NYC Go Spends a Day on the South Bronx's Grand Concourse

From NYC Go:

Some visitors—and even native New Yorkers—are under the impression that an optimal stay in the South Bronx involves stepping off the subway, going to a Yankees baseball game and heading right back to the train. That impression is decidedly false. The area around the stadium is packed with cultural attractions and homey restaurants, all within walking distance of the train and one another.

The South Bronx also has a community feel: it seemed like everyone we spoke to in our travels was connected to everyone else up and down the Grand Concourse, the area’s main artery. Grandmaster Caz of Hush Hip Hop Tours frequents Sam's Soul Food. Hush's founder, Debra Harris, speaks warmly of artist Lady K Fever, whose work you can see at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College. Over at bronx Museum of the Arts you can view photographs by Joe Conzo, who is also involved with the new Bronx Documentary Center—an institution that's dedicated itself to training the next generation of Bronx photographers.

The close-knit neighborhood makes for a rewarding day trip. Here are our tips for what to see and do while you're there.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Editor in Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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