- The High Bridge, the city’s oldest bridge that spans the Harlem River and connects Manhattan and the Bronx, will reopen to foot and bicycle traffic for the first time in 40 years. [NYT]
- HidrateMe is a smart water bottle that tracks your hydration and glows when you need to take a sip. [Business Insider]
- The true story of National Doughnut Day is nothing like you’d think. [Refinery 29]
- Here’s a five-borough map of NYC hip-hop artists. [BK Mag]
Images: The High Bridge (L); Hip-Hop map (R)
- Hate your soulless office tower? Maybe you should blame the Seagram Building. [Fast Co. Design]
- Attend a lecture tonight to learn about the history and renovation of High Bridge, the oldest standing bridge in NYC. [NYC H2O]
- Michael Graves, postmodernist architect who designed towers and teakettles, dies at 80. [NYT]
- There’s some passive aggressive blog feuding happening in the East Village. [Bedford + Bowery]
- The city is looking for five artists to create mural for the “creepy” 191st Street 1 train tunnel. [DNAinfo]
Images: Seagram Building (L); Michael Graves (R)
Image courtesy of Thomas X. Casey
The NY Yankees, Julia the Gorilla, and the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden all call the Bronx home, but as the borough named for Jonas Bronck (and affectionately called the Boogie Down) commemorates a centennial anniversary in 2014, there is much more to celebrate than Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, and the New York Botanical Garden.
We’ve hunted down seven cool things about the Bronx that we bet you didn’t know. Read them all ahead, then venture northward to see them up close and personal.
Seven cool things about the Bronx