Neighborhood Intel

The Bronx's historic cred, vintage 1970s photos, and more neighborhood news

By Virginia K. Smith  | October 19, 2015 - 1:59PM

Still catching up from the weekend? To make things a little easier, we've rounded up the latest need-to-know news from our favorite local outlets, so you can catch your neighborhood updates (and afternoon reading) all in one place:

• Brooklyn may be getting all the buzz lately, and Manhattan has been for ages. But lest we forget, the Bronx claims the title of the city's very first borough (Welcome2theBronx)

• 1970s NYC nostalgia is hard to shake when we're gifted with vintage photographs by born-and-bred New Yorker and photographer Brian Moss, who found a cache of negatives that show life on the UWS back in the '70s (West Side Rag)

• There's nothing like a classic Harlem townhouse. Check out this stunner that just hit the market in Mount Morris Park Historic District (Harlem + Bespoke)

• Politics as usual? Greenpoint's anti-immigration disputes from the 1920 seem, er, awfully familiar... (Greenpointers)

• Nothing ancient about this installation, except its inspiration: The 'Lighthenge' art exhibit opens in East River Park this week (Bowery Boogie)

• We were gifted with dozens of amazing stops at this year's Open House New York, but there are plenty that Bay Ridge residents think should've been included in this year's schedule (Hey Ridge)

• A mountain of a problem could be escalating around Myrtle-Broadway, which may be developing a pretty serious problem with the synthetic weed K2 (Bushwick Daily)


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