Video: Sam Goodman on the Grand Concourse

Lifelong Bronx resident Sam Goodman of the Bronx Borough President’s Office gave the Design Trust staff a tour of the Grand Concourse in October 2008. In this video, Goodman sketches out a brief history of the Grand Concourse and explains the needs of the present-day community.


Very special thanks to Sam Goodman

Photographed and edited by Chris Kannen

Historical photographs courtesy of the Associated Press, Neal Boenzi/The New York Times, The Bronx County Historical Society, Joe Conzo/”Born in the Bronx”, Mel Rosenthal/”In the South Bronx of America”

Bronx map courtesy of Claudia Brandenburg/Language Arts

“Don’t Stop … Planet Rock (Original Vocal Version)” from the “The Remix EP” by Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force

Copyright 2009 Design Trust for Public Space

Curve on the Bronx Grand Concourse