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Spotlight on the Arts in Communities

…development; and promoting the role of arts and culture in fostering vibrant communities.  Disinvestment in the Bronx in the 1970s and 1980s destroyed many performance venues, devastating the music scene, and making access to arts and cultural programming more scarce. With its soon to be opened Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), WHEDco will provide arts programming and restore pride of place by channeling the dynamic music history of the boroug…

Jane’s Walk NYC: Find a Walk

Home | Find a Walk | Lead a Walk | Volunteer 100+ free guided walks celebrating New York This year is already shaping up to be our biggest Jane’s Walk yet! From an early look at the Queensway (a proposed 3.5-mile-long elevated park), to breathtaking Tibetan gardens on Staten Island, to a Latin record store in the South Bronx thriving 88 years after it was founded, there are countless adventures waiting for you this May 1st-3rd. We&#…

The Bronx, A Place That Matters

Greetings from the Bronx — the birthplace of hip hop, the breathtaking site of the New York Botanical Garden and home base for the 2009 World Series Champions, the Yankees. Now the Bronx has even more to celebrate, as six of the borough’s notable locations will be recognized on December 3rd by Place Matters. The six honorees are: 52 Park in Longwood is a popular urban oasis run by the NYC Parks Department with the help of 52 People for Progress…

The Grand Concourse, the “Champs Elysées” of the Bronx, at Landmarks

…rks Preservation Commission in support of the designation of a proposed Grand Concourse Historic District in the Bronx. The proposed district is comprised of 73 buildings running roughly along the Concourse between 153rd and 167th Streets. In response to the LPC’s hearing, MAS President Vin Cipolla said: “ The Grand Concourse is one of the Bronx’s most majestic thoroughfares and one of its great treasures.  The designation of a Grand…

Livable Neighborhoods Training Travels to the Bronx

In response to our 2010 Livability Survey, which found that Bronx residents were the least satisfied with their neighborhoods than other city dwellers, we went north with our highly regarded Livable Neighborhoods training program to more than 200 members of the twelve Bronx community boards. Through a partnership with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, MAS provided hands-on instruction in understanding the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Proced…

Jane’s Walk 2013

Jane’s Walk NYC “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody”– Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. On Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2013 thousands of New Yorkers came together for Jane’s Walk NYC – an annual series of 100+ FREE guided walks (and bike rides!) throughout New York’s five boroughs….

North Bronx Bikeway, A Place That Matters

The North Bronx Bikeway, nominated by Christina Martinez. The borough that has the most greenspace, the Bronx, also has a bike trail that connects its large, beautiful parks. The North Bronx Bikeway is a scenic bike path through the north and central Bronx extending from Van Cortlandt Park in the northwest, down past the Botanical Gardens in Bronx Park, along scenic Pelham Parkway, and ending up in Pelham Bay Park, City Island, and Orchard Beach…


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Join MAS for a Tour of Environmental Success Stories in the South Bronx

…ghlighting several community-driven projects undertaken by her organization that have improved the health of the Bronx River watershed. HighOn Saturday, October 18, join the winner of this year’s Jane Jacobs Medal for New Ideas and Activism, Alexie Torres-Fleming, on a walking tour highlighting several community-driven projects undertaken by her organization that have improved the health of the Bronx River watershed.lights include the resto…

Guest Blog: E. L. Doctorow in the Bronx

To kick off our new guest blog series, MAS guide Jean Arrington describes her interest in E. L. Doctorow’s work and the inspiration for her upcoming tour in the Bronx. We invite you to share your own tour adventures with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TripAdvisor! E. L. Doctorow (January 6, 1931 – July 21, 2015)In 2012, in connection with an exhibit about the New York World’s Fairs, the Museum of the City of New York scheduled E….