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the bronx, NY, is filled with experiences and resources

A Cultural Mecca

Although my family and I live in Inwood Manhattan, we are close to the bridge that leads to the Bronx. Also, I have been hired to do video projects in the Bronx, which has led to me firsthand experiencing the culture of that area. This New York City borough was established in 1898 and currently has a population of around 1.435 million. Although the Bronx is sometimes known for its crime and violence, it is the home of go-to destinations including the Bronx Zoo (which my family frequented pre COVID-19), the New York Botanical Garden, the landscaped public garden Wave Hill, and of course Yankee Stadium, home to the New York Yankees.

Many Cultural Contributions

But the Bronx offers much more than just some tourist attractions. It has an amazing cultural history. For example, in the 1960’s and 1970’s through to today, the neighborhoods have contributed much to our American culture including pioneering Hip Hop, Voguing and much more as seen in The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Role Models Getting Vaccinated

Now here in Northern Manhattan and beyond, we are still huddled in our residences, trying to keep up hope. The vaccine does make the picture a little bit brighter, but there are many on both sides of the political aisle who, for whatever reason, have decided that the vaccine is not for them. Local leaders in many of the communities of New York, are attempting to get more people vaccinated. One of the ways they are doing this is by being filmed getting the shot themselves.

Finding your COVID-19 Vaccination Options

I am fortunate in having already received my first shot of the Pfizer vaccine, and will be getting my second one soon. We all need to work together to keep our neighborhoods safe, including wearing masks. Wearing your mask shows your respect for others because by you having it on you are thereby keeping your potential germs to yourself! Other important steps to take as we all know by now include washing hands in hot water (for at least 20 seconds), keeping 6 feet of distance from others, and of course, getting the vaccine! This has been quite easy for us here in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Just do an internet search for vaccination centers available in your zip code. Many vaccination hot spots have sprung up in New York that give locals priority.