“In the lost cheesebox gardens/Of my childhood/I planted zinnias of possibility with grandpa/Until it all came apartAnd we ‘climbed out’/Of the Bronx, my father said…” —“Lost Bronx” by Gene Grabiner


— The Bronx River, 1961 vs 1980 vs 2010. The South Bronx. And Alexander’s (remember them?). Check out three poems about the Bronx by Michelle M. Tokarczyk, from her forthcoming book Coming Back.

— We asked Bronx indie filmmaker Chris Raffaele about his favorite places in the Bronx. Learn about his latest film, The Grasslands, and see his replies, here.