south bronx cultural corridor
The South Bronx Cultural Corridor is a unique urban destination. In 2001 BCA designated a mile-long strip of the Grand Concourse as an area with a high concentration of cultural activity and branded it the South Bronx Cultural Corridor. It has been dubbed the “Gateway to the New Bronx” and demonstrates arts-based economic development in the South Bronx. BCA’s goals for the corridor are to attract visitors, increase commercial activity and engage the community in a variety of South Bronx cultural events.
The corridor includes Lincoln Avenue and the Bruckner Service Road up to 165th Street (north to south) and East River to the Harlem River (east to west). It is not a standard neighborhood per se - but rather includes Lower Concourse, Melrose, Mott Haven, Port Morris and Hunts Point, all within Honorable Jose E Serrano’s Congressional District 16. It includes light industry, residential, commercial businesses and major health and educational institutions as well as increasing numbers of artists, designers, artisans, arts organizations and more.
The South Bronx Cultural Corridor is dynamic. The area supports a critical mass of major cultural non-profit institutions, galleries, and other arts hosting venues including:
The South Bronx Cultural Corridor is easy to get to. The 2, 4, 5 and 6 subways run through the area and it is also served by the 1, 2, 6, 13, 19, 21 and 32 Bronx buses, and the Melrose or Yankees – E 153rd St stop on Metro North.
The South Bronx Cultural Corridor is in the news. Every week more positive press about the Bronx appears in local, national, international newspapers, on local and regional cable TV and the Web.
The South Bronx Cultural Corridor is a good place to do business. The steady progress of redevelopment yields both new opportunities and new challenges for the South Bronx. Major business and employment anchors in the South Bronx are the target of the City administration’s goals to spur greater private investment in the area. Yankee Stadium and the newly opened Gateway Center at Bronx Terminal Market offer expanded job opportunities as well as expanded/increased tourist and retail options for consumers. The New Bronx Chamber of Commerce helps connect today's businesses to a more profitable and successful tomorrow.
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The South Bronx Cultural Corridor is moving forward – come and join us.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
The Creative Bronx! Black Book is BCA’s new directory of creative business resources located in the Bronx. It is available online here and is a project of the South Bronx Cultural Corridor.
The South Bronx Cultural Corridor was featured in an October 4, 2009 story in The New York Times, "Local Stop | Near Yankee Stadium: Where Baseball Isn't Everything" by David Gonzalez.
Read Economic Development through a Creative Economy – Executive Summary (PDF)
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