Across from the Mott Haven Bar and Grill, an anti–“Piano District” graffiti piece by TATS Cru states “Welcome to the South Bronx.”
View from the 4 train staircase at 170th Street and Jerome Avenue
Jérôme LaMaar in his shop 9J
A temporary sidewalk on Jerome Avenue at 158th Street bypasses one of the neighborhood’s many construction sites.
A local tire shop at 149th Street and River Avenue holds out as new developments loom in the rezoned Lower Grand Concourse area.
Michael Hamlett Jr., co-founder of the Bronx Brand, at 231st Street and Broadway
The Joinery, a luxury condo set to open on East 138th Street this year
A film shoot takes place on a historic block in Mott Haven at 139th Street and Alexander Avenue.
Signs for rental space in a gentrifying section of the South Bronx
Police officers on patrol
A curbside thrift market on Jerome Avenue
Sulma Arzu-Brown (left) and Majora Carter, owners of the Boogie Down Grind Café
Flower vendors are among the neighborhood’s many informal businesses.
A Puerto Rican and Dominican food cart in front of the Bronx Terminal Market, which opened in a former wholesale fruit and vegetable market in 2009
Ed García Conde of the blog “Welcome2theBronx,” at Mount Eden Avenue and Jerome Avenue
The 4 train passes overhead on Jerome Avenue.
Beneath the elevated 4 train tracks on Jerome Avenue
A makeshift memorial for Freddy, a/k/a Pitufo (“smurf” in Spanish), on Jerome Avenue at 170th Street
A rosary on a branch
Reynaldo Morales waves cars down in an attempt to get customers to stop at the auto glass shop where he works.