On the Monday, March 13 edition of The Concourse:
We take a look at “Trump Care” and preparations for the on-coming blizzard; We talk to a 10 year-old who is collecting shoes and cash for a Dominican Republic charity; We dish the low down on J-Lo, A-Rod and Bieber; We hear from protesters at the Women’s Rally for International Women’s Day. In sports we look at Lehman College Tennis, the World Championship of Baseball; And finally, we preview a special on the objections to Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” from the gay community.
We talk live via Skype with a doctor in Ecuador about the ongoing earthquake recovery; a report from the Coachella Festival in Palm Springs California; part two of our conversation with NYC Dirt-biker “The Professor” and a preview of the upcoming Bronx Week events.
What is The Concourse?
According to the Miriam Webster Dictionary it is:
1: an act or process of coming together and merging
2: a meeting produced by voluntary or spontaneous coming together
3a: an open space where roads or paths meet 3b: an open space or hall (as in a railroad terminal) where crowds gather
According to Wikipedia:
“The Grand Concourse (originally known as the Grand Boulevard and Concourse) is a major thoroughfare in the borough of the Bronx in New York City. It was designed by Louis Aloys Risse, an Alsatian immigrant who had previously worked for the New York Central Railroad and was later appointed chief topographical engineer for the New York City government.”
According the AM New York:
“It was where upwardly mobile Jewish, Irish and other immigrants flocked when they arrived here in the 1920s through the 1950s. The boulevard’s four-lane grandeur echoing Paris’ Champs d’Elysees, its architecturally stunning apartment buildings, public transit access to jobs in Manhattan and direct links to the borough’s beautiful parks made it an attractive destination for families to raise their children.”
And according to the people who live there:
It is where people from other parts of New York dreamed to live because of the classic Art Deco apartments. It was the place, where the kids who lived in five-story walk-ups knew that the rich people lived, because they had elevators, and large open courtyards to play ball in. And today it’s where the sound of gunshots can still ring out at night.
According to The Bronx Journal, it is all this and much more.
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