. I also am a geek for infographics and data because of this one sociology class I took my freshman year of college. Anyway, the site breaks down the most dangerous intersections in the city, contributing factors of the collisions, vehicle type, and so forth. I learned that the worst intersection in the Bronx is Webster Ave. and East Fordham Road, which I cross at least once a week. 😦 Go on and check out the site and see if there are any of those terrible intersections near you! Let’s advocate together for safer streets for us all.

Walk Safe Map

Advertisements

Connect with Your Neighbors on Shoutloc

It’s almost too stereotypical – the New Yorker who lives in a neighborhood for years upon years, but has no idea who their neighbors are. We like our space, which is fine, but being as nosy as I am, I’m always curious about the people around me – what are they like? why does it always sound like the Tasmanian devil is over for dinner? Countless unanswered questions!

You may not get the answers to all of you burning questions, but now there is a way for you to connect with your neighbors an app called Shoutloc.

Created by Bronxite Leo Gjoni, the app allows neighbors to post information or questions about events happening nearby. For example, planning on hosting a yard sale after you’ve finished spring cleaning? Let your neighbors know on Shoutloc to promote it.

Check out the video below  to learn more!

R.I.P. Morgan Powell

This week I learned of the passing of Bronx historian and blogger, Morgan Powell. You may remember when he was featured right here on The Bronx Socialite’s Spotlight.  An avid enthusiast for sharing his vast knowledge of the Bronx’s environmental history and the contributions of black activists in our borough, Morgan’s  presence will be sorely missed.

MorganKristopherPowell

They’re Here! Get your Bronx totes NOW!

In honor of my News 12 appearance (working on getting video for those that may have missed it), I’ve decided to do a soft launch of the online store – meaning, this is not the full set of designs, but I wanted to make the current designs available for you to purchase.

Currently, the featured neighborhoods are: Hunts Point, Castle Hill, Bedford Park, Pelham Bay, Morris Park, and Mott Haven. There’s also an I love the Bronx tote available as well.

I’ll be adding more neighborhoods within the coming weeks. Enjoy!

Click here to peruse & purchase!

Coming Soon! Rep Your Hood, Rep the Bronx!

I’m SO excited to give you guys a sneak peek at what I’ve been concocting in my mind for the past few months and can now show you a physical manifestation of my crazy brainstorms! Soon I’ll be launching an online store with totes designed with various Bronx neighborhoods (or just the Bronx monicker itself). I tested out my prototype today taking it everywhere- the snow, the bus, school, the gym, the post office – it’s amazing. It’s really roomy to schlep all of my various crap across the borough in style.

Below are some pictures of what you can expect from the store 🙂

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

All Set Against the Hep

You guys. I can’t tell you how upset I am about this whole Hawaii Sea debacle. For those not in the know, a few customers and an employee of New Hawaii Sea right on Williamsbridge came down with a case of Hepatitis A, triggering a surge of people in need of the Hepatitis A vaccine. I happened to part of that surge.   While on line for the vaccine today, I heard one of the DOH employees say that 1500 people were vaccinated yesterday. How crazy is that? The moral of the story, people: Wash your filthy hands! It literally only takes about a minute.

vaccine