JEROME AVENUE WORKERS PROJECT BOOK
Featuring work by the 18 photographers of the Bronx Photo League, this book documents and celebrates the workers and tradespeople of Jerome Ave, an area currently dominated by community-owned businesses. Jerome Ave is a gritty two-mile stretch of low buildings where thousands of immigrants work in small stores, factories and car repair shops.
The city is considering a plan to rezone a 73-block stretch along Jerome Ave. If passed, 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. The BPL photographed Jerome Ave as part of a continuing chronicle of gentrification in the Bronx.
Learn more about this project on the exhibition website.