The Bronx Documentary Center is a nonprofit gallery and educational space. Our mission is to share photography, film and new media with marginalized sectors of the Bronx. The Bronx contains the poorest congressional district in the United States, New York's 15th. However, there are some high- and middle-income neighborhoods, such as Riverdale, Fieldston, Spuyten Duyvil, Schuylerville, Pelham Bay, Pelham Gardens, Morris Park, and Country Club.
Some parts of the Bronx experienced a sharp decline in population, livable housing, and quality of life beginning in the mid-to-late 1960s, continuing through the 1970s and into the 1980s, eventually culminating in a wave of arson in the late 1970s, a period in which hip hop music evolved. The South Bronx, in particular, experienced severe urban decline. The municipality began to experience new population growth starting in the late 1990s and continues to this day. After these two annexations, the territory of the Bronx was moved from Westchester County to New York County, which already included Manhattan and the rest of New York City before 1874.
The Bronx also includes several small islands in the East River and Long Island Sound, such as City Island and Hart Island. Rikers Island, in the East River, where the city's large prison complex is located, is also part of the Bronx. Woodlawn Cemetery, one of the largest cemeteries in New York City, is located on the western bank of the Bronx River, near Yonkers. It opened in 1863, in what was then the city of Yonkers, at that time a rural area.
Part of the land purchased was reserved for the Grand Concourse and Pelham Parkway, the first in a series of boulevards and avenues (roads lined with trees, vegetation and vegetation). Subsequent projects included the Bronx River Highway, which developed a highway while restoring the riverbank and reducing pollution, the Mosholu Highway, and the Henry Hudson Highway. There are two main systems for dividing the Bronx into regions, which don't necessarily agree with each other. One system is based on the Bronx River, while the other strictly separates the South Bronx from the rest of the municipality.
Major neighborhoods in the Bronx include the following:. Bronx community districts 1 to 8 (which progress approximately from south to northwest) Bronx community districts 1 to 6 plus part of CD 7 moves north, CDs 2, 3 and 6 border the Bronx River from its mouth to Bronx Park, while 1, 4, 5 and 7 look to Manhattan (on the other side of the Harlem River) Like other neighborhoods in New York City, the South Bronx has no official boundaries. The name has been used to represent poverty in the Bronx and is applied to increasingly northern places, so in the 2000s, Fordham Road was often used as the northern boundary. The Bronx River more consistently forms an eastern boundary.
The South Bronx has many high-density apartment buildings, low-income public housing complexes, and multi-unit housing. The South Bronx is home to the Bronx County Courthouse, Borough Hall and other government buildings, as well as Yankee Stadium. The Cross Bronx Highway divides it in two, from east to west. The South Bronx has some of the poorest neighborhoods in the country, as well as areas with very high crime.
The Yankees won 26 World Series titles playing at the first Yankee Stadium; they added a 27th at the end of their first season at their current home. Since the consolidation of New York City in 1898, the New York City Charter, which provides for a strong system of mayors and councils, has governed the Bronx. The centralized government of New York City is responsible for public education, correctional institutions, libraries, public safety, recreational facilities, sanitation, water supply, and welfare services in the Bronx. Since 1990, the Borough President has acted as an advocate for the county in mayoral agencies, the City Council, the New York State government and corporations.
The Bronx also has twelve community boards, designated bodies that advise on land use and municipal facilities and services for local residents, businesses, and institutions. After becoming an independent county in 1914, the Bronx has supported only two Republican presidential candidates. He voted heavily for Republican winner Warren G. Harding in 1920, but by a much narrower margin, in a split vote for his victorious Republican successor Calvin Coolidge in 1924 (Coolidge 79,562; John W.
Davis, Democrat. Several colleges and universities are in the Bronx. Manhattan College is a Catholic university in Riverdale that offers undergraduate programs in arts, business, education, engineering, and science. It also offers graduate programs in education and engineering.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, which is part of Montefiore Medical Center, is located in Morris Park. The mixed, non-sectarian Mercy College, with its main campus in Dobbs Ferry, has a campus in the Bronx near Westchester Square. The East Bronx is considerably flatter and the street layout tends to be more regular. Only the Wakefield neighborhood follows street numbers, although with a misalignment due to the design of Tremont Avenue.
On the same diagonal latitude, West 262nd Street in Riverdale coincides with East 237th Street in Wakefield. The historic Boston Post Road, part of the long pre-revolutionary highway that connects Boston to other cities in the Northeast, runs east to west in some places and sometimes northeast to southwest. Mosholu and Pelham Avenues, with Bronx Park between them, Van Cortlandt Park to the west and Pelham Bay Park to the east, are also connected by bridle paths. The Bronx? No, Thonx, Ogden Nash, The New Yorker, 1931. About 40 people gathered at the Bronx Documentary Center last November.
If there was a common thread in every story, it was the desire to have a better life based on personal achievement. The stories from Mexico to Mali, both deeply personal and of universal resilience, had their moment in the spotlight. If there was a common thread in every story, it was the deep desire to have a better life based on personal achievement. Ever since feature films began shooting in New York locations in the late 1940s, crowds of curious spectators have delivered a compelling urban spectacle.
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is a Catholic liberal arts college in Riverdale under the direction of the Sisters of Charity of New York. Since the birth of shooting in modern locations in the 1940s, filmmakers have taken advantage of New York's extraordinary urban landscape, whose busy streets, towering skyscrapers, elevated and underground subway lines, and soaring suspension bridges offer a dynamic, three-dimensional setting like few others in the world. The Bronx's gritty urban life had come to the movies even earlier, with depictions of the joy of the Bronx, a loud, flatulent sound of disapproval, supposedly made for the first time by fans of the New York Yankees. The gathering of New Yorkers at the locations of The Naked City in 1947 proved to be an irresistible topic for young LOOK magazine photographer Stanley Kubrick (who was also watching the filming process for his subsequent career as a director).
The publisher and co-editor of The Riverdale Press, Bernard Stein, won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for his editorials on issues in the Bronx and New York City in 1998. Each Borough President played a powerful administrative role derived from the vote on the New York City Estimating Board, which was responsible for creating and approving the city's budget and land use proposals. Low-budget, independently funded feature films, dating from the beginning of post-war New York, provided an invaluable avenue for talent raised in the city, including New York University film graduates Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Susan Seidelman, Ang Lee, Jim Jarmusch, Darnell Martin, Peter Smollett and Eva Vives. Since the birth of the film industry more than a century ago, New York has been one of the world's most popular settings, themes, and sources of inspiration for filmmakers of all kinds. Some artists from other parts of New York City have started to converge in the area, and housing prices have nearly quadrupled in the area since 2002.
The development of the Bronx is directly related to its strategic location between New England and New York (Manhattan). The Thain family forest at the New York Botanical Garden is thousands of years old; it is the largest remaining expanse of the original forest that once covered New York City. Since then, the city's public spaces have come alive with performances big and small, from the unstructured energy of Fame or Blue in the Face to the precise choreography of West Side Story or In the Heights, whose protagonist, Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), tells us that in New York, “the streets were made of music. The result was a sudden explosion in film production and the start of a new film industry based in New York, whose main figures included independent filmmakers, foreign directors and a new group of black directors, including Gordon Parks and Ossie Davis.
Private schools range from elite independent schools to religiously affiliated schools run by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York and Jewish organizations. .