Jun 4, 2013

Bronx

Fighting the Image of the ‘Burning’ Borough - NYTimes.com
“The Bronx has been trying to remove the scorch marks from its name since the 1970s, when arson fires, rampant crime and poverty pushed residents out in droves; made the borough a national symbol of urban decay; and saddled it with the apocalyptic phrase, “the Bronx is burning.”