December 19, 1996
CAN TRAVEL THROUGH CYBERSPACE ON THE BRONX
Wouldn't it be great if anyone, anywhere
could find out anything about the Bronx? Things
like the names, locations and meeting dates of
local service clubs and recent topics of
interest, concern and conversation.
Such a service just became available to
Bronxites near and far - online. The Bronx Mall,
geared to business and community interests,
opened its World Wide Web site in late November
and is already generating excitement among web
surfers, Bronx businesses and professionals, and
community groups. Created by the I - Word, whose
principals are Barbara Tallerman, owner of Trend
Track, an off-site data processing center, and
Mary Amone, a real estate sales professional, the
Bronx Mall is produced by Howard Offenhutter,
formerly of USA Network.
Click on Health/Social/Community Resources
for information about police, government services
and transportation as well as the Riverdale
Rotary Club, Partnership for a Drug Free America
and others. Click on Cultural Mosaic for Bronx
history, The World of Women featuring brief bios
of outstanding Bronx women, and Kids Connection
for children's letters to President Clinton.
Click on Speak Out! and see photos of the
neighborhood demonstration to protest the closing
of a supermarket on Knolls' Crescent and a
statement by Congressman Eliot Engel. Click on
Calendar of Events for the latest edition of the
borough's most comprehensive events listing, the
Bronx Events Calendar prepared by Quinn Miller
"The Bronx Mall will centralize
information about everything happening in all
parts of the borough, giving everyone an
opportunity to become familiar with this
technology 'close to home'," said Tallerman.
"This online marketplace will highlight the
best of the Bronx - neighborhoods, specialties,
cultural diversity, and an opportunity to
"speak-out" on issues of concern,"
Tallerman said. "Our goal is to be website
for the Bronx with information about and
contributions from all Bronx neighborhoods."
"The Bronx Mall is an excellent
opportunity for business people to learn about
the Internet and how they can best use it to
promote their products and services - here at
home and around the world," Tallerman said.
Listings are updated regularly for Speak
Out! and other features. Tallerman expects the
Bronx Mall to grow rapidly as more information
about the Bronx appears online.