Constance Rosenblum ’65 Publishes History of the West Bronx’s Grand Concourse

Posted October 15th, 2009 at 3:12 pm.

boulevardThe New York University Press recently published Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx by veteran New York Times writer and editor Constance Rosenblum ’65. The book traces the 100-year history of the four-mile-long Grand Boulevard and Concourse, a broad avenue that was designed to echo the grandeur of the Champs-Elysée of Paris. Serving as a road to prosperity for the upwardly mobile Jewish families who first populated the neighborhoods surrounding it, the Grand Concourse later became a case study urban decay before its current period of renewal.

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