Quoted in The New York Times: Bronx Night Market

On May 22, 2019, the “Summer in the City” series from The New York Times published my recommendation for an activity in the Bronx as part of an article highlighting the possibilities of a daylong adventure in the borough:

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Eat and drink your way through the Bronx Night Market at Fordham Plaza. It’s “the Bronx spin on Smorgasburg and the Queens Night Market,” writes Syed A., a Summer reader from Parkchester.

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Undesigning the Redline in the Bronx and Beyond

In 1938 — as the New Deal infused capital into cities and Robert Moses molded New York — the federal Home Owner’s Loan Corporation (HOLC) carved America into the unequal landscapes it is today. In the Bronx, my home borough of New York City, it granted the Riverdale and Fieldston neighborhoods its green, first grade, type A status. HOLC recognized that Riverdale and Fieldston were of the newest, most suburban, and most secure of neighborhoods for real estate investment. They were most desirable for what they did not have: communities of color. HOLC’s forms lay it bare:

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