How Can Grand Concourse Become Grander?

The Bronx Museum and the Design Trust for Public Space last week launched a competition to chart a future for the Grand Concourse, the storied boulevard that runs through the Bronx.

Once filled with doorman apartment buildings with opulent lobbies, the strip lost quite a bit of its cache and luster in the urban exodus of the 1960s and 1970s, and the above video tracks the boulevard's history quite well.

The competition, "Intersections: Grand Concourse Beyond 100," comes as the city has launched a rezoning of the area surrounding the southern portions of the boulevard: the Lower Concourse rezoning.  read more »

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