Seems like in a past few months, a big number of friends and family members have been moving or are planning to move the other boroughs. People move all the time in NYC but when a good amount of people you know are all moving one after another to pretty much the same areas, it’s like “oh, damn…
I have been doing the same thing. Using the Bronx as a place to sleep and work. Other than that, I usually leave the Bronx and then come back to sleep.
However, lately with the Starbucks at Fordham Plaza (the most convenient Starbucks for me to get to from home), the new shops at the Mall at Bay Plaza, new chains like Chipotle and Five Guys, independent diner like the new Aurora Diner at the north end of the Hub, Pizza Studio, the Umbrella where the rooftop will be open to the public, I have been staying in the Bronx more now.
It is clear now that they are building up the Bronx.