It’s always fun to get news about a community from people within the actual community. There are many blogs that report about many different communities, but for this post, I will be focusing on a Bronx blog called “BoogieDowner.”
The most noticeable and important thing in my mind about this blog is the section called “Round’em Up” because it gathers news about the Bronx each day from different sources, so it’s easy to see some of the articles on the day all in one place.
As for the writing style on the blog itself, it’s enjoyable because, since it’s a blog, it has the leeway to be entertaining and casual. Like many other blogs, it links to other blogs that provide even more useful information about the Bronx.
They have an article on Pedro Espada Jr., who’s name they unfortunately misspell initially but magically spell it correctly later down in the post. It is interesting because it gives a first hand account about how indirect city officials and their workers can be.
To make a kind of long story short, BoogieDowner wanted to know some information about New York Senator Pedro Espada Jr.’s future district office and it took a little bit of work to find out it was going to be located at 400 E. Fordham Road. That simple information should not have been a hassle to get, but for some unknown reason, it was.
My critique about BoogieDowner is small, but I dislike the dull gray color scheme. I wish it was more colorful. Other than that, I think it provides good information and good links to find information about the Bronx.