The Bronx Riviera

Submitted by ub on Wed, 12/14/2022 - 18:10

This one has to be filed as I will believe it whenever I actually see it only because I have heard this story way too many times before.

Just after moving to The Bronx in the 1990s to build and launch News 12, I returned to work in NYC long before the millennium. Since then, I began reading and listening to politicians yapping about giving a new facelift to Orchard Beach. This has been going on for four Mayors and some with several terms in office.

Dejavu all over again? Could it be true that the only man-made beach in the city could be getting a new life?

It is known as "The Riviera of New York City," Orchard Beach, The Bronx's only beach, is still a popular hotspot on a hot day. The beach sits on the Long Island Sound and offers a one-of-a-kind view of City Island. If you need to get out of the sun, take a leisurely walk on the promenade and stop at some of the many shops and food venues.

It was late in September when it was destined to become “Tent City” before one rainy October afternoon washed away the new mayor’s haphazard plans to put migrant tents in the area.

@NYCParks and elected officials broke ground on an $87 million Orchard Beach Pavilion project with three primary goals.

To restore the architecture of the landmark building, construct new accessibility, and provide viable amenities for the community.

The once-star attraction of The Bronx, Orchard Beach is now set for $87M renovation

‘It represents the future – $87M restoration project on Orchard Beach Pavilion begins…

$87M restoration of historic Orchard Beach Pavilion kicks off in the Bronx…

City Breaks Ground on Orchard Beach Pavilion Project…