"Jerome Ave" featured in The Guardian
The exhibition documents and celebrates the workers and tradespeople of Jerome Avenue, one of New York City’s few remaining working-class neighborhoods where many still make a living in small shops and factories or repairing automobiles.
The city recently rezoned two miles along Jerome Ave: speculation and rising rents are already evident. The rezoning will lead to construction of housing units, but also, many believe, to the end of a proud culture of industry and work in this last bastion of New York City’s working class.
Header image: Rebecca, originally from Ghana, works part-time at the GOD IS WONDERFUL Hair Weave & Braiding Center at Jerome and 183rd street which her sister Beatrice has owned for over ten years. © Adi Talwar/Bronx Photo League
2nd image: Josè Cruz, a mechanic at Diffo Auto Glass & Flat Fix, 1510 Jerome Avenue. Josè has been working on Jerome Avenue for 25 years–he fled the civil war in his native El Salvador in 1990. © David "Dee" Delgado and Michael Kamber/Bronx Photo League