Sunday, October 21, 2007

Thirty years ago this month

"Thirty years ago this morning, on Oct. 5, 1977, President Jimmy Carter walked a desolate stretch of Charlotte Street in the South Bronx, drawing the world’s attention to the neglect and abandonment that made the borough a symbol of urban decay. No formal ceremonies will mark the 30th anniversary of his visit today. On Charlotte Street these days, the tranquil rhythm of neighborhood life is its own quiet tribute... " -- New York Times.